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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. “How wide is this swimming pool?”Teachers to contribute and share ideas.Maps can be used as independent tasks or group activities in class.Maps can be embedded on websites, blogs or wikis.Tasks to be completed by students and recorded online or offline. 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. How can you contribute? View 27 Measures Activities in Madrid in a larger map

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Creative Classroom Tools: Math Quest - A Problem Solving Adventure One of my favorite math units to do with upper elementary students is Math Quest! I very rarely repeat units in my classroom (there are too many great new things to try, right?), but Math Quest is one I have returned to year after year. So, I thought I'd share some of the ways I use this AMAZING Interact Unit with my 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Videos - Art of Problem Solving About Careers Contact Log In / Join School Store Community Resources

Here's a Fun Way to Teach Fractions Using Pool Noodles - WeAreTeachers You can buy pool noodles for $1.00 a pop at any dollar store. And with summer on the horizon, they’re readily in stock. Pool noodles have multiple uses in the classroom, but they’re extra helpful when they’re keeping your math learners’ interest afloat. Check out this trick to make teaching fractions fun for students by using pool noodles. What You Need

Math Interactives « The Techie Classroom Mar8 Math Interactives is another good resource for teachers of upper elementary when planning a math unit. It’s a site that has an interactive activity, a video, and printables for each topic listed. Though most of the content is more suited for upper elementary I’m sure that even teachers of younger kids might be able to find a few things that could fit the level of their students. Leading With Technology: Using Google Maps to Visualize Bus Routes One of the most difficult things to understand when you walk into a district as Superintendent is bus routes. Most likely, you do not have a solid understanding of the roads in your district nor do you know where families live. It took me a year of confusion before I decided to create a google map of all our bus routes to provide the visual I need to gain understanding. Now pending on your district size, this could take some time but it’s also something you can train an assistant to do. Here is what I did. Since I have the new version of Google Maps, you need to go to the Settings gear in the top right corner and click “My Places”.

How to know which formula you should use. The goal of this page is to help students better understand when to use the law of sines and when to use the Law of Cosines Practice Problems Problem 1 Look at each triangle below and, based on the given information, decide whether you could use the Law of Sines, the Law of Cosines (or neither) Triangle 1 and 2 are clear candidates for the law of sines Kindergarten Counting Activity - Planning Playtime Do you need a fun Kindergarten Counting Activity to use with your kids? We discovered such a fun one this week using dominoes and Uno Cards. It combines counting, subitizing, and possibly even a little bit of addition. Simple activities are our favorites. We love to use activities that can be put together in just minutes with fun things that are already lying around the house or classroom.

Math Video - Free Math Help Study Your Way Easy Help. Fun Teachers. Creating Interactive Maps with Google Forms Ever seen one of those maps with pins on them to represent places people have traveled to or come from? Well, now you can create an online version with Google’s MapsEngine. Using Google Maps as a base, you can add layers of information on top.

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