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The Secret to Teaching Math Facts: Number Bonds

The Secret to Teaching Math Facts: Number Bonds
Below you will see why I think teaching math basics with number bonds is the best way for your homeschoolers to learn math. Over our last four years of homeschooling, I have used several different math curricula. Some I liked better the others, but they all had their own strengths and weaknesses. One of the strengths of one particular curriculum we use, Singapore Math, is their method of teaching basic math facts. Instead of teaching fact families by rote, Singapore illustrates fact families using number bonds. Now, I realize this is just my unprofessional opinion, but as a self-professed math geek, I truly believe number bonds are (likely) the best ways to teach math facts. Why? They're simple. How Number Bonds Work If you're not familiar with what number bonds are, allow me to illustrate. As in the example for addition on the left, the student is taught to recognize that the number 7 is made of 3 and 4. Number Bond Flashcards Teaching Algebraic Thinking Related:  link

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Homeschool Curriculum, Lessons, Activities | Everything Homeschooling Mr. McGroovy's Fantastic Cardboard Creations Celebrate Chemistry with Kids this Summer Finding safe, low-cost, educational and fun activities for kids during the summer so their brains stay active and ripe for learning is hard. That’s partially why we decided to homeschool year round and take fewer shorter breaks during our school year. Dow Chemical – a leading global partner of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry – produced a few videos, showcasing three different at-home experiments you can do as a family and use as a way to get kids and students excited about the power of chemistry and science in their everyday lives. After having about a four week break, we started school up again yesterday for the next year. The one we had the most fun with was Uncovering the Chemistry of Blood. You can also see the videos below on how this experiment is actually done, how chemistry is involved in the game of baseball and the ever classic erupting of a baking soda volcano. Dow sent me a gift card so I could purchase the materials for the at-home experiments.

Nerd Paradise : Divisibility Rules for Arbitrary Divisors It's rather obvious when a number is divisible by 2 or 5, and some of you probably know how to tell if a number is divisible by 3, but it is possible to figure out the division 'rule' for any number. Here are the rules for 2 through 11... The last digit is divisible by 2. The sum of all the digits in the number is divisible by 3. The last 2 digits are divisible by 4. The last digit is 5 or 0. The number is both divisible by 2 and divisible by 3. Cut the number into 2 parts: the last digit and everything else before that. The last 3 digits are divisible by 8 The sum of all the digits in the number is divisible by 9. The last digit is a 0. Break the number into two parts (like you did for the division by 7 rule). Also there is a quick way for determining divisibility by 11 for 3-digit numbers: If the inner digit is larger than the two outer digits, then it is divisible by 11 if the inner digit is the sum of the two outer digits. Rules for all divisors ending in 1... User Comments: 9 Dividing By 12

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