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Math Mammoth Thanksgiving sale

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Use the coupon code THANKSGIVING.

The offer is valid till December 1, 2016.

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Thanksgiving Activity Pack

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My daughter Abby (11 years) recently created a Thanksgiving activity book filled with 101 different activities - dot-to-dots, copy-the-pictures, various types of matching activities, coloring pages, mazes, trace-the-dots, color by numbers, and much more! It is intended for children ages 4-8.

You will find it at Currclick.



More practice with bar models and problem solving

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Someone asked me about the BAR MODELS in the problem solving lessons in Math Mammoth grade 5.

This person said that they had just completed every problem in the lesson Problem Solving with Bar Models 1, but her son is still having a hard time knowing how to make the bar model after reading the problem, and knowing what to do with the fractional part once it is figured out.

She was wondering if there was something else for supplemental practice, and if she should look for mastery in this area at this point.

MY ANSWER:

I feel it would be good to achieve some degree of mastery at this point (in 5th grade). I suggest  using the website Thinking Blocks for additional practice, in particular the "Multiplication and Division" and "Fractions" subsections.



Also, if the problem solving lessons are difficult, consider spreading out the study of these lessons in Math Mammoth by starting the child simultaneously on the next chapter. For example, one could study problem solving …

Teaching the multiplication tables

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It's probably that time when many are teaching the multiplication tables to their children or students.


Check out my guide of how to teach them.

And here's a link to videos that do the "structural" (not totally random) drill for you:

Multiplication tables videos — presented in a specific order — easiest ones first — which makes learning them MUCH easier.