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Fraction Worksheets. Dan Meyer’s Videos on Vimeo. Strike it Out. This is a game for two players. Start by drawing a number line from to like this: The first player chooses a number on the line and crosses it out. The same player then chooses a second number and crosses that out too. Finally, he or she circles the sum or difference of the two numbers and writes down the calculation.

For example, the first player's go could look like this: The second player must start by crossing off the number that player has just circled. For example, once the second player has had a turn, the game could look like this: Play continues in this way with each player starting with the number that has just been circled. For example, player one could then have a turn which left the game looking like this: The winner of the game is the player who stops their opponent from being able to go. This powerpoint presentation also demonstrates how to play the game. Now it's your turn! Click here for a poster of this problem. Developing Part/Whole Thinking. I’ve been working with my firsties on composing and decomposing the numbers 3, 4, and 5. Last week, I used number bond cards and manipulatives–linking cubes and ten-frames–to introduce the idea of number bonds. Read more about that here. Over the weekend, I finished up a set of cards showing pictorial representations for numbers bonds, and this week we’re using those cards to further develop the idea of the relationships between the numbers in number bonds.

I wanted to give you an idea of how I plan to develop the concept throughout the week. Monday I showed the students a number bond card and we went over the meaning of the whole and parts. Working together, I modeled how they will use the mat to describe the picture cards. Then we wrote the equations. Tuesday We’re going back to concrete learning on Tuesday, but this time the students will use cards that show the parts, but not the whole, and they will use teddy bear counters to find the whole. Wednesday Thursday Friday. 25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World.

To the delight (or dismay) of millions, the school season is beginning in many countries throughout the world. But it’s important not to forget that, in some parts of the world, school can be a hard-won luxury. Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted. This list we collected will show you just how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education. According to UNESCO, progress in connecting children to schools has slowed down over the past five years. The solution might seem easy: build roads and bridges, buy buses and hire a driver. (h/t: amusingplanet) 5-Hour Journey Into The Mountains On A 1ft Wide Path To Probably The Most Remote School In The World, Gulu, China Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email Image credits: Sipa Press Image credits: Imaginachina/Rex Features Image credits: Timothy Allen.

Viking World | MinecraftEdu World Library. Ages 7-12 A Viking village and surrounding area, populated with interactive NPC's. Chained missions guide players through learning about the different aspects of Viking culture, including exploration, commerce, and raiding. Social Studies > History - Vikings, History, Culture Created by: Richard Clarke, Evan Lewis World version: 1.0 Supported MinecraftEdu Versions: 1.6.4 World Type: Exploration, Mission Based, Story Tags: Vikings, trade, Commerce, Exploration, Mission, Story Required MinecraftEdu Hosted Mods You can obtain these mods using the MinecraftEdu Launcher customnpcs This lesson was designed to teach students with no prior knowledge of Vikings. Most students finished the main content after eight 45 minute periods. This world was designed as an interactive learning environment for Grade 3 students learning about Vikings and their culture. Students start in a village house with an information block explaining the world and directing them to a nearby NPC.

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Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics-- Pg 8. During summer vacations, on rainy days, while waiting at the doctor's office or on a stroll through the neighborhood, learning never ends. Children can explore some fascinating mathematical possibilities in the world around them every day. For instance, math can be found outdoors in nature: Look for symmetry in leaves; count the number, sizes and kinds of trees on your street; and look at the various shapes and patterns of blooming flowers. Children will be learning math and enjoying it, too! The activities in this section can be done anytime and anywhere. On This Page A Tower of Numbers Preschool Playing with blocks is fun, but it also can teach basic math skills such as number recognition, counting, identifying patterns, recognizing symmetry and sorting.

What You Need Sets of blocks that show both numbers (1-10) and letters (at least A through J) What to Do Give your child the blocks and tell her to sort them so that one sets shows numbers and one set shows letters. What Coins Do I Have? Every Body Has a Brain | "Everybody Has a Brain!" games and songs for kids. Build a LEGO Balance. Edgalaxy: Cool Stuff for Nerdy teachers.

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To look at. Craft/science/art. Paper Toys: Flextangles. Today’s paper toy, Flextangles, is seriously the coolest paper puzzle we have ever made and judging by how many times you guys have downloaded our template you agree! Flextangles are part of our collaborative series STEAM POWER: Empowering kids to explore the world through creative projects. The theme for this installment is COMPUTE! FLEXTANGLES: Make this paper toy and be mesmerized by the colorful action! Volume 90% Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcuts Keyboard Shortcuts Play/PauseSPACE Increase Volume↑ Decrease Volume↓ Seek Forward→ Seek Backward← Captions On/Offc Fullscreen/Exit Fullscreenf Mute/Unmutem Seek %0-9 Next Up Rainbow Rubber Eggs YT I’ve been itching to try making a flexagon ever since my friend Erica introduced me to them, so I decided it was high time we made one.

This post contains affiliate links to products I love and recommend to my readers. Materials Instructions You’re done! Troubleshooting Tips Looks Like. Could the Same Genes Shape Math Skills As Reading Ability? Getty Images By Maanvi Singh, NPR Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. We’re either math brains or we’re reading brains.

In college, my fellow English majors joked about how none of us could long-divide to save our lives, while our friends in engineering groaned about the fact that Lit 101 was a graduation requirement. But it turns out that about half the genes that influence a child’s math ability also seem to influence reading ability, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications. “You’d think that cognitively what’s going on with math and reading is very different,” says Robert Plomin, a behavioral geneticist at Kings College London, and one of the authors of the study. The researchers looked at 2,800 pairs of 12-year-old British twins who were part of the larger Twins Early Development Study. The scientists assessed each child’s math and reading skills based on standardized tests. Right now, we don’t have all the answers, Plomin says.

Casual teaching resources, Dyslexia and learning | Inclusive Education. In the video Student Profiles, Canadian secondary teacher Naryn Searcy describes how she asks students about how they learn most effectively. She also asks students what is important to them beyond school. She uses this information in her planning: "I personally do a survey at the beginning of every class every semester, just everything from personal background to their history in the subject area to things they like to do outside of school, usually put a whole bunch of activities down there that we would potentially do in the class and ask them to rank it, you know what would you enjoy doing, what would you not like doing.

So just to get an idea of who is in the classroom to begin with and what they would benefit, or what they want to see in the class, what would work for them. " Maths and me. SmART Class: Floating on to ___ grade!! End of the year project! IF you are like me, you are looking for FUN, yet simple projects for the end of the school year!! I got this idea from this fabulous blog called The Lost Sock I found these great videos to show the students before they get started! Bubbles from baris parildar on Vimeo. First we talked about the properties of bubbles. I blew some bubbles for the kids to look at (with their hands in their laps...pure torture) but I really wanted them to use their eyes. What shape is the shiney?

Where is the light source? 1 First students traced as many different circle shaped objects I could fine!! So, first the students started drawing bubbles individually... Then, one student suggested that they put their papers together and connect their bubbles. The end product was a masterpiece and the kids were SO excited!! Some classes drew bubbles together to form words. The great thing about this project is that its fun for ALL ages! So get out your oil pastels and go create some Bubble ART to kick off the SUMMER!!!! Big vs Bigger / Story Starters / Teaching & learning resources / Success for Boys - Success for Boys. Story starter by Bret McKenzie, comedian/actor/musician. An oversized kid must overcome the odds to defeat an even bigger bully. “Sean was the biggest kid on the street. I'm talking huge, as big as a bus. He actually lifted a bus once with his bare hands. Sean ruled the neighbourhood. He was kind of a big deal. That was until Big Steve, an even bigger kid, moved in next door...

" These Teacher Support Materials provides an introduction to Story Starters, how they work to help inspire boys writing, and practical examples of how to use the resource in the classroom. Introduction by Bret Bret McKenzie introduces himself and his story starter. Story animation - What happens next? The animated story, ending at the climax of the story with the question "what happens next? " Complete story animated video The animated story plays out to its conclusion.

How to use these videos in class Story Starters can be used in a variety of ways to help boys engage with writing and inspire them to write more. Thinking Maps® Learning Community. Thinking Maps on Pinterest | 59 Pins. Thinking

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Blogs. Daily Five : Virtual Learning Network. MrHandwritingHelper. Kahuna Kidsongs - the Alphabet Stew Song. Number Fluency. Fluency is the focus of one of the three aims of the new National Curriculum. In this feature we bring together some of the tasks which we think promote numerical fluency in an engaging way. Some of these are games which could be played again and again, whereas others are one-off challenges.

The article looks at the meaning of fluency in the context of number, and how it can often be unintentionally misinterpreted. Developing Number Fluency - What, Why and How Stage: 1 and 2 In this article for primary teachers, Lynne McClure outlines what is meant by fluency in the context of number and explains how our selection of NRICH tasks can help. Pairs of Numbers Stage: 1 Challenge Level: If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Totality Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: This is an adding game for two players.

Strike it Out Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game. Four Go. Brain Binders. Addition Games That Make Learning To Add Exciting. Kids Have Fun While Learning. Addition games make learning to add fun and exciting for kids. Whether it's basic addition facts, adding four and five digit numbers, or even fractions,...addition math games add a spark to learning math!

Eggs-Act Sum: Addition Facts up to 6 + 6. How many times have you seen a child adding by counting on their fingers. This is fine when they are just learning. "New" Addition - Subtraction Checkers: Most every kid enjoys a good game of checkers. Rolling More or Less: The first set of game cards helps kids with addition up to 6 + 6 and greater than / less than. Add'em Up Take'em Away Dice Battle: Here's a fun math board game that builds addition and subtraction fact skills. Dr. Wade's Addition Fact Workout: Here's a fun activity for learning addition facts. Disco Dino: Check out Dino The Dinosaur. Three Dice Addition: All you need is three dice and the dice chart that that you can print off for free.

Ten Again: Here's a great game that kids will love to play. Transum Mathematics. Teacher Guide. Below is a guide to using the NRICH website on Desktops and tablets, a mobile phone guide will be available soon. At NRICH we believe that: Our activities can provoke mathematical thinking.Students can learn by exploring, noticing and discussing.This can lead to conjecturing, explaining, generalising, convincing and proof.In a classroom, the students' role is to focus on the mathematics while the teacher focusses on the learners.The teacher should aim to do for students only what they cannot yet do for themselves.

Problems and resources linked to the Primary Curriculum, with support for teachers, can be found here. Problems and resources linked to the Secondary Curriculum, with support for teachers, can be found here. This is what a typical teacher's home page looks like. Mouse over the boxed areas for further explanation. We suggest that you find the teacher home that suits you best and go there regularly for updates: This is the button that gets you to this teacher guide. Latest Collections. Teaching in Progress: Why I Will Never Use a Behavior Chart Again. I know from all the clip charts and behavior charts I have seen on Pinterest that this statement has probably already raised a couple of eyebrows, but I hope you'll hear me out anyway. A few days ago one of my colleagues, (who is a great teacher, wonderful mom, and all around awesome person) sat down at our team meeting and said, "I want you to know that I am never using a behavior color chart again!

" I stopped using those charts years ago and I couldn't have been happier to hear her say that! And, it seems, her reason for saying it was not that different from my reason for letting those charts go. Her own sweet first grader had come home from school the day before, completely crushed after being put on "red"on the color chart. I remembered my own son coming home from Kindergarten, day after day, in tears because he just couldn't seem to stay on 'green'. I began to look at my students through different eyes and imagine what they must be feeling. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Click here: 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class. Facebook. Free brain breaks for your classroom - GoNoodle. This tap saves water by creating incredible patterns.


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