# Elementary arithmetic

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Instead of teachers racing to cover many topics briefly, the standards now request that the teachers deepen their lesson plans and cover fewer topics during the school year (www.corestandards.org). Common Core math standards restructured the elementary standards to include more arithmetic. Elementary teachers spent time, in the classroom, on arithmetic along with other mathematical problems including, shapes, probability, and statistics (Jason Zimba, 2014). While everything that is being taught at the elementary level is relevant, arithmetic has more prevalence for the students because it directly leads to the understanding of algebra in later grades. Jason Zimba, a writer of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, describes the standards for each grade…

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Ideal Educational Experience Cheryl D. Michel Brandman University Educational Experience Teaching Math to Children with Disabilities I chose to write this paper on an actual teaching experience that I was recently afforded the opportunity to be a part of. Over the recent summer vacation in lieu of teaching students at my usual place of employment, I decided to seek an opportunity where I could offer my teaching/tutoring skills as a volunteer. I thought that since I would…

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accounting he was also consulted on the matters of defense and navigation. One of the most important things that Simon Stevin did for mathematics was the elementary standardization of decimal fractions. Decimal fractions are fractions that are turned into decimals. The denominator, or the bottom number of a fraction is placed into the tens place, while the numerator, or the top number is placed to the right of the decimal point. In the year 1585 Simon Stevin released a publication of a…

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In preparation for fractions number talk what I observed was very beneficial for students at the carpet it allowed students to discuss and share with one another. I liked the fact that after a student share students had to give a particular cue saying if they agreed with peer. I thought that was awesome. I also like how she went over what to expect during learning at table and how students will share. So some type of feedback was to be expected even if student did not still quite understand. As…

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Fractions Fractions are difficult to learn and to teach, however they form an important part of primary education mathematics. Fractions both underpin the development of proportional reasoning, including the understanding of algebra and probability. Much of the confusion of teaching and learning fractions appear to be from the many different coding conventions (6/5, 1 1/4, 1.25, 125%), different representations (models) and interpretations (constructs) (Clarke, Roche & Mitchell, 2008). The…

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In math, completing the square only works with quadratic functions, otherwise the equation will not be able to solve. An important rule to understand when deriving the quadratic formula by completing the square, is that the leading term must equal to “1”. On the other hand, if the leading term does not equal to “1”, one will have to factor the equation by dividing each term by the leading term. The quadratic equation must start as the following: 〖ax〗^2+bx+c=0. Next, the constant number is to…

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The measurements of our world strive to quantify the quality of our lives. The scales we use to measure ourselves and how we feel, fail to understand the concept of life itself. The tears of joy felt by a mother; the symphony of silence held by a survivor; the loudness of a murmur spoken as a prayer. Life is a composition, led by a melody, woven piece by piece, tied by our hopes and colored by our sorrows. Like darkness is the absence of light, pain is measured by the absence of happiness.…

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Purpose The purpose of this lab is to discover if the theory that the proportions that Vitruvius has set out for us are accurate. This lab will test the theories that Vitruvius has set out. This will also test the measuring skills and mathematical skills of the data taker. Background Information Vitruvius’ idea that a lasting idea of beauty could be learned from the 'truth of nature', that nature's designs were based on universal laws of proportion and symmetry. Vitruvius thought that the…

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1. APK: Review double-digit addition with renaming. Have students recall strategies they used to find the sum of double-digit addition problems (place value, empty number line, break apart). Ask student, “Do you think we could use some of these same strategies to find the sum of three-digit numbers?” “Today, we are going to use those same strategies to solve three-digit addition problems.” 2. Objective/EQ: During math today, we are going to play a game that includes adding two three-digit…

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1. Find out the numbers that has the greatest value a) 5.3 b) 4.99 c) 5.198 d) 5.04896 Children should have the ability to compare, order ad represent decimals (11, ACMNA105). The correct answer for the above question is 5.3. Some of the misconceptions could be:  some students may choose 4.99, with the misconception that 99 is the highest number, without considering the whole number, in which 4 is less than 5.  Students may rule out 4.99, compare the other three numbers, and choose…

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