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Area of Oil Spill = 2 square miles when time (t) = 0 Area of Oil Spill after 1 day = 2 x (1.21) STEP 1: Establish the formula Area of Oil Spill after t days = 2 x (1.21)^t (raised to the power of t) STEP 2: If the area of the oil spill is 10 square miles, set the formula...

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I have been very pleased to find that all of my current students are enjoying a game I've had for years that uses math skills. I purchased it nearly 20 years ago at a Homeschool Conference. It's made up of a wooden board with holes carved out for marbles. One side has a game called MUGGINS and the other side has a game called KNOCK OUT. Math skills have to be used for both games and the level... read more

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SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Now that students, teachers, parents and tutors have had a chance to catch their breath from final exams, it's time to make use of the weeks we have before school starts back. Consider all that could be accomplished in the next few weeks: Areas of math that students NEVER REALLY GRASPED could be fully explained. This could be elementary skills like adding fractions,... read more

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Finals have started in the middle and high schools and so the break will soon be here. I'm anxious for my students and my daughter (in 9th grade) who are waiting to see what their final grade will be. While a few weeks off is treasured by teachers and students, the Christmas break is actually an excellent time for students to learn in math what they weren't able to master during the year. Neither... read more

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My Thanksgiving holiday has started out in a wonderful way because two students that I have been helping for a while contacted me to tell me good news. They could have waited until our next session which is when school resumes next week but they wanted me to be happy with them for their success. One student has brought her grade up 36 points since we started two months ago! I know she and her... read more