10 Unusual Ways to Explore Math
I confess. I never really liked math. I played the school game well so I received pretty good grades, but after I passed the test (even after receiving an A in most cases), those rules, theorems and facts didn’t stick around for very long. The problem was everything was drilled into me, or as I like to think now, drilled out of me. I sat and did problem after problem before I really had a great grasp of with math could mean, how it related to my life and how I could approach it in a way that made sense to me. Everyone is different, but I needed more hands-on things, more time to invent my own problems.
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Math Manipulatives: About Virtual Manipulatives
Math Manipulatives contains three pages of resources: About Virtual Manipulatives What is a virtual manipulative? In What are Virtual Manipulatives?
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TEACHERS - Math Talks
Top menu: NT = Number Talks PT = Pat tern Talks (hover over NT to see) Hello there. My name is Fawn Nguyen, I'd spent 30 years in the classroom, and 2019 is my first year as a math TOSA (teacher on special assignment). The voices behind these number talks and pattern talks were from my 6th and 8th graders during the 2013-2014 school year. If you’re not sure what math talks are, here are a few resources:Professor Jo Boaler refers to number talks regularly in her course How To Learn Math 2014.Brad Fulton presented this strategy at the 2013 CMC-South Conference. Pages 5-9 is on Math Talks.
Math in Art – 15+ STEAM Projects!
In our teaching programs, we all learned about the different sides of the brain and different learning types. But with the recession, many schools lost the programs that helped reach all learning types – especially art. Art is more than just creating beautiful pieces, many of the great master painters used math concepts to make their pieces even more appealing.
Best Websites for Teaching Math: More Than 50 Resources!
We recently sent the call out on our Teacher HELPLINE! for teachers to tell us the best websites for teaching math. And wow, did you all come through! We’ve gathered all the links and a short description of each math website. The list encompasses grades K-12 and is chock-full of resources, games, freebies, and innovative programs. Not to alarm you, but, we think you’re going to want to bookmark it.
Talking Math: 100 Questions That Help Promote Mathematical Discourse
Think about the questions that you ask in your math classroom. Can they be answered with a simple “yes” or “no,” or do they open a door for students to really share their knowledge in a way that highlights their true understanding and uncovers their misunderstandings? Asking better questions can open new doors for students, helping to promote mathematical thinking and encouraging classroom discourse. Such questions help students: Work together to make sense of mathematics.Rely more on themselves to determine whether something is mathematically correct.Learn to reason mathematically.Evaluate their own processes and engage in productive peer interaction.Discover and seek help with problems in their comprehension.Learn to conjecture, invent and solve problems.Learn to connect mathematics, its ideas and its applications.Focus on the mathematical skills embedded within activities. Below are 100 questions from mathematics expert Dr.
Scaffolded Math and Science: High School Math Word Wall Ideas
Adding a math word wall to my classroom completely changed my teaching. A couple years before making the jump to teaching high school special education math, I taught mainstream Algebra and Algebra 2 in Boston. My classroom was right next to the classroom of a Geometry teacher who would later go on to become Teacher of the Year. Lining the bulletin boards and walls of his classroom, from floor to ceiling, were vocabulary words with drawings and examples making the most amazing display. At the time I thought it was a bit extreme. I mean, aren't these kids in high school?
Welcome to the Platonic Realms Interactive Mathematics Encyclopedia, a growing collection of articles on core topics written expressly for math students and enthusiasts at all academic levels. To begin, simply browse through the topics using the listings directory on the left side of the page. Click on a letter to browse alphabetically, and hover over any listing to see a brief definition or description. If the description ends with an ellipsis (…) then the article you get to by clicking on the listing will be longer and more detailed. Each article on PRIME was written by one or more professional mathematics educators and each is independently reviewed for mathematical and pedagogical soundness.