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Explain Rounding and Estimating
Decimals are a way of writing numbers that are larger or smaller than whole numbers.

Adding Up the Benefits of Financial Literacy
With so many Americans saving little and spending a lot, financial literacy is a critical skill. The Foundation of Investor Education offers multiple resources for teaching students about saving and investing, including the popular Stock Market Game.

Fantasy Game Helps Students "Pass" Math
Many youngsters crunch sports statistics, but never think of it as doing math. But a curriculum developed by a former middle school math teacher that combines math with Fantasy Football is scoring big with students.

Online Math, Science Training for Teachers
Increasing the number of qualified math and science teachers in U.S. schools is a concern not just for school systems, but for businesses as well. Now some companies have teamed up with the University of California-Irvine Extension to improve teachers' skills.

Teacher of the Year Targets Education Inequities
Jason Kamras, the first National Teacher of the Year from Washington, D.C., wants people to know that urban children want to learn - they just need the resources and support.  

New Approach to Teaching Math, Science Spurs Gains
Instructing teachers to use computational math and science in their lessons has led to marked student improvement in two New York districts. Dr. Osman Yasar, director of the institute that trains teachers in this approach, explains why.

Just the Facts: Five Games for Teaching Math Facts
Practice! That's how most students learn their addition facts or times tables. Rote drill is a popular and proven tool for learning math facts. But it's OK to lighten up and add some fun to math-facts learning. Included: Games to engage students as they learn their facts.

Math Fun (Volume 3)
Celebrate Math Awareness Month with Education World's third volume of "Math Fun" lessons. These five activities can be used to reinforce a variety of math skills. Included: Activities that teach critical thinking, math facts and computation, decimals, more.

A Puzzle A Day Provides Practice That Pays
Puzzles exercise students' critical thinking skills while providing practice in many curriculum areas. Puzzles make great "bellringer" activities. Introduce a puzzle a day: A puzzle a day provides practice that pays Included: A year of puzzles!

Plan a Pi Day Party for This March 14
Teachers in many classrooms are planning to celebrate P Day this month. Pi - the number 3.14 -- gets its own special day on 3/14, or March 14. Ed World editors have gathered a collection of links to ideas and activities around which you can plan your own Pi Party.

 

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