Take It To The Mat

A newsletter addressing the finer points of mathematics instruction

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Topic |
Level |
Date of Issue |

Array Models for Multiplication | Elementary | October 16, 2000 |

Associative and Commutative Properties | Elementary | December 3, 2001 |

Breaking Down Rules of Exponents | Middle | January 22, 2002 |

Casting Out Nines | Elementary | November 27, 2000 |

Casting Out Nines | Middle | March 12, 2001 |

Changing Fractions to Decimals | Elementary | February 2005 |

Common Denominators I | Middle | January 2006 |

Comparing Fractions I | Middle | October 2005 |

Comparing Fractions II | Middle | November 2005 |

Comparing Fractions II | High | November 2005 |

Comparing Fractions III | Middle | December 2005 |

Divisibility Rules, Part I | Middle | March 26, 2001 |

Divisibility Rules, Part II | Middle | April 23, 2001 |

Division by Fractions | Elementary | March 20, 2000 |

Division with Zero | Elementary | March 6, 2000 |

Fact Families and Equation Solving | Elementary | October 22, 2001 |

Factors, Multiples, Primes, and Composites | Elementary | April 24, 2000 |

Interpreting ..Less Than. and ..Is Less Than. | Elementary | October 2, 2000 |

MIsapplications: Temperature | High | December 2004 |

Modeling Subtraction I | Elementary | March 2005 |

Modeling Subtraction II | Elementary | April 2005 |

Multiplication Property of Zero | Elementary | February 18, 2002 |

Multiplication, Area, and the Distributive Property | Elementary | March 19, 2001 |

Number Sense vs. Algorithms | Elementary | March 5, 2001 |

Opposites and Inverses | High | February 12, 2001 |

Opposites and Inverses | Middle | February 12, 2001 |

Proportional Reasoning III | Middle | March 2005 |

Proportional Reasoning IV | Middle | April 2005 |

Ratio, Rate, and Slope | Middle | November 26, 2001 |

Reading of Numbers and the Word And | Elementary | February 7, 2000 |

Rounding and Estimation I | Elementary | October 2005 |

Rounding and Estimation II | Elementary | November 2005 |

Rounding and Estimation III | Elementary | December 2005 |

Rounding and Estimation IV | Elementary | January 2006 |

Rules of Exponents | High | May 15, 2000 |

Scientific Notation, Part I | Middle | November 6, 2000 |

Scientific Notation, Part II | Middle | November 20, 2000 |

Smorgasbord of Misconceptions | Elementary | April 30, 2001 |

Square Roots of Negative Numbers | Middle | December 2004 |

Writing Remainders | Elementary | January 2005 |

Zero Product Property | Middle | March 4, 2002 |