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Percents: Key Concepts and Connections

[Rescued from my old blog.] Paraphrased from a homeschool math discussion forum: “I am really struggling with percents right now, and feel I am in way over my head!” Percents are one of the math...

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Percents: The Search for 100%

[Rescued from my old blog.] Percents are one of the math monsters, the toughest topics of elementary and junior high school arithmetic. The most important step in solving any percent problem is to...

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Quotations XIII: Mathematics Education Is Much More Complicated than You...

Registrations have been rolling in for our homeschool co-op, and the most popular classes are full already. Math doesn’t seem to be a “most popular” class. I can’t imagine why! Still, many of my...

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Trouble with Percents

Can your students solve this problem? There are 20% more girls than boys in the senior class. What percent of the seniors are girls? This is from a discussion of the semantics of percent problems and...

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Reading to Learn Math

[Photo by Betsssssy.] Do you ever take your kids’ math tests? It helps me remember what it is like to be a student. I push myself to work quickly, trying to finish in about 1/3 the allotted time, to...

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Probability Issue: Hints and Answers

Remember the Math Adventurer’s Rule: Figure it out for yourself! Whenever I give a problem in an Alexandria Jones story, I will try to post the answer soon afterward. But don’t peek! If I tell you the...

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FREE Math Mammoth Percent

Wow! CurrClick’s weekly freebie for August 12-16 is Maria Miller’s Math Mammoth Percent workbook in pdf. Update: Maria just posted the workbook for free on her blog, too. Good until August 18th. The...

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