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Free Math Resources

Many adults in American have a fear of math, which they then pass on to their students. It's a wretched cycle that is so important to break! As you teach math, remember to stay positive!

A comprehensive math curriculum ill carry students through at least a few years, and cover a wide variety of mathematical topics at developmentally appropriate levels. A comprehensive curriculum at any grade level should include arithmetic skills, geometry, algebraic thinking, and formal mathematical logic. Click here for a list of my favorite free Comprehensive Math Curriculum.

Arithmetic is about manipulating numbers. It's usually the first math that students learn in early elementary school: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It's not as exciting as higher order math, but it is a necessary foundation. Click here for free Arithmetic Resources.

Higher Order Math includes algebraic thinking, geometry, trigonometry, and other more advanced mathematical concepts. But don't let that description fool you: very young children are perfectly capable of being introduced to higher level mathematical concepts! Current research supports introducing geometry and algebraic thinking as soon as possible.

Is your concept of math class all about worksheets and reciting multiplication tables? I hope not! Math is all around us, and this section includes ideas for games, crafts, manipulative play, and other exciting applications of mathematical thinking.

The study of mathematical logic and reasoning is important not only because it provides the best possible exercise for your brain, but also because a surprising number of standardized tests have logical reasoning sections. But I think it's work working on logic skills because they're fun!

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