When students are taught how to multiply fractions, they are usually taught the traditional method. Take the second fraction and use its reciprocal (flip the fraction), and then multiply. There is a way of dividing fractions easily using cross multiplication. The math tip of the day will show you how. For example, dividing 3/5 by 1/4. Continue reading

# Tag: division

## Math Tip of the Day: Multiply and Divide with Zeros

Sometimes you have to multiply or divide numbers that have many zeros for digits. Yes, you can do the traditional thing of multiplying against and dividing into every zero. That can be time-consuming depending on the number of digits. Or you can use a simple trick to make it a little easier. When multiplying, Continue reading

## 8 Math Testing Tips for State Assessments

Many students will soon be taking their state assessments. And many are dreading the math test. Test taking for math can go smoothly if students remember some important things. I’ve prepared a list of math testing tips that are sure to give any student a sense of ease and a boost of confidence. Math Testing Continue reading

## Math Tip of the Day: Long Division

I was tutoring one of my clients on long division. And he told me of a tip his teacher shared with the class. It was so hilarious, it took me a while to stop laughing and get back to business. He said that the teacher told them: Dead Monkeys Smell Bad. You can imagine Continue reading