Category Archive: CCSS

Jul 25

Combinations of 10

Why Learn the Combinations of 10 Students who are able to commit the number combinations that add up to 10 (0 + 10, 1 + 9, 2 + 8, etc.) to memory will be more adept at performing mental calculations in the future. Instant recall of these number combinations is fundamental to not only learning the basic math …

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Jul 02

Spelling Problems Solved!

It always feels incredibly nice when something seemingly completely unrelated suddenly becomes the perfect solution for a nagging problem.  For instance, a random rubber band becomes the perfect solution to opening a persistently stubborn lid on a jar of pickles.  Or a stretched paper clip becomes the just right answer to an accidentally locked door. …

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