For those who claim life is spicier with variety, they should try telling that to a group of students beginning to learn algebra. As far as they are concerned, there is no reason to make mathematics more difficult by adding abstract concepts to it. Few students really appreciate the ways...

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Once children have mastered the simplicity of addition and subtraction, it is time to bring them up one more level on the learning tree of mathematics. Multiplying numbers is actually a shortened form of addition, and many children find it easy enough after they have done it a few times....

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Children who have been taught how to count often find it is a pleasant game to play with parents or teachers, and they love numbers when they are young. As soon as their formal schooling begins, those numbers take on a whole new meaning of their own that is very...

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