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Top Notch Teaching. My little Miss Four seems to be right into math at the moment.

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She’s always counting things and using her fingers to help keep track of things she’s counting. I wanted to harness this eagerness so I’ve been searching the Internet for some cool math games that I can use with her. Well there are definitely some great math games out there, so I’ve put this list together to help you find some of those games as well. As there are so many games below, to make it easy to find ones that will suit your class, I’ve sorted them into junior primary, middle primary and upper primary games. Symbolab Math Solver - Step by Step calculator. Free Math Help - Lessons, games, homework help, and more. 7 Resources for Integrating Math and Humane Education. The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Humane Education website at Thank you for sharing “I thought math was just a subject they implanted on us just because they felt like it, but now I realize that you could use math to defend your rights and realize the injustices around you.… [N]ow I think math is truly necessary and, I have to admit it, kinda cool.

7 Resources for Integrating Math and Humane Education

It’s sort of like a pass you could use to try to make the world a better place. Math 30-1: Explained! Brent Davis. Brent Davis is Professor and Distinguished Research Chair in Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary.

Brent Davis

Prior to his appointment at the U of C in January, 2010, he held positions at the University of British Columbia (David Robitalle Chair in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2006-2009, and 1994-1997), the University of Alberta (Canada Research Chair in Mathematics Education and the Ecologies of Learning, 2001-2006), and York University in Toronto (1997-2001). He completed his PhD in mathematics education and curriculum studies at the University of Alberta in 1994, under the supervision of Thomas E. Kieren. Through the 1980s, before undertaking graduate studies, he was a classroom teacher in northern Alberta, specializing in middle school mathematics. Dr. Dr. Dr. MathedUp! » FOR YOUR MATHS TEACHING AND LEARNING NEEDS.

March 2011. A place to keep track of your math. Open-Ended Assessment in Math. Welcome Here's a way to move beyond traditional assessment methods in math by using open-ended questions that require students to communicate their mathematical thinking.

Open-Ended Assessment in Math

Developed by Thomas Cooney, Wendy Sanchez, Keith Leatham, and Denise Mewborn, Open-Ended Assessment in Math provides more than 450 questions. All involve significant mathematics, are solvable in a variety of ways, elicit a range of responses, and enable students to reveal their reasoning processes. This online resource also offers samples of student answers, a scoring rubric, and additional narrative material that addresses the nature, construction, and reasons for using open-ended items. Choose items by grade level and/or content area, including the following: Number & Operation Probability & Statistics Measurement Patterns, Functions & Algebra Geometry & Spatial Sense.

National Association of Math Circles. TeachMathematics. Teachers. Building Futures in Manitoba. 2012 5 Day Workshop: First Nations Math Education. Common Core & Ed Tech. Web 2.0 Tools for Math Educators. By Laura Turner This is a continuing series on Web2.0 and other web-based tools for educators.

Web 2.0 Tools for Math Educators

This information is specific to math educators, but there is some crossover into science. Math educators will find a large number of useable interactive companion web sites for the teaching of math concepts and skills. 3Dvinci 3D design is a great motivational and instructional tool. It exercises both left-brain and right-brain skills, and appeals to students of all abilities. Seven Myths About Math. Teaching With Three-Act Tasks: Act One. Table of Contents I get nervous when I see long-time blog readers in my workshops on mathematical modeling with three-act tasks.

Teaching With Three-Act Tasks: Act One

I tend to assume they’ll be bored. Math-on-the-move - home. Sketchometry. Math Rules & Their Destruction of Education. We’ve trained kids to know that math is a set of specific, discrete rules that, when followed, yield the correct answer.

Math Rules & Their Destruction of Education

They memorize math rules like: Whatever you add to one side, you must add to the other. FOIL Distribute PEMDAS Plug in 1 for x (then 0, then -1) The rub is, that they don’t understand why the rules work. Which might not be a big deal – but the rules don’t always work! We got to see The Math Rules in action. For two days, in my #PowerMath class (officially Developmental Math – the class two levels below College Algebra), we’ve been working on this problem: The goals were these: Practice and understand the order of operations.

What I saw was mind-boggling. Goal #1: Practice and understand the order of operations. When given the problem, and asked to coach me on various ways to do it, someone requested we use the order of operations and “do inside the parenthesis first.” All was cool until the end when there was a bit of an argument on the final answer. We have a rule in class: Math Quotes, Sayings about Mathematics. Related Quotes Science Statistics Learning Back to School If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.

Math Quotes, Sayings about Mathematics

~John Louis von Neumann Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time. ~Carl Sandburg Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose. Black holes result from God dividing the universe by zero. Mathematics - the unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the plentiful Fountain of Advantage to human affairs.