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The Science of Study

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Do you ever wonder what happens in our brain when we learn?  How we learn?  How the time of day we study affects our learning?  Do ‘cram’ sessions help?  How does ‘quizzing’ help?  Or who studies the most? Did you like this? Share it:

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Tips for Studying for and Taking Math Tests

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Studying math is not the same as studying for other subjects such as English or social studies. Below are some tips for studying for and taking math tests, as well as how to use those tests to prepare you for your final exam and/or EOCT. Did you like this? Share it:

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Tips for Tackling Test Anxiety

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We all experience some form of anxiety when taking a test.  It is normal.  However, if you are one of those students that worries so much it is impacting your test scores, the suggestions below may help. Before the Test: Study!  Being prepared is probably the best way to avoid anxiety.  If you routinely find …

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How to get the Most of your Tutoring Sessions

When looking for a tutor, it is important to inquire about your tutor’s expertise and/or training.  You will want to be certain that you are confident about and comfortable with your tutor’s skills.   A tutor that is ‘good at math’ can help with some things, but if you are really struggling, look for a tutor …

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5 Ways Students Can Prepare for Finals

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While it’s quite a challenge to turn EOCTs and Finals into something good or fun, it can at least be turned into something more manageable and less stressful than it is for most people. Here are some tips: 1. PLAN!  Spend a few minutes writing down everything you need to do.  Then end of the …

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Visual Aids for Sine Curve

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While searching for something on the internet the other day, I stumbled across this blog, Futurebird – Mathematical Sandbox, with a really cool idea about a Japanese Style book on Sine and Cosine.  The author discusses tons of great ideas, depending on the level of student you are teaching, but the one that jumped out …

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Trig Identities and more…

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Here is a great reference sheet for all that Trig ‘Stuff’!  It is color coded to help separate the various identities. The back has a table of each trig functions solved in terms of the others, the unit circle, geometric construction of each trig function as well as a table of values of common angles. …

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Paper Folding Conic Sections

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Great activities that illustrate the definition of each conic section where each fold represents one of the ‘trace lines’ in similar Geometer’s Sketchpad Activities. Paper Folding a Circle,  Ellipse,  Hyperbola,  Parabola Why does this work? For a great article proving why these work along with derivations of equations see:  Paper Folding and Conic Sections, Mathematics …

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Summer School (CCSD)

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Students must be currently enrolled in a Cobb County School District Middle school or High School to register and are responsible for providing their own transportation each day. Find out  as soon as possible if your student may need to attend summer school.  Space is usually limited. Did you like this? Share it:

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How might the common core state standards help prepare students for college & career?

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Economists Frank Levy and Richard Murnane (2004)  found that technology has transformed the workplace thereby reducing the need for routine skills and greatly increasing the need problem-solving and communication skills.   Carnevale & Rose (2011) project that college-educated workers will earn twice as much as high school graduates by 2025. Yet a large number of …

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