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Month: November 2010

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BuzzMath 1.37 – Disabled calculator, “Show me an example” bug squashed, comparing and ordering rational numbers

We updated BuzzMath.com to Version 1.37 on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. We created a new document with Bonnie: Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers. Feedback welcome! While navigating the middle school book, teachers will have the Contents view by default. Great view to browse the content and give assignments. For some specific mental calculation pages, the calculator is disabled. Thanks to […]

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New BuzzMath Document – Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers

(Numbers and Operations > Relationships Among Numbers > Comparing and Ordering Numbers) In the new document, Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers, students use equivalent forms of fractions, decimals, and percents as well as employ common benchmarks such as one-half to help them compare and order rational numbers. The lesson begins with its focus on the benchmark of one half in […]

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Teacher’s Tip of the Month: How to Send Assignments (Part I)

We love that your students can freely explore the variety of lessons in BuzzMath, but we also recognize that there are situations that warrant assigning specific lessons. That’s why we’ve created the Send an Assignment feature for sending assignments to individuals or to entire classes. It may be that your entire class needs additional practice with order of operations, or […]

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New BuzzMath Document – Absolute Value

(Numbers and Operations > Operations with Rationals > Addition and Subtraction > Integers) The new Absolute Value document begins with a quick visual of two girls walking on a number line followed by the related standard notation to get students understanding the concept and notation of absolute value. Selection and ordering questions further test students’ understanding of the concepts. The […]

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New BuzzMath Document – Integer Addition Using a Chip Model

(Numbers and Operations > Operations with Rationals > Addition and Subtraction > Integers) For an alternative to the number line model, try our new Integer Addition Using a Chip Model document that has students representing sums of positive and negative integers with marked chips. The document begins by introducing the addition of two negative integers through students’ familiarity with addition […]