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When working with fractions, I find it effective to require students to convert each fraction that we work with to its decimal equivalent, to convert that decimal equivalent back into the original fraction, to convert that decimal into its percentage equivalent, to work a simple percentage problem using that percentage and finally to work the same problem using the initial fraction.   This... read more

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While working on quadratic equations with students I have discovered a few techniques that are particularly effective. By far the most effective is to require the students to solve each one by all three methods ( factoring, completing the square and quadratic formula ) for each and every problem rather than solving it only by the easiest way and to require the graph for each and every one.... read more