DailyDirt: Doing Math In Your Head

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Math might not be the easiest subject for some students, but there might be different ways of teaching it that could make it more tolerable for kids. The more we learn about how our brains process math problems, the better we can teach ourselves how to tackle math education. There's a lot of concern over how Americans can compete in a global economy if our kids don't have some pretty basic math skills. Maybe some of these findings will help students pick up some much needed math skills. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Anonymous Coward, 3 Dec 2012 @ 6:39pm

    Mental math

    I had a middle school teacher who started every class with 4 or 5 'mental math' problems. We were not allowed to touch pencil and paper or a calculator. We had to do basic math in our heads and then write down the answers. I got very good at doing math this way and think this would be a good teaching method for students today.

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