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Techniques, Cool Ideas, Teaching, RantsMon, 07 Aug 2017 18:04:09 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.com/Comment on The Best Way to Factor Trinomials by Bret Johns
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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:04:09 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1427#comment-2158Except there is a mistake in the next to the last problem The equation is 12x^2 +13x+3=0 when I believe it should be 12x^2+13x+36=0. It does ask for factors of 36.
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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:00:46 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1487#comment-2157Very true. Long gone are the days where students simply answer fraction problems. They may be asked to create the equivalent fraction number sentence before they can add/subtract or write the multiplication number sentence for the division of fraction problems. And like previously stated students have to be able to find which step an error is made in a sample problem. I teach fractions the “old school” way but I teach students to create reference examples for the various operations using a half and a fourth. I cant add/subtract a half and a fourth because the denominators are not alike so I have to create an equivalent fraction…
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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:55:14 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1487#comment-2156Very true. Long gone are the days where students simply answer fraction problems. They may be asked to create the equivalent fraction number sentence before they can add/subtract or write the multiplication number sentence for the division of fraction problems. And like previously stated students have to be able to find which step an error is made in a sample problem. I teach fractions the “old school” way but I teach students to create reference examples for the various operations using a half and a fourth. I cant add/subtract a half and a fourth because the denominators are not alike so I have to create an equivalent fraction…
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Sun, 06 Aug 2017 19:14:31 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1487#comment-2154I love this fast fraction method. I am a special education teacher and know that students have different ways of learning. I had struggled trying to teach the traditional method that requires like denominators to add and subtract, but some students got lost trying to form equivalent fractions. This method avoids that and allows students to be successful. I plan to teach both methods and allow students to choose whichever one they understand.
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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 02:24:35 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=2833#comment-2065May be worth compiling these into a document for your students or immortalizing this post on the site (like with your algebra tips). Some great advice here for math students.
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Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:50:53 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1487#comment-1843These are great tricks. How do you teach them why it works? I am curious how to explain it to kids.
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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:09:02 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1394#comment-1820Good ideas! Simple and easy to explain
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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:11:17 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1487#comment-1802Tricks are great when students come up with them on their own. It shows they have a strong level of understanding and are finding quicker ways of doing the mental math just like we as teachers do. Otherwise, teaching tricks is more confusing than helpful, and I avoid them.
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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:21:23 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1394#comment-1798thanks for this site now I can solve algebra easiely
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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:56:10 +0000http://jrh794.wordpress.com/?p=1487#comment-1796Thanks I’m glad I found this
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