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Avoid Summer Learning Loss

Children work hard during the school year. They learn math concepts and practice math skills daily. Don’t let those hard-won gains slip away over summer vacation. Summer Learning Loss is a Real Problem Professor Karl Alexander of John Hopkins University discovered while studying disadvantaged schoolchildren that summer learning loss was real and cumulative. For example, about two-thirds of an achievement gap between ninth-graders of different income levels was explained by learning that did or did not take place over summer vacations in the earlier school years. Furthermore, children who accumulated these summer losses for many years kept falling behind and were less likely to finish high school and go on to college. Summer Learning Loss is more in Math Summer losses can be more profound in a subject like mathematics, where skills are sequential and cumulative. Every year of math instruction builds on the skills learned in previous years, so any loss is a problem. Lack of automatic arithmetic skills will slow a student’s learning of more abstract math such as algebra. Forgetting introductory algebra skills will hamper learning of more advanced concepts such as polynomials and the manipulation of logarithms. Fortunately, summer learning loss is not inevitable. Summer Learning Loss is Preventable Children who did not experience significant losses over summer break had some common experiences: trips to the library, concerts, and museums; organized sports or camps; family vacations. In other words, these children had environments conducive to natural, […]

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Cool Dice Magic Trick

Show off your amazing magic trick in your next play date, or at a family reunion. Entertain and amaze them with this interesting dice trick. What to do: Tell your friend to blindfold you or sit with his back facing your front. Then tell him to roll two dices, and do a simple mathematical calculation as stated below. This trick […]

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Make Math a part of your Summer fun!

Avoid summer slide by practicing everyday on more than 500 math skills! If you are transitioning into middle school, here’s a great opportunity to learn ratio and proportion, place values, scientific notation, and other skills in advance. We also offer high school math. With tons of practice problems on Integral Calculus, Differential Calculus, Matrices, and Inequalities, you’ll soon become familiar and comfortable with advanced math. Choose your grade, and start practicing right away!

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Happy Teacher’s Day!

Our teachers have impacted and enriched our lives with knowledge, skills, wisdom, and creativity. Their contribution is valuable and immeasurable. Teachers continue to play an important part in our lives. Education is a key factor, and educators play a vital role in shaping our children’s career choices, attitude, and success. Today is National Teacher Day, so let’s take a break […]

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Practice Calculus 24 x 7!

iPracticeMath offers practice problems on two important branches of Calculus – Integral and Differential. We understand that all students learn at different skill levels hence we have designed questions to cater to diverse learning needs. From easy to moderate to difficult, our questions cover both basic and advancement placement calculus. This will help students understand the concepts, deepen their understanding of this difficult subject, […]

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Math study tips

For some, learning math comes easily. For the rest of us, it takes a lot of diligence and practice. Here are some study tips to help you practice math: Read the question completely before getting started on the answer. Practice, practice, and more practice! Practicing math for even 30 minutes a day with a program like iPracticeMath.com allows you to tailor […]

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Amazing calculator trick

Example: Step 1: Let’s enter 12361236 in the calculator Step 2: 12361236 is divisible by 137 Step 3: Now divide the result by the four-digit number 90228 / 1236 The result is 73! The trick: Entering a four-digit number twice means multiplying the four-digit number by 10001. Example: 1236 x 10001 = 1236 x (10000 + 1) = 1236 x […]

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