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Practice with a Purpose: How Do I Teach the Basics without Boredom?

Other Presenter(s): 
Eric E. Karnowski
NCTM Annual Meeting
April 27, 2006
St. Louis, MO, April 26-29, 2006

Mastery in basics skills requires practice, but repetitive drill puts students' brains to sleep. Using deeper mathematical ideas, such as connections between arithmetic and algebra, you can bring practice into the classroom while giving students something new to think about.