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Research Proves MANGO Math Can Improve Math Scores

MANGO Math can help improve students math abilities! MANGO Math curriculum was used by Marian University’s Summer Learning Institute in their mission to stop and reverse summer learning loss and to offer a unique vehicle for helping to build the STEM infrastructure in Indianapolis, IN.M Summer Learning Institute was continuing a 5-year longitudinal research study on Promising […]

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Math Practice, Drill, Baby, Drill vs Play, Baby, Play

Math Practice Makes Perfect Math Practice??  It is four in the morning and I am sitting in a hotel room in San Antonio thinking about math education and an article that I just read entitled, “Drill, Baby, Drill? Study finds worksheets, practice improves math skills more than fun stuff.”     Well, I will say […]

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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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Making a List – Checking it Twice – Problem Solving Using Lists

Why make a list? I think my first list was to Santa and I am sure the first thing on it was a pony.  We all have opportunities in our daily lives to make lists; groceries, packing, daily to-dos.  And making a list in math is a great way for students organize their thoughts as […]

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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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