Tag Archives: math literacy\numeracy

Osiris’s Twin Symbols of Power

“Flail * Crook

The Flail and Crook of Osiris symbolize the two harvests achieved by the farmer and the shepherd and are one of the root sources for all symbols of power, notably the medieval orb and sceptre favored by European royalty. In southern Asia, this is mirrored by the ritual sceptre (the Rodge) held in the right hand and a bell (the Drilbu) in the left of Indian statues. In Buddhist depictions the left hand my hold a Buddhist jewel, whilst the right hand is open in a gesture of sending blessings to the earth.”

Excerpted from: Rogerson, Barnaby. Rogerson’s Book of Numbers: The Culture of Numbers–from 1,001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World. New York: Picador, 2013.

Two Worksheets on the Commutative Property of Multiplication

Unless my schedule changes again (always a possibility, alas). these two worksheets on the commutative law of multiplication will be the last math-related material you’ll see on Mark’s Text Terminal for awhile.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Two Basic Worksheets for Subtraction

Now, as it happens, I am not teaching math after all. So, I have a few more things I can post that I developed as I worked toward building a scaffolded curriculum for the basic operations. These two basic subtraction worksheets are the first of four more posts I’ll publish containing these materials.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Three Worksheets on Rounding Numbers

Here are three worksheets on rounding numbers I wrote yesterday. I plan to use them in the run-up to a longish unit on multiplication.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Five More Basic Multiplication Worksheets

OK, heading into the weekend I want to have my desk clear, so here is a second set of five basic multiplication worksheets along with the multiplication table that supports the work these documents prescribe.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Five Basic Multiplication Worksheets

Here are five basic multiplication worksheets that are designed to be used with this this multiplication table. As you can see by the title of these documents, they are intended to aid students in mastering the basic multiplication table–even though the one here is expanded, like all documents on Mark’s Text Terminal, it is in Microsoft Word and can be easily modified for your use.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Three More Basic Addition Worksheets

Here are three more basic addition worksheets with their answer keys.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.