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General Teaching Ideas
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Mathematics in English “What does algebra have to do with learning English?” you might ask. Many people believe that nothing. In fact many wrongly believe that you can be good either at maths or at English. However, I think that mathematics and English have more in common than it might seem at the first sight. To be good at both of them you have to practise a lot. Mathematics problems – vocabulary As I write above, to get to the algebra you need to understand the English first. Now it is time to practise the vocabulary you have learnt in the mind map. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Mathematics solution – mind map Here you can see the graphical explanation how to solve the mathematical problems. Still not sure whether you have counted correctly?

10 Magical Math Puzzles Lay off of the morning math worksheets and try out some of these magical math puzzles that show students how math can be enchanting! 1. Calendar Magic 9Impress your friends with this math multiplication magic trick from Murderous Maths! Kids tell a friend to put a square around 9 numbers on a calendar ( 3 x 3 box). 2. 3. 4. 5. ​ 6. ​​ 7. ​​ 8. ​​ ​​9. ​​ ​​​10. ​​ Magic Math Trick (x=18)1. Five Mathematics Glossaries for Kids A glossary of mathematics terms can be a helpful aid to students who struggle with the vocabulary of mathematics. When I was a middle school and high school student the vocabulary of math often tripped me up and having a glossary of terms often helped me be able to complete my homework assignments. Here are five mathematics glossaries that students can access online. The McGraw Hill Mathematics eGlossary provides written and verbal definitions and explanations of mathematics terms. Wili the Word Wizard's Math Dictionary is a glossary of important terms that elementary school and middle school students need to know to be successful in their mathematics classes. Jenny Eather's A Maths Dictionary for Kids provides simple and clear definitions of math terms. Dictionary of Numbers is a neat Chrome extension that "translates" large numbers into terms that are easy to visualize.

An Illustrated Mathematics Glossary - Best of 2015-16 School Year All of this week I am on the road working with teachers in Texas, Kansas, and Arizona. Rather than scrambling to write blog posts at the end of each day, I'm taking this time to feature some of the most popular posts and new tools of the 2015-2016 school year. Math is Fun is a free website that offers math games, puzzles, and tutorials. One of the tutorial resources that they offer is an illustrated mathematics dictionary. The Math is Fun dictionary offers more than 700 definitions of mathematics terms. All of the definitions include an illustration. Applications for Education For some students one of the obstacles to understanding how to solve a mathematics problem is understanding the vocabulary used in the problem.

Weapons of maths destruction: are calculators killing our ability to work it out in our head? Since the 1980s we have had access to calculators of various types. Today, we can include computers and smartphones – which are attached to our hip 24/7. So does this ubiquitous access to calculators affect our ability to do maths in our heads like we used to? Thirty years ago calculators promised immense opportunity – opportunity, alas, that brought considerable controversy. The controversy has not dissipated over time. Research conducted in response to this found little difference in performance tests whether students used calculators or not. Researchers recommended moving the conversation on. Using calculators to extend maths Teachers had high hopes that calculators would be used in enhancing and extending the learning of mathematics. Rather than replacing mental computation, calculators actually make calculating more efficient. Counting, skip counting, negative numbers, relationships between common and decimal fractions and other number patterns all open up.

Top EdTech Update Academic Standards Assistive Technology Content for Sun.Apr 08, 2018 This is the eleventh post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years. You can see all those lists at the bottom of this post. These are lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised, so they are up-to-date. You can find all my nearly 2,000 continually updated “Best” lists here. Here are the lists I’ve revised and updated that share resources on teaching and learning about math: The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners Here are all of my Education Week posts on Math Instruction. The Best Resources For Writing In Math Class The previous posts in this series have been: “Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Learning About Art & Creating It Related February 26, 2018

XtraMath Maths Maps – A New Collaborative Project I am excited to introduce you to my new project idea that I hope will result in some engaging content for our classes. It is collaborative in the same way the Interesting Ways resources are and I will need your help to make it a success. Elevator Pitch Using Google Maps.Maths activities in different places around the world.One location, one maths topic, one map.Activities explained in placemarks in Google Maps.Placemarks geotagged to the maths it refers to. Some background Four years ago I created Google Earth resources for the classroom and posted them to the GE Community Forum. The only issue with Google Earth is that it is restrictive in two ways. Luckily Google Maps has caught up and using the collaborative features I can now invite other teachers and educators to help build on these resources. First Attempts The problem here is that although the ideas were organised under maths topics (see map) with different coloured pins, there was no distinction between age appropriateness.

Math Games - from How We Should Be Teaching Math in Classrooms Today Math teacher Denis Sheeran talks about what math should (and shouldn’t) be. Make math meaningful and real with these tips and ideas. Listen Now Link to show: Date: May 2, 2018 Vicki: Today we’re talking with Denis Sheeran @MathDenisNJ. Denis, today we’re going to think about how we should be teaching math in our classrooms. How should we be teaching math? Denis: That’s a BIG question that I love talking about. How should we be teaching math? A lot of it comes from how we shouldn’t be teaching math again. That’s the interesting part. So teaching math can’t be content delivery anymore. That’s where the change really needs to happen. Vicki: So Denis, you talked about what we shouldn’t do because we can get all this content. What should we do? And that’s a really big question because for some teachers they start to think, “How am I supposed to do that for a hundred high school kids if they are all in different places? Create a deep appreciation for the math around us.