Math is tougher than reading, study finds
But preliminary research also suggests that playing simple number-based games, such as Snakes and Ladders, helps develop math skills. “It’s independent of parents who read to kids,” says LeFevre, who points to a U.S. study of low-income preschoolers ...
How Much Math Is Too Much?
He concludes: Yes, young people should learn to read and write and do long division, whether they want to or not. But there is no reason to force them to grasp vectorial angles and discontinuous functions. Think of math as a huge boulder we make everyone ...
'Everyday Math' gripes aired
He spoke of the difficulties his son has had with "Everyday Mathematics." "He was actually crying at the table because he couldn't figure out how to do his division," he said. "He worked on the problem for over a half an hour, and could not get the answer.
Common Core 101: What Is It and How Does It Affect Our Children?
This is replaced by math lattices, ladders, and linguistics-based long-winded division and distributive property word problems loaded up with social issues, like the "heroin habit" high school math homework that made the rounds. This is only the tip of the ...
Math Matters, Even for Little Kids
For example, playing mathematical or strategy games such as Chutes and Ladders or tic-tac-toe can build math and problem-solving skills while ... sharing a plate of cookies both builds rudimentary division skills and helps promote social skills.