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Pre Algebra Resources

The preparation for algebra begins as early as kindergarten with patterning concepts which eventually become pre algebra concepts as students progress through school. You'll find a wealth of pre algebra worksheets here to support the longer term goal which is algebra.

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Measures of Central Tendancy

Wednesday April 9, 2014

This concept is taught as early as the 3rd grade and refers to the law of averages. When the term average is used, most of us mean the 'mean' average. However, there are other averages which are the median and the mode.  If you are looking for a 101 on the Mean, the Median and the Mode, you'll find a quick overview here.

See also,  free median worksheets.

Beginning of Base 10

Saturday April 5, 2014

Base 10 concepts begin in Kindergarten. At this early age, base 10 refers to the ability to understand that in a number like 12, the one represents 1 ten or 10 ones, it no longer is the same as 1 when 1 is in isolation. It is also showing the ability to count onward when 10 is recognized, looking at a group of 10 and automatically knowing to count up to determine how many there are when there is a group of 10 and 5 more or 6 more.

Although this concept sounds simple, it's quite difficult for new learners. This article focuses on teaching strategies for the kindergarten learner, using the Common Core Standards for understanding and decomposing numbers from m11 to 19.

Best Graduate Level Math Programs

Wednesday April 2, 2014

Are you ready to move on to a graduate degree in math? Whether you're looking to pursue graduate level in Algebra, Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Analysis, Applied Math, Discrete Math, Topology, Logic or Geometry, you might just find this list of the top schools to pursue graduate level math to be quite helpful. You'll find score levels and useful information to help you guide your decision.

See also, What to do with a Degree in Math and Careers in math.

Algebraic Reasoning in Kindergarten?

Sunday March 30, 2014

When you think of algebraic reasoning, I'm sure that kindergarten is the last thing on your mind. However, algebraic reasoning occurs as early as kindergarten and is certainly one of the benchmarks in the Common Core Standards. This week, I've written an article about how to address subtraction to five, addition to 10 and what it means to reason algebraically in kindergarten. The strategies in this article address K.0A in the Common Core Standards.

See also: All articles on Common Core in Kindergarten.

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