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http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specificationBlogEngine.NET 2.5.0.6en-GBhttp://schoolcountry.com/opml.axdEducationistAll about education and learning0.0000000.000000Mathaly gets Best Windows-8 app editor's choice award<p>Mathaly, every student's individual ally in <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/MathLab/Cool_Maths_Game.aspx">math practice</a>, gets best windows-8 app editor's choice award. Mathaly, earlier known as Mathlab, carefully observes a student on 500+ skills by tracking speed, accuracy, consistency and difficulty and perfectly tailors the learning environment for each student. Mathaly is being by used students all over the world and is now available to schools in India as part of their curriculum.</p>
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we carefully observe a student for 500+ math skills and track their speed, accuracy, consistency and difficulty. Our ADAPTEX engine tailors learning environment and offers perfect problems to each and every child as per their learning level and pace. For example, ADAPTEX can identify that a child can perfectly add 2 digit numbers with carry but has issues in adding with 0. This information is used to offer more constructive problems to help the child learn better. The same is communicated to the parents and teachers too</li>
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Since our team gets to minutely observe playing pattern of thousands of students and schools across the globe, we understand fundamental mistakes and misconceptions that students have. For example, did you know that 82% of the students find it difficult to differentiate between length and distance or 65% of the students got confused in definition of triangle</li>
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<p>Mathaly is perfect partner in Math practice for your child. <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/MathLab/Cool_Maths_Game.aspx">Try it here for free</a>. </p>
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<p>In this worksheet for grade 1 math students, we have worked with addition. The objective is to understand a situation and then take appropriate action rather then find symbols (+, -, X etc). Here the objective is do horizontal addition or addition in non vertical layout. The 2 digit numbers will not involve any carry over. This is suitable for Grade 1 and UKG students. </p>
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<p>The objective of this math worksheet is to focus on situations that demand addition rather than pure addition skill. Students will not only love the beautiful layout but the use of colors pencils will make math more approachable for them. - <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/category/Grade-1.aspx">math worksheets for grade 1</a>, <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/Brainx/Samples.aspx">more math worksheets for all classes</a> </p>
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<p>Subtraction skill has different levels. For example, the most basic is picture subtraction. The next level is subtraction of 1 digit number from another 1 digit number. Gradually the complexity is increased to subtraction of 2 digit numbers without carry over and then to subtraction with carry over and so on. A further complexity is added by the layout of the problem. For example, vertical subtraction i.e. numbers on top of each other is traditionally easier as compared to horizontal subtraction i.e. different layout etc. These are different skills. Below we have a math worksheet on horizontal subtraction of 2 digit numbers. </p>
<p>For more math worksheets - <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/category/Grade-1.aspx">math worksheets for grade 1</a>, <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/category/Subtraction.aspx">math worksheets on subtraction</a>. Start enjoying math.</p>
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<p>The objective of this counting worksheet is to get the students to practice visual segmentation of data and boost their observation power. Print out this math worksheet in color and get them started on practicing their counting and number comparison skills. </p>
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<p>There are 3 level of counting skills to be developed in students. At the starting level, there is counting without distinguishing of objects. Here, kids just need to count the number of objects, irrespective of what they are. The second level is when you need to count groups that have been already segregated or made. The third level is when you have to first identify and then count in appropriate groups. </p>
<p>This counting worksheet works on 3rd level of counting and grouping skill. We start with the most basic skill and gradually push the challenge level up for the students. Follow these links for more math worksheets and activities - <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/category/Grade-1.aspx">math worksheets for grade 1</a>, <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/Brainx/Samples.aspx">more math worksheets for all classes</a> </p>
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<p>Race ahead with this colorful math worksheet on ordinal numbers. Print this out in vibrant colors and give it to your child to practice. Click here to get more <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/Brainx/Samples.aspx">free math worksheet samples for grade</a> or to <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/Brainx/GetBrainX.aspx">order the complete package of printed math worksheets</a> delivered at your home.</p>
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<p>This worksheet tries to demonstrate what multiplication with 2 really means? Have you ever wondered what does it mean to multiply with 2? Multiplication with 2 means "doubling it". So the previous number is doubled. This multiplication worksheet shows that by means of its setting of barber shop. Every thing that we see in the mirror is doubled up, one in reality and one in the mirror. Use this worksheet to get your kids started on multiplication facts and see them recall the table of 2 every time they are in front of a mirror.</p>
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<p>Print this out in vibrant colors and give it to your child to practice. Click here to get more <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/Brainx/Samples.aspx">free math worksheet samples for grade 1</a> or to <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/Brainx/GetBrainX.aspx">order the complete package of printed math worksheets</a> delivered at your home.</p>
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<p>Yes, you can teach percentages. But its better if you teach them where percentages will be used in real life for them. And how about volume and weight. They have been studying 1k=1000g for the past 1 year. But what else is there to the weight and volume other than this formula? To keep them engaged, bring out the applications. Demonstrate the real! Below, we give out 5 activities that try to demonstrate the real side of math. </p>
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<h2>1st worksheet for grade 5 math: Milky way on getting a real understanding of volume</h2>
<p>We once asked students in a very reputed school, how many ml (mili liters) are there in a l (liter). All of them immediately responded, 1000ml=1l. Now we asked them, what is the volume of a bathroom bucket? We got responses ranging from 1l to 2.5l to 5l. A normal bucket holds between 15-22 liters of water. But kids who knew the formula by rote, had no clue of the real meaning of volume. Try this worksheet to introduce your kids to the journey of milk and get them to understand the real volume.</p>
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<li>Major focus of this worksheet: Volume, Conversion of ml to l, Estimation of volume</li>
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<p><a href="http://schoolcountry.com/BrainX/Class%205/Samples.aspx">Click here to download more printable math worksheets for grade 5.</a> These are all high quality worksheets made to address maths skills through applications, activities and games, and are completely aligned to the NCTM Singapore and NCERT Math curriculum for grade 5.</p>
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<h2>2nd worksheet for grade 5 math: Line drawing on use of protractors</h2>
<p>This is an all out math activity. Can you guess what will be made if you follow all the instructions? Encourage your child to use protractor, scale and pencil and try and complete this sheet. If you do it correctly, you will be surprised with the drawing. Many more such creative activities make math interesting and fun for thousands students across the world. </p>
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<li>Major focus of this worksheet: Use of protractors and scales, Understanding orientation</li>
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<p><a href="http://schoolcountry.com/BrainX/Class%205/Samples.aspx">More real life applications of math</a> can explored to build a sense of familiarity and utility.</p>
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<h2>3rd worksheet for grade 5 math: Electric Shock on percentages and decimal operations</h2>
<p>This activity beautifully combines percentage and decimals with reading your monthly electricity bill. How many kids do you know who can read and interpret a real bill, any bill, leave alone an ill printed electricity bill? Take them through this fun activity of deciphering an electricity bill and answering real questions as you solve math problems. </p>
<p><a title="click to download 9 worksheets for grade 5 math for free" href="http://schoolcountry.com/BrainX/Class%205/Samples.aspx" target="_blank"> <img style="float: left; width: 323px;" src="/blog/image.axd?picture=2012%2f12%2fElectricShock_Grade5MathWorksheet_Percentage.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
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<li>Grade for this worksheet: grade 5 Math</li>
<li>Major focus of this worksheet: Percentage, Decimal operations </li>
<li>Minor focus of this worksheet: Reading an electricity bill</li>
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<p><a href="http://schoolcountry.com/BrainX/Class%205/Samples.aspx">Grade 5 maths</a> to move towards what we call "tough". You will need to integrate activity, fun and realism with maths for your kids to like it and continue doing well at it in higher classes.</p>
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<p>So let us get out our magic stick and pull out some fast math from our math hat. The speed with which you will be able to perform will seem nothing short of magic to others. </p>
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<h2>Fast math trick 1: Power multiplication or square of a number that ends in 5</h2>
<p>Here the speed would really amaze you. Try finding the square of 85 in your head. How much time did it take you? Now try this fast math trick here.</p>
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<li>Take the digit in the tens place i.e. 8 and multiply it with its successor i.e. 8+1 = 9. The result is 72</li>
<li>Simply place 25 at the end of the result i.e. 7225. Thats it. 7225 is the square of 85. That is your answer.</li>
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<p>Wasn't that fast math trick? This math trick can be used anytime you have to find square of a number ending in 5. It works with 3 digit numbers too. So the square of 135 is ..... first multiply 13 with its successor i.e. 14 = 182. Now add 25 at the end. Your answer is 18225. </p>
<p>Speed in multiplication is all about knowing multiplication tables and facts. Try this <a href="http://www.amazon.in/Maths-game-kids-Learning-multiplication/dp/B00ME8HI2Y/ref=sr_1_4?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1413444504&sr=1-4" target="_blank">multiplication board game</a> to master tables. In our tests with school students, it has proven to be very effective in improving practice and building recall. </p>
<h2>Fast math trick 2: Multiplying with 11</h2>
<p>How do you multiply a number with 11? Let us take an example. Say you have to multiply 35 with 11. Just follow these 3 steps given below. </p>
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<li>Write 35 as 3( )5 (where ( ) is a space for a new digit that will be inserted in the middle)</li>
<li>Find the middle digit as 3 (3+5) 5. The middle digit is the sum of first 2 digits</li>
<li>The number is 385. As simple and as fast as that. </li>
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<li>Write 59 as 5( )9</li>
<li>Find the middle digit as 5(5+9)9 = 5(14)9. Since the middle digit is not actually a digit but a 2 digit number, so add 10 to first digit and retain 4 in the middle</li>
<li>The number is 5+1 (4) 9 = 649. As fast as that</li>
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<h2>Fast math trick 3: Multiplying with 5</h2>
<p>To multiply any number with 5 is same as multiplying it with 10 and dividing it by 2. Right? We can use this rule to speed up our multiplication with 5. So here is the trick. Say you want to multiply 236 with 5.</p>
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<li>Divide the number by 2 i.e. 118</li>
<li>Now add 0 at the end. The answer is 1180</li>
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<p>Was that fast math or what! But wait, what if the answer is in decimal? The rule still holds. Try and multiply 1305 with 5</p>
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<li>Now multiply it by 10 i.e. 6525. This is same as adding a 0 at the end or moving a decimal point one step to the right. </li>
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<h2>Fast math trick 4: Multiplying with 9</h2>
<p>Suppose you want to multiply a number by 9, is there a fast way? Well, there is something that will help when you are dealing with large numbers and especially if you are fast with subtraction. Say you have to multiply 81 with 9.</p>
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<li>At 0 at the end of the number i.e. 810</li>
<li>Subtract original number from the new number i.e. 810 - 81 = 729</li>
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<p>This rule works every time. The only thing is that it gets a little cumbersome when you are dealing with mid sized numbers say a 4 digit number or so. But this math trick will still make multiplication with 9 faster and less error prone for most of us. So that was our fast math trick for multiplication with 9</p>
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<p>Tricks are OK and they help. But the main focus should be practice. Practice these math techniques till numbers begin to pop out of your head, something like the image below. The more you practice, the faster you get and more interested you get.</p>
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<h2>Fast math trick 5: Multiplying with 25</h2>
<p>What if you have you to multiply a two digit number with 25. Say you have to multiply 57 with 25. Can you do the math fast? Can you do it in your head without reaching out for a pen and paper? We teach you the fast math trick to do this calculation in your head</p>
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<li>Add two 0 at the end of the number i.e. 5700</li>
<li>Now find the half of this number i.e. divide it by 2. So you get 2850</li>
<li>Divide it again by 2 i.e. get its half. 1425. This is your answer. i.e. 1425 is the product of 57 and 25. Don't believe me, check your calculator. </li>
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<p>This will work for large numbers too and will be as effective. So try it with 185. Find the product of 185 and 25</p>
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<li>Add two 0s at the end. So 18500</li>
<li>Now divide it by 2. So you get 9250</li>
<li>Divide it again by 2. So you get 4625. That is your answer.</li>
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<p>Quick and can be easily done in your head. So that was another fast math trick. Hungry to find more ways to speed up your arithmetic calculations? Keep reading.</p>
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<h2>Fast math trick 6: Divide by 5</h2>
<p>Enough of multiplication tricks. What if you have to divide by 5. Say you want to divide 565 by 5. Just follow this 2 step math trick. </p>
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<li>Double the number i.e. multiply it by 2. So you get 1130</li>
<li>Now move decimal point one step to the left i.e. reduce one 0. So the answer is 113.</li>
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<p>This works with any number, even decimal numbers. So try it with 142.3</p>
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<li>Double up the number. So you get 284.6</li>
<li>Now move the decimal point to the left by 1 position. So you get 28.46. That is your answer</li>
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<p> One of the ways to boost your calculations is to boost your familiarity with numbers. Again, a good fun way we found was this <a href="http://www.flipkart.com/logic-roots-math-operations-board-game-builder-build-mastery/p/itmdzs6yjcbyurzp?pid=ETYDZS6Y7ZXZCD46&otracker=from-search&srno=t_2&query=math+builder&ref=5496968c-3b9a-445e-ae52-8b5c147b138f" target="_blank">math strategy game</a> that was sent to us for trial. The game involved a lot of thinking. Though makers say that it should be age 7 and up, we recommend it for 9 years to adults. If you like thinking games, this is one that you should try.</p>
<h2>Fast math trick 7: Subtracting from 1000</h2>
<p>What if you have to subtract a number from 1000? Say the number is 739. There are a lot of carry overs involved and so it is not really that easy to do it in your head. But may be this nifty little math trick will help to speed up your calculations and accuracy. Try and tell me if it was fast for you.</p>
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<li>Subtract the digits in units position from 10 and subtract the digit in hundred's position from 9. That is your answer. So here we have 9-7, 9-3, 10-9. So the answer is 261. That is it. This is only one step. </li>
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<p>So that was fast, one step subtraction trick. This, math trick for subtraction works for any number like 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000 and so on. Just subtract all the digits from 10 and the last digit i.e. the digit with largest place value from 9. That is your answer.</p>
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<h2>Fast math trick 8: Multiplying by 15</h2>
<p>What is 15? Remember, 15 is 10 + half of 10. So if you to have to multiply any number with 15, this trick or simple math rule will help improve your arithmetic computation speed. Say you have to find the product of 67 with 15. </p>
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<li>Write 0 at the end of the number. Here we have 670</li>
<li>Divide this by 2. So we have 335</li>
<li>Add up the 2 numbers i.e. 335+670 = 1005</li>
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<h2>Fast math trick 9: Fast addition of 2 digit numbers</h2>
<p>What if you have to add 67 and 24. Can you do it in your head? Can you do it fast? Try this arithmetic trick and see if it helps in your calculations.</p>
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<li>Add the numbers in the TENs place. i.e. 6+2 = 8</li>
<li>Now bring one of the numbers in the UNITs place behind 8. Say we bring in 7. So your number is 87.</li>
<li>Now count up from 87 by 4 i.e. the other number in the UNIT's place. So you up 4 places from 87 i.e. 88, 89, 90 and 91. 91 is your answer. </li>
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<p>Let us try this again. Add 75 and 89.</p>
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<li>Add the numbers in the TENs place. We get 7+8 = 15</li>
<li>Bring in one of the numbers in the UNITs place. We get 159.</li>
<li>Count up 5 places from 159. So the answer is 160, 161, 162, 163 and 164. Your answer is 164. </li>
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<p>This trick is especially helpful for young kids who are learning 2 digit addition in their class. It will help them do their math a lot quicker and hence get them more interested in math. Again, the most reliable and generic way to boost addition is to practice more mental calculations. We found this really amazing <a href="http://www.snapdeal.com/product/logic-roots-multi-color-ocean/1100471475#bcrumbSearch:ocean%20raiders" target="_blank">addition game</a>. In one game session, we practiced about 60-75 addition problems and it was a huge amount of fun for us and the kids. </p>
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<p>The thing to know and understand is that these 'tricks' are really nothing but application of basic mathematical rules. For example, multiplication with 9 is like multiplication by (10-1) which means multiply by 10 and subtract the number from itself etc. If you have some more math tricks up your sleeve, you can share them below. We will include the best ones in this blog with your name in it. Who knows, it might help a lot of people do their math faster and better. Ultimately, the secret to fast math is practice. <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/MathLab/Cool_Maths_Game.aspx">Practice your math</a> skills, avoid using calculators and you will see your skills improve. </p>
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<p>BrainX combines games, activities and real life applications to make math come alive. Your 1st grader will jump with joy when he/she discovers the colors, activities and applications of math. We bring to you 3 free worksheets for grade 1 math that you can download and print for free.</p>
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<h2>1st worksheet for grade 1 math: Cut Cut Chop Chop</h2>
<p>Have you ever wondered what exactly is table of 2 or multiplication with 2? It means doubling up. We demonstrate this concept of doubling up via mirror and use this to build up multiplication facts for 2. Try this colourful exercise with your kids. They will recall the table of 2 every time they see the mirror. </p>
<p><a title="click to download 6 worksheets for grade 1 math for free" href="http://schoolcountry.com/BrainX/Class%201/Samples.aspx" target="_blank"> <img style="float: left; width: 323px;" src="/blog/image.axd?picture=2012%2f12%2fCut+Cut+Chop+Chop_MathWorksheetForGrade1.jpg" alt="Math worksheet on multiplication facts for grade1. Download and print this worksheet for free" /></a></p>
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<li>Grade for this worksheet: grade 1 Math</li>
<li>Major focus of this worksheet: Multiplication facts for 2</li>
<li>Minor focus of this worksheet: Multiplication as repeated addition</li>
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<p><a href="http://schoolcountry.com/BrainX/Class%201/Samples.aspx">Click here to download more printable math worksheets for grade 1.</a> These are all high quality worksheets made to address maths skills through applications, activities and games, and are completely aligned to the NCTM Singapore and NCERT Math curriculum for grade 1.</p>
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<h2>2nd worksheet for grade 1 math: 'Overweighted'</h2>
<p>Kids add when they see the '+' symbol or when they see 'add' or 'addition' written. But best would be if they know when to add without looking for the symbol. We present to you the BrainX Airport Lounge. Find out which of these passengers are carrying more than the permissible weight </p>
<p><a title="click to download 6 worksheets for grade 1 math for free" href="http://schoolcountry.com/BrainX/Class%201/Samples.aspx" target="_blank"> <img style="float: left; width: 323px;" src="/blog/image.axd?picture=2012%2f12%2fOverweighted_MathWorksheetForGrade1.jpg" alt="Math worksheet on addition and weights for grade 1. Download and print this worksheet for free" /></a></p>
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<li>Grade for this worksheet: grade 1 Math</li>
<li>Major focus of this worksheet: Addition of 2 digit numbers with and witout carry</li>
<li>Minor focus of this worksheet: Word problems on addition</li>
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<p><a href="http://schoolcountry.com/BrainX/Class%201/Samples.aspx">Click here to download more printable 1st grade math worksheets and activities</a>. These worksheets bring out the practical aspect of math through activities and games.</p>
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<h2>3rd worksheet for grade 1 math: More or Less</h2>
<p>Learn about weights and measuring devises. Find out which is more and which is less. Give the correct answers to find the name of the fruit seller that know one knows about. Hurry before he vanishes. </p>
<p><a title="click to download 6 worksheets for grade 1 math for free" href="http://schoolcountry.com/BrainX/Class%201/Samples.aspx" target="_blank"> <img style="float: left; width: 323px;" src="/blog/image.axd?picture=2012%2f12%2fMore+or+Less_MathWorksheetForGrade1.jpg" alt="Math worksheet on addition and weights for grade 1. Download and print this worksheet for free" /></a></p>
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<li>Grade for this worksheet: grade 1 Math</li>
<li>Major focus of this worksheet: Weights and meaures; Weighing scales</li>
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<p><a href="http://schoolcountry.com/BrainX/Class%201/Samples.aspx">Click here to download more printable math worksheets for grade 1.</a></p>
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<p>As a concept fractions are often challenging and confusing for students. This is the first time when they are looking at this "number upon number" format of expressing information. We at BrainX make worksheets to either bring out applications of fractions or share the topics like a colorful math game that students love to play. The same applies for fractions that are introduced in grade 3, grade 4 and then built up in grade 5. </p>
<h2>Fractions conversion from improper fractions to mixed fractions</h2>
<p>Download this math fractions worksheet on mixed fractions and improper fractions. There is a specific arrow for each head of the ten headed Ravan. Point the arrows to the right head of Ravan by converting mixed fractions to improper fractions or vice versa. Use this colorful math activity sheet to kill the demon of fear of fractions among students of grade 4 and grade 5. </p>
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<li>Major focus of this worksheet: conversion of fractions from mixed to improper fractions and vice versa</li>
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<p>You can find more such <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/Brainx/Class%204/Samples.aspx">math worksheets for grade 4</a> and <a href="http://schoolcountry.com/Brainx/Class%205/Samples.aspx">math worksheets for grade 5</a> as a part of BrainX Maths Training Program. More samples are uploaded every week. So keep checking out the BrainX samples page for new maths worksheets, games and real life applications for free. </p>
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<p>This worksheet on fractions is of moderate level of difficulty for grade 4 and grade 5 students. The introductory activities on mixed and improper fractions start with pictoral representation of improper and mixed fractions that demonstrate the meaning of mixed fractions. Then the skill level is moved up to existence of mixed fractions in real life situations and then fraction worksheets focus on conversion of mixed fractions to improper and vice versa. More advanced fraction worksheets follow that involve rationalizing fractions, finding common denominator, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions too. Conversion of fractions to decimals is addressed through interesting real life applications as well. </p>
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