Comments on: From the Archives: Bubble Gum Math
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By: Tooz
http://melissawiley.com/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4872
Fri, 10 Aug 2007 12:20:05 +0000http://72.29.64.190/~mwiley/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4872Back when I was teaching, I used a series called Math in Bloom, based on Bloom’s taxonomy–a fairly linguistic approach to math. Several of the lessons involved memorizing little poems to help remember multiplication facts. One of those poems, “Eight packs of gum, each with seven sticks; open wide, big mouth, can you chew all fifty-six?” We actually tried this in the classroom, opening 7-stick packs of gum and attempting to chew all 56 pieces. The kids didn’t forget 8×7 very quickly.
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By: Lisa
http://melissawiley.com/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4871
Thu, 09 Aug 2007 01:04:00 +0000http://72.29.64.190/~mwiley/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4871Being a gum-a-holic myself, I find that very interesting!

I could have used that today….we have no problems with math around here but reading! Oh, the reading! It takes my son 1-2 hours to read a short chapter. Sigh…..

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By: veronica
http://melissawiley.com/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4870
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 18:55:01 +0000http://72.29.64.190/~mwiley/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4870I had a Hebrew professor in graduate school who firmly believed in chewing as stress relief. He brought dried cranberries to our final exam and gave them to us in little cups. It actually worked (at least for me).
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By: Kelley - O2BNAZ
http://melissawiley.com/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4869
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 12:54:09 +0000http://72.29.64.190/~mwiley/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4869what an interesting concept… I may have to do some more research on my own, but I’m definitely going to try the oral stimulation (gum) when we start school next week. I’m always trying to keep those kids on task, so I’m for anything that keeps their concentration level long enough to finish an assignment without 10,000 breaks.

We’re just starting Math-U-See this year… we’re all really excited about it.

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By: ellen b
http://melissawiley.com/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4868
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 12:30:40 +0000http://72.29.64.190/~mwiley/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4868Whoa! I’ll pass this along to my niece who teaches highschool math and have her test it out…
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By: Jane Ramsey
http://melissawiley.com/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4867
Tue, 07 Aug 2007 16:51:48 +0000http://72.29.64.190/~mwiley/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4867Very funny, Lissa! I’ll have to try this.
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By: Jennifer
http://melissawiley.com/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4866
Tue, 07 Aug 2007 09:58:37 +0000http://72.29.64.190/~mwiley/blog/2007/08/03/from-the-archives-bubble-gum-math/#comment-4866I am so doing this! My eldest is getting gum for his math class from now on! I always munch and he clicks. I never knew this was why!
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