Math = Love Maths Craft Festival — Maths Craft Thank you to everyone who came to the 2017 Maths Craft Festival and showed such enthusiasm for maths, craft, and learning something new. If you like what you've seen at the festival, have a look at our online resources. We love to see your photos of the event and what you created, so feel free to share any photos to our Facebook page or send us an email. Discover the maths behind craft and the craft behind maths at the Maths Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday September 9-10 in the Events Centre at The Auckland Museum. The Maths Craft Festival will be returning to the Auckland Museum in September. Open to everyone: experts and amateurs, maths-fans and maths-phobes, the crafty and the curious. Come listen to our guest speakers give fascinating talks about the relationships between maths and craft.
TeacherTube Math Teachers Should Encourage Their Students to Count Using Their Fingers in Class A few weeks ago I (Jo Boaler) was working in my Stanford office when the silence of the room was interrupted by a phone call. A mother called me to report that her 5-year-old daughter had come home from school crying because her teacher had not allowed her to count on her fingers. This is not an isolated event—schools across the country regularly ban finger use in classrooms or communicate to students that they are babyish. This is despite a compelling and rather surprising branch of neuroscience that shows the importance of an area of our brain that “sees” fingers, well beyond the time and age that people use their fingers to count. In a study published last year, the researchers Ilaria Berteletti and James R. Booth analyzed a specific region of our brain that is dedicated to the perception and representation of fingers known as the somatosensory finger area. Give the students colored dots on their fingers and ask them to touch the corresponding piano keys:
Download Formulator Tarsia 3.8 Free - Editor designed for Teachers of Mathematics creating the activities in a form of jigsaws or dominos Formulator Tarsia aims to assist math teachers in organizing their lessons and making the learning process more pleasant for students. It enables them to hide more or less difficult problems under the form of jigsaw or domino puzzles and create interactive activities that can make math seem easy and fun. The application can create standard or complex jigsaws of various shapes and dimensions, domino games based on math problems and learning cards. The collection of samples that it comes with offers you a starting point in creating your own lessons. The powerful equation editor includes a wide array of functions, operators and symbols that can be used for building simple to complicated expressions. Formulator Tarsia allows text insertion along with shapes and mathematical equations, which helps you embed explanations and tutorials within the project. A complete lesson includes the input equations and expressions, the output layout and the solution table.
Browse All - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Chelsea Cutting from Mount Gambier, South Australia, tells us about the real-world connections her students are able to make after using Illumination resources. Jan Gebert is an Illuminations lesson plan reviewer and instructor of professional and secondary education at East Stroudsburg University. So she definitely knows a thing or two about quality lessons. Deeanna Golden, a teacher of 24 years at F.M. Equations to solve in your head: Is this a joke? How do I love thee? Make a heart using any of the shapes in the PDF file. Can you make a heart with just three shapes? A bowl contains 75 candies, identical except for color. Write 2014 with the first four prime numbers, with the aid of the operations addition, multiplication and exponentiation. If 18 students occupy of the seats in the classroom, how many students would occupy of the seats in the room? When the ends of the rope at left are pulled in opposite directions, how many knots will be formed along the rope's length? Which is bigger, or
Self Directed Numeracy Project 5 Great Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration in Class April 22, 2015 If anything, web technologies have redesigned the notion of collaboration and rendered it an open construct independent of any conceivable spatio-temporal constraints. For instance, in our educational context, possibilities for collaborative learning are bigger than ever before. Teachers and students have at their hands a variety of powerful softwares and web-based tools to help them engage in collaborative learning anytime, anywhere. From popular learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Collaborate, and Moodle to social networking websites like Twitter and Google Plus, collaboration opportunities are limitless. The first challenge we encountered when we started working on this post is the huge number of platforms that can be placed under category of collaboration. 1- Collaborize Classroom Collaborize Classroom is a free online collaborative education platform for students and teachers. 2- Padlet 4- TodaysMeet 4- Socrative 5- MindMeister
Multiplication Explorers Online Course - Natural Math This is a self-paced course. Multiplication is our most requested course topic – and it’s so much more than times tables! We are going to do something very new, to us and to the online course format in general. We love to read notes from participants explaining why they join, so here are a few: I hope to solidify my 5th grader’s multiplication skills and introduce it to my first grader and maybe even four-year-old. – AliciaAlways looking for engaging ways to help my son (with poor working memory) to learn about multiplication – preferable without the reliance on rote learning! Want to learn more about our approach to learning, and the big WHYs behind this course? First, what’s so special about multiplication? Did you spend hours repeating “the facts” with chants, flashcards, and seemingly endless drills? Let’s dig deeper. This is what our Multiplication Explorers course is all about. What exactly will you find in the Multiplication Explorers course? Course flow The very special parts
Mr. J.'s Journal: Teachers Aren't Superheroes: True or False? Good Evening! I was reading an article that made the way to me through the grapevine on Twitter. It discussed how teachers are not superheroes, capable of superhuman feats. Instead they are fallible human beings just like everyone else. Here's a link to the article: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a... We trained to do what we do. But does that sound like anyone you know??? Where James Harrell takes a misstep is saying that we can't be just a little larger than life. We're not going to get a flashing light in the sky asking us for help. That's what is needed from us as teachers. I'd compromise for the costume. Mr.
Coaching Chronicles: Math Anchor Charts My last post described the anchor chart as a learning tool in classrooms across our school. I highlighted snapshots I took based on our reading instruction. I thought you might also like a glimpse into our anchor charts in mathematics. Some math anchors are displayed to help students conceptually understand and remember mathematical vocabulary. Furthermore, strategy charts play a prominent role. They are not charts that are premade and hung before instruction, rather are anchors built with students as new strategies emerge. Often times, when the chart lists more than one strategy, the strategies are listed by order of efficiency. Still other math anchors assist in building student knowledge throughout units of study or remind students of necessary skills like multiplication and division notations.