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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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A Smile can improve Math Attitudes

Getting students to do well in math can start with a smile.   School is starting so let’s have an ATTITUDE CHECK! What do you say when someone says, do you like math? Do you say:   Math is Awesome!!  I love math!!!  I am a math enthusiast!!! Even if you don’t think those things you […]

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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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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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Math: Making it Happy for your Students

There is actually a math formula that can predict what will make you happy. This equation, according to the researchers, was able to successfully predict the factors leading to peoples’ happiness a significant percentage of the time.  I have no idea what this equation means or how to even apply it but what this formula […]

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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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