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Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Ideas for Math

Do you need some clear goals for the summer?
Should you review last years math problems?
Improve your calculating skills?
Look to your new subject that will begin in the fall?

Math is an awesome skill to have.  Your skills and knowledge and even speed can improve each day.
What do you want to learn this summer?

It can be fun!   It can be interesting!   Are you ready for math this summer.

Here is a link for fun ideas in improving your math skills this summer.
 Summer Ideas for Math!

Need more Algebra or Geometry?  Then try this link:
Math classes for review or for new skills

Friday, June 14, 2013

Factoring Class offered by Math in a Box dot com -- FREE

Factoring Polynomials

Factoring and working with POLYNOMIALS is a very important skill for Algebra and Calculus students.
If you have studied Algebra 1 and are not sure you can still factor (there are at least 5 types) polynomials then consider completing this class before you start your next math class.

You do need to know some algebra:  exponents, variables, order of operations, signed numbers, and all of these combined into 1 problem!

Here is the link to the free class.  Factoring Polynomials.

What is Stealth?  Make your choice:

1.  it is teaching a child a topic or concept without them know it!
2.  an object that is not detectable, but it really is there!
3.  both of the above.

Can we really teach our children without them realizing they are learning a "school topic" or life lesson?
Sure.   Read this person's blog to see the fun they had learning-   build a pendulum in your living room.
Stealth learning may not always appear orderly, but it’s natural and it can work!   It doesn’t have to be used exclusively, but it’s worth trying now and then and seeing how it might work for you and your child.
Stealth Learning 

As you might expect, hiding a giant plane is no easy task. Northrop Grumman, the defense firm that won the bomber contract, spent billions of dollars and nearly 10 years developing the top secret project. The finished product is a revolutionary machine -- a 172-foot wide flying wing that looks like an insect to radar scanners! The craft is also revolutionary from an aeronautics perspective: It doesn't have any of the standard stabilizing systems you find on a conventional airplane, but pilots say it flies as smoothly as a fighter jet.   The B-2 bomber has a completely different design: It's one big wing; it is like a boomerang.
BUT how does the B-2 fly and how does it vanish?   LOTS of  MATH and science learning needed for this job.

Shall we make it stealth learning or book learning?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wonderful article that does not support Math education!

Wonderful article that does not support Math education!

View this article about the need for algebra in the life of Liberal art students.

The article is written by Barbara Ellis in support of the book Shakespeare Didn't Need College Algebra, author Barbara G. Lenmark.

Read her article here.

You may also want to review the book; but, I could not find it even with Google search and Amazon!  If you do find it then let me know!