In the first two parts, representing, adding, and subtracting numbers using base ten blocks were explained. The use of base ten blocks gives students an effective tool that they can touch and manipulate to solve math questions. Not only are base ten blocks effective at solving math questions, they teach students important steps and skills that translate directly into paper and pencil methods of solving math questions. Students who first use base ten blocks develop a stronger conceptual understanding of place value, addition, subtraction, and other math skills. Because of their benefit to the math development of young people, educators have looked for other applications involving base ten blocks. In this article, a variety of other applications will be explained.
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In part one of this article, you read about representing and adding numbers using base ten blocks. Once these two skills are mastered, it is time to move onto many a child’s nightmare: subtraction. Subtraction, as you may have heard, is essentially addition in reverse. It can be an arduous task on paper, but it can be quite easy with base ten blocks.
Recall that there are four different base ten blocks: cubes (ones), rods (tens), flats (hundreds), and blocks (thousands). Groups of ten base ten blocks can be regrouped or traded for equivalent amounts of other base ten blocks; for instance, ten cubes can be traded for one rod because both are worth ten. For subtraction, it is useful to know how to trade down rods, flats, and blocks. Trading down means converting larger place value blocks into smaller place value blocks. For instance, one flat can be traded for ten rods since they are both worth 100.
Before describing the subtraction procedure, let’s go over some vocabulary . . . Continue Reading
Base ten blocks are an excellent tool for teaching children the concept of addition because they allow children to touch and manipulate something real while learning important skills that translate well into paper and pencil addition. In this article, I will describe base ten blocks and how to use them to represent and add numbers.
The numbering system that children learn and the one most of us are familiar with is the base ten system. This essentially means that you can only use ten unique digits (0 to 9) in each place of a base ten number. For instance, in the number 345, there is a hundreds place, a tens place and a ones place. The only possible digits that could go in each place are the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9. In this example, the place value of the ones place is 5.
Base ten blocks turn the base ten concept into something children can see and touch.
Base ten blocks consist of cubes, rods, flats, and blocks. Cubes represent the ones place and look exactly like their name suggests – a small cube usually one centimeter by one centimeter by one centimeter. Rods represent the tens place and look like ten cubes placed in a row and fused together. Flats, as you might have guessed, represent hundreds, and blocks represent thousands. A flat looks like one hundred cubes place in a 10 x 10 square and attached together. A block looks like ten flats piled one on top of the other and bonded together. Continue Reading
Have you ever wondered how some people seem to get to grips with a new language very quickly? When learning a new language there is often a key that opens the door more quickly. This article will be that key!
The biggest difference between the English and Spanish languages is that Spanish gives lots of its words a gender, what that means is that the spelling of a word will be affected by what or who that word is referring to. If that sounds a little bit odd and not an easy Spanish lesson at all, let us look at a few examples.
A Spanish word for doctor is medico, medico signifies a male doctor. If you wanted to write about a female doctor you could use the word medica. Continue Reading
For most law students, networking with law firms is the best way to find a great internship. In large cities and small towns, the legal community is close knit and many times, it is who you know, not what you know. The more people you meet with, the better your chances of building your professional network, and finding a great intern position. Networking is best started with one’s own friends and acquaintances. You can gradually branch out to network with your friends’ friends, colleagues, and members of the legal profession, as well as others in the business community that can further your efforts.
Do not be shy about contracting people of the legal profession who are not known to you. Concentrate on lawyers who are active in your field of interest. Make a list of potential law firms and seek appointments to set up interviews. You can make it clear that you are not looking for a job or internship, but seeking their advice and suggestions on your common field of interest. In the process of meeting them, if they do have an opening for an intern, they may consider you. However, your primary concern at this time is to increase your networking. Think of it as personal marketing that will serve you well your entire career. Continue Reading
However, it doesn’t have to be, says Lorna Hill, regional marketing manager of American Education Services.
Hill advises parents and students to do their homework and meet with a financial aid professional to map out a plan.
“Oftentimes when families are worried they haven’t saved enough, they are embarrassed about speaking to someone about it,” she said. “It should never be this way. Most families are simply not aware of the options that are out there, which is why it is so important to meet with a financial professional to talk about their situation, whatever it may be.”
One of the first steps for any student looking for financial aid through a federal program is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at www.fafsa. ed.gov and in high school guidance offices. Using the information provided in the FAFSA, the Department of Education determines a student’s eligibility for federal funds, then notifies the student of his or her status with the Student Aid Report.
Federal aid can come in many forms, including the Pell Grant, which is the largest federal grant program. Almost 4 million students received Pell Grants in 2003. Loans, scholarships and work-study programs are some other available aid resources.
“The breadth of aid options available can be a bit overwhelming, which is why I encourage families to do some research, figure out exactly how much money will be needed over the course of the student’s education and then start exploring the options,” Hill said. “EducationPlanner.org is an excellent online resource for students and parents. The Web site walks students through all of the steps to prepare for, apply, select, decide and pay for higher education.”
It’s never too early or too late to start planning for higher education. Do your homework, speak with a financial aid professional and plan on investing some time into the process.
“It doesn’t matter how far along your child is in the application process,” Hill said. “There’s no time like now to start planning for his or her collegiate future and your financial peace of mind.”
College freshmen face a long list of hassles when they leave home for the first time and move into a dorm or their own apartment. Today, thanks to the growth of Internet-based banks, setting up a checking account for college students is no longer on that list of dreaded tasks.
Internet-based banks, such as NetBank, allow students to set up a checking account from their parents’ home with just an e-mail account and a driver’s license. Students arrive at college with pre-printed checks, as well as an ATM, debit or credit card.
According to a survey by NetBank, nearly 92 percent of students said they arrive at college with their own computer and 87 percent are able to connect to the Internet from their dorm or apartment without any problems. Of those respondents, 50 percent use online bill-paying services, compared to 28 percent of the general banking population.
“Today’s college students represent a new wave of bank customers who will never set foot in a bank branch,” said Jerry McCoy, chief marketing executive for NetBank. “They recognize that banking online is more convenient to their lifestyle and allows them to focus on more important tasks such as schoolwork and extracurricular activities.”
Internet bank accounts provide additional convenience to students, such as NetBank’s free, unlimited access to online bill pay, which eliminates the monthly exercise of writing and mailing checks. It’s an easy way to ensure students don’t forget to make a payment or don’t get hit with a late fee during busy times like mid-term exams and homecoming week celebrations.
Students can also earn more interest and pay fewer fees, because an Internet bank doesn’t need to cover the costs associated with running a local branch.
A NetBank account is as mobile as today’s students. No matter where life takes them – a semester abroad, summer vacation, first job – there’s no need to switch banks.
If you want to understand basic Spanish you need to know that the main difference between English and Spanish is in the way that sentences are constructed. Firstly let us look at a typical Spanish sentence.
“Me gusta el vino espańol”.
This sentence means;
“I like Spanish wine”.
Did you notice that in the English version “wine” comes after “Spanish”, but in the Spanish sentence “vino” comes before “espańol”? This is because in the Spanish language the adjective (an adjective is word than is used to describe something,in this case we have used “espańol, which means Spanish), always comes after the noun (a noun is basically another name for a thing, in this case “vino” meaning wine).
So if I wanted to say, I like white wine, in Spanish I would say “Me gusta vino blanco”. Blanco means white in Spanish.
The rule applies whether we are referring to a drink or a person.
The English sentence “A Spanish man”.
Would translate in Spanish to “Un seńor espańol”
Have you noticed another difference between the English and Spanish sentences? In the example we have used we can see that “espańol” starts with a lower case, or small “e”, but in English when saying “Spanish” we use a capital “S”, this is because any reference to a country in English should have a capital letter at the start of the word, but in Spanish you would only use a capital letter when using the countries name directly.
If we say “Soy de Espańa”
This translates as,
“ I am of Spain”
Because we used “Espańa” which is the name on the country it gets a capital letter. Therefore if I say;
“Soy américano”(I am an American man). In Spanish we have a small “a”, as opposed to;
“Soy de América”(I am of America). Because we use the word for America (which is called a proper noun) we use an “A”.
How To Recognize Questions
In English we can change a statement to a question by adding the word DO and a question mark (?). As an example the statement “you have a pencil” could be something I say as I hand over a pencil or merely a statement of fact. But if I say “do you have a pencil?”, then there is no doubt that I am asking a question.
There is no word for DO in Spanish so we have to have another of way of knowing that the sentence we have just started is a question. To do this the Spanish language uses two question marks “¿?”, the inverted one at the start of the sentence and the standard one at the end. Therefore:
“Tiene un lapiz”, (“tiene” can mean “you have” and “lapiz” is “pencil”)
This statement becomes a question when we add ¿ and ?.
“¿Tiene un lapiz?” so if you see the question mark at the start of a sentence you know that you have to alter the tone of your voice to make it questioning.
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Earn a degree is the biggest and the most important investment for many people, choosing the right degree will secure for a brighter future. But, it sometimes can be difficult to choose a degree, as there are so many options and so much information to consider. Here are some tips to help you to decide the degree of your interest which in-line with your future career path.
<b>Consider your interests.</b>
You may be interested in pursuing an arts degree but because you believe in the myth of a Bachelor of Arts degree is not enough to find a well-paying job. Whereas, science and technology related degree has a better career path, so you put aside your degree of interest and force yourself you take a science and technology related degree. If you do this, you will find it harder to complete your degree and may give up the degree in half way or even if you have successfully earned the degree, you may find it harder to success in a career at a dislike working fields.
Hence, in the process of choosing what degree to pursue, you need to take into consideration of you interest. Sit down and carefully think of your future career which you are interested to build after your graduation, and from there, gather the information of the related degrees.