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Math class needs a makeover

Math class needs a makeover

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Grades Pre-K - 2: Representation Young students represent their mathematical ideas and procedures in many ways. They use physical objects such as their own fingers, natural language, drawings, diagrams, physical gestures, and symbols. Through interactions with these representations, other students, and the teacher, students develop their own mental images of mathematical ideas. Although the representations that children use may not be those traditionally used by adults, students' representations provide a record of » their efforts to understand mathematics and also make their understanding available to others. Representations make mathematical ideas more concrete and available for reflection. Students can represent ideas with objects that can be moved and rearranged.

A Billion Nickels – 3 Acts « Zero-Knowledge Proofs November 5, 2011 by John Scammell I support mostly high school math teachers. I work with colleagues who support K-9 teachers. Last week, I eavesdropped on two of them as they tried to come up with a 3 Act Math Story in style of Dan Meyer that would apply to division 1 students. This week’s Parks and Recreation may have provided us with one. You be the judge. In Teaching Algebra, the Not-So-Secret Way to Students’ Hearts Teaching Strategies Ed Yourdon/Flickr Education researchers are beginning to validate what many teachers have long known — connecting learning to student interests helps the information stick. This seems to work particularly well with math, a subject many students say they dislike because they can’t see its relevance to their lives.

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