Maria's Math News, November 2017 
Hello! This newsletter is a bit late from the norm (usually I try to publish this in the beginning of a month), but I won't publish one in December, so I hope you can enjoy this one till nex time... in January. In this edition:

1. Math Mammoth news

2. Four principles of deeply effective math teachingI went through and thoroughly updated this article of mine... have you read it in the past?Four basic principles of deeply effective math teaching If you were asked what were the most important principles in mathematics teaching, what would you say? I wasn't really asked, but I started thinking, and came up with these basic habits or principles that can keep your math teaching on the right track.
Principle 1: Let It Make Sense Principle 2: Remember the Goals Principle 3: Know Your Tools Principle 4: Living and Loving Math 
3. Looking back: Ten years agoIn my newsletter 10 years ago... and still relevant...

4. Why is fraction math so difficult for students?I've updated this popular article of mine!As many teachers and parents know, learning the various fraction operations can be difficult for many children. It's not the concept of a fraction that is difficult — it is the various OPERATIONS with fractions: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparing, simplifying, etc. And the simple reason why learning the various fraction operations proves difficult for many students is the way they are typically taught, and how many there are. Just LOOK at the amount of rules there are to learn about fractions! 
5. Fraction AmericaFraction America — a neat little game where you write and simplify (reduce) fractions based on the map of the United States. You can choose the number of colors to use. 
6. Sassy CentsAn intriguing activity with coins.... ultimately practicing calculations with decimals (for grades 57). Thanks for reading! Feel free to forward this issue to a friend/colleague! Subscribe here. Till next time, Maria Miller 
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