Calendar for March from MANGO Math – Everyday fun

  MANGO Math March 2017 Calendar Enjoy the fun of MANGO Math’s March calendar These problems provide students with great algebraic thinking skills.  Students will start to understand concepts regarding balanced equations.  A student can add or subtract the same number of shape or multiply or divide by the same number or shape on both […]

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How to Avoid Math Drama – Acting Out Problem Solving

Problem solving strategies or what I like to call “creative thinking activities” are a necessary component of teaching students math. It helps students expand their perspective and intelligence. Research shows that everyone can learn math to high levels.  It is experiences that grows the brain, reviewing and thinking more deeply causes brain synapses to react. Believing in yourself […]

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Creative Thinking

What would you rather teach, math or creative thinking?  Do you see these as two different concepts or the same concept? When I was school-aged I saw these as two very different concepts.  Math was memorization, formulas and one dimensional algorithms.  Give me a story problem like this:   A carpenter can cut a log into […]

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The Importance of “Number Sense”

One of the main building blocks for children as they learn to understand math is grasping “number sense.” Number sense is how people conceptualize numbers and mathematics, including the relationships of numbers to one another, the ascending or descending value system inherent in their order, and understanding what makes the results of basic arithmetic reasonable. […]

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