# Category Archives: Mental Math

## Learn & Teach Speed Subtracting, Fractions & Geometry in Less than 5 Minutes

* Teach real young children how to subtract through adding.

For example: 5 – 3. Tell them they are on 3 already, & count to 5. When they get to 5, ask them what did they need to get to 5. Tell them it is OK to use their fingers starting out. Give them another one: 7 – 2. Tell them they are at 2. Count on from there. When they get to 7, ask them how many fingers to get to 7. They will get faster the more you practice with them. Much faster counting forwards than backwards.
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* Teach your Children Whole, Fractions & Geometry by Revealing, they are the same thing with a Different Name. The tools for this technique…Circle, Dollar Bill & Pennies.

Circle (Whole)—>> 360 degrees=\$1 bill (Whole) =100 pennies (Whole)

1/2 Circle—>> Diameter
(180 degrees)=1/2 Dollar=50 cents/pennies….half is half…it does not matter if it is Geometry or Arithmetic. Geometric Term for half of Circle is Diameter. Arithmetic Term for half of \$1 is 50 Cents. In others words, same game with another name. Don’t get confused with labels. Just learn the label names for the type of math you are doing.

1/4 Circle=90 degrees
(Right Angle)=1/4 Dollar=25 cents.

KT
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## Message to The Black Youth—“Be A Star That Stands the Test of Time”—Part 1

When I look into your eyes Black Youth, I see a gleam in them. You have your Youth, your energy, your belief that something great awaits you as you become adults. When you are young—you believe you will one day be somebody great. You watch comedy, sports, music videos, and many other things, and envision yourselves as being as as you see & hear.

Many of you want to be a singer, a rapper, a comedian, a fashion model, an actor, etc.

For years, you wait to cut a demo as a musician, or spend thousands of dollars on comp cards as a model, photo shoots, and modeling classes.

There are many superstars in school sports waiting for a football, volleyball, basketball, softball scholarship—and, most times not pushed toward academic excellence by coaches, parents, and teachers the same way.

When will black youth have a common goal or be presented with heroes and sheroes that did something great for us and loved us… people like Ida B. Wells, T. Thomas Fortune, Elijah Muhammad, W.E.B. Dubois, Mary McCleod Bethune, The Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron, Lucy Laney, Mary Church Terrell, John Henrik Clarke, John G. Jackson, and the likes. Here are only a few of names of great people that loved us . What makes these giants so much more different than the ones our youth are given in Feburary during Black History Month—is they dedicated their entire lives to our rise as a people.

A lot of our ancestors mission for our betterment was almost a priesthood. In other words, we consumed their every waking thoughts. You need to know of them so you can be inspired to be somebody. Not somebody that will serve only to make our people more of a consumer by selling records, going to concerts, a sports game, movie to see you on the big screen.

When your dreams of being a singer, dancer, comedian, actor, athlete, fashion model, talk show host, etc…Don’t meet your expectations, where will you go from there? Will you still have your energy and belief you will be somebody?

Well, I am here to tell you now Beautiful Black Youth of Today & Tomorrow—a whole world awaits you.

You can be somebody. You can give the world a beautiful light to see. You have brilliant minds. That is the way God created you. You have talents hidden deep within you that are be explored and dug up like gold.

You, Beautiful Black Youth, can be somebody great—not only as a singer, fashion model, NBA Player, comedian, talk show host. You do not have to be an entertainer, made to make someone laugh, clap, make another dunk in a basketball goal, hit another homerun in baseball. You can be great even if you do not sing a hit song. Do not give up if you see these goals not coming your way.

You must continue the great legacy set for our people. Take all of your energy and study our Great Freedom Fighting Ancestors. There are so many great ones not given to you like Henry McNeil Turner, Ida B. Wells, Nzinga, Elijah Muhammad, Yaa Asantewaa, Granny Nanny, Harriet Tubman, Martin Delaney, and many others. When you study them, you will see how you can give your God-given talents to our people. That is a life long mission. It will make you “A Star in the Universe” that will shine forever.

Give the world the light within you.

KT
2/2/2005
10:00 am
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## Common Core Math–A Deeper Look.

Common Core Math is a lot of Word Problems and Real World Problems. The long wording has to be stripped down to look at what is really being asked.

Once words turned into correct mathematical symbols & correct methods of solving problems, we on the move toward solutions with expediency.

Our children are faced with Common Core Math. We must as parents & adults go in on it and get to the real deal, making Math the Beautiful & Powerful Subject that it is…A Builder, Producer & Manufacture Tool.

Common Core Math presentation is long & boring. That’s for sure. The children are almost forced to do the math this way. Sometimes, they get points knocked off for doing math the most proficient & economical way.

The Youth must have defenders for right. There are numerous ways to approach problems & come up with solutions. Parents & Adults must stand firm on what’s right.

The teachers and administrators are, in many ways, locked into the writers of Common Core Books & Tests. What do I mean by that? The Administration tell the Teachers you are going to use these long winded, boring books. Then, they bring in so-called “Math Experts” on Common Core Math Methods. Never mind all the successful years a math teacher might have with a proven track record.

The Common Core Math Books are very expensive for parents. Many of the books don’t even have a answer key in the back. You have to buy that separate. More money.

It is becoming more difficult for parents to even help their children with math homework, based on what they used to learning, back in the day.

Once parents and adults really look at the problems and get a feel of the Common Core Math, they can break it down in old school ways. But, it takes work on the parents and adults part as well.

KT
4/17/2016
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## Math in 2015–A Closer Look.

A 5-6 Year Old that can Do Intro Algebra & Geometry is Not More Exciting and Worth Spreading the Good News to the Degree of A 5-6 Year Old that can Run 5 Touchdowns in Football Game or Score 30 Points in A Basketball Game.

But just watch very soon, That Very Same Intro to Algebra & Geometry & Word Problems will Be the Very Same Subject to Cause Many Youth to Drop Out of School or Break their Confidence in Themselves.

The Material 5-6 Year Olds Have To Do Today, is what 7-9 Year Olds Had to do A Decade or More Ago.

Just Watch & See How this Thing Pan Out. On the Real, the Frustration & Giving Up Feeling of Many Youth are in Full Effect Right Now.

There is No Grey Area when it Comes it Math…Either You Know It or Not.

Some People Can Duck & Weave their Way through Other Subjects. But the Duck & Weave Stops when it Comes to Math. You Can’t Sugar Foot Your Way through Math.

The Test Makers are Shrewd with Language when to Comes to Math. Let Me Go Deeper down the Rabbit Hole.

Math is Now Shrouded in Word Problems. You Got to Break Down the Language to get to the Root of the Math Problems More and More. Here is where it gets deeper into the Abyss.

If you can’t Strip Down the Language and Put the Wording Correctly to Mathematical Symbols, You Into More Difficulty.

Reading Comprehension is Major Factor in Doing Math Now. If you can’t Break Down the Wording…More Frustration.

Most People…let these Words Fall on Deaf Ears…just keep your Eyes & Ears Open and See and Hear how Many More Youth will Continue To Drop Out of School & Get Frustrated with School…While Sports & Entertainment take Priority over Our Youth’s Real Education. Real Education Is About Inventing, Producing & Manufacturing.

What is Education, if it is Only Quotes, Slogans, Hyped Up Talk, Rituals, Rote Learning, Non-Productive?

KT
10/4/15
6:05 am
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