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Check out this photo of two books explaining the addition of fractions - one from 1880 and one from 2009.
In the first episode of "Ellie Makes Math Easy," Ellie demonstrates her discovery of how fractions and decimals are kind of the same thing!
Get this FREE ePacket to help your kids think about how numbers, arithmetic and fractions all got invented!
Christine asked me via twitter for some resources for Cuisenaire rods and teaching fractions. Of course I can't pass the opportunity up to do some fun things with my rods!
This is one of my favorite (and first) math "tutoring" stories. It has a great ending, for me. The biggest fraction of the pizza came my way!
Last week's article on the order of operations included a quick mention that division is the same as multiplication - but different. Now's the time to explain that a bit.
So you think you HAVE to find a common denominator when adding fractions? Well, not really. Especially if you want to inspire kids to really think like a mathematician and do some inventing!
Here's how to understand and explain some of the top confusing terms in mathematics - pain free.
Finding the domain of a function is slippery and misunderstood. Why do we do it? Why do we need domains anyway? And how do you find the domain?
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