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Maths Games - from Mangahigh 1. Maths Coverage Mangahigh is a comprehensive and powerful maths teaching resource offering full coverage of the UK National Curriculum with more than 400 different challenges ranging from addition to quadratic factorisation 2. Adaptivity Students work best when they work at the edge of their abilities, and Mangahigh tempts students with easy tasks and then builds confidence for harder, more conceptual work 3. Mangahigh is designed for use in a school context and relies on the teacher to direct and control the maths learning experience for students 4. Our industry-leading tools analyse student performance in terms of achievement vs. effort, and also allow you to download these results for use in other packages Mangahigh also offers APP 5. Mangahigh offers sophisticated problem-solving pedagogy, not rote learning Learners are introduced to new lessons with scaffolding, and then progress towards applied work, supported by specific hints and worked solutions throughout 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3.

LCM and GCF Foldable | tothesquareinch With my 6th and 7th grade students, I find that when I teach Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor, the kids “get it” so quickly in isolation. When they are taking a test or quiz, undoubtably at least 1/2 the class confuses the two. Before I gave my 7th graders a test last week, we made these 2 door foldables. Click on the picture below for the GCF and LCM foldable. Don’t teach GCF and LCM? Enjoy! ☼Kate Like this: Like Loading... Mathematics New York State Mathematics Curriculum Modules for Grades P-12 Connecting the Standards for Mathematical Practice to the Standards for Mathematical Content The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe ways in which developing student practitioners of the discipline of mathematics increasingly ought to engage with the subject matter as they grow in mathematical maturity and expertise throughout the elementary, middle and high school years. Designers of curricula, assessments, and professional development should all attend to the need to connect the mathematical practices to mathematical content in mathematics instruction. The Standards for Mathematical Content are a balanced combination of procedure and understanding.

Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble A Science Leadership Academy sophomore puts the finishing touches on a geometry project during her lunch period. For subjects like math and foreign language, which are traditionally taught in a linear and highly structured context, using more open-ended inquiry-based models can be challenging. Teachers of these subjects may find it hard to break out of linear teaching style because the assumption is that students can’t move to more complicated skills before mastering basic ones. But inquiry learning is based on the premise that, with a little bit of structure and guidance, teachers can support students to ask questions that lead them to learn those same important skills — in ways that are meaningful to them. This model, however, can be especially hard to follow in public school classrooms tied to pre-set curricula. “As much as we can say it’s okay for students to fail within the class, if they don’t pass the test at the end of the year, it’s suddenly not okay.” Related

Smarter Balanced Assessments The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing a system of valid, reliable, and fair next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11. The system—which includes both summative assessments for accountability purposes and optional interim assessments for instructional use—will use computer adaptive testing technologies to the greatest extent possible to provide meaningful feedback and actionable data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed. Smarter Balanced assessments will go beyond multiple-choice questions to include extended response and technology enhanced items, as well as performance tasks that allow students to demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Performance tasks challenge students to apply their knowledge and skills to respond to complex real-world problems. Assessment System Components Mathematics Guidelines

Achieving by Changing - Home A New Year's Goal: Stop Giving So Much Homework Setting goals, resolutions, or intentions might be on our minds this week. We've probably experienced that "resolutions" don't work -- we don't keep them for more than a week and they just end up making us feel bad about ourselves. So what does work? As a coach, I support teachers and administrators to make behavioral changes in their professional (and sometimes personal) lives. Determine a clear, defined goal that really matters to you (and that will impact student success)Take small steps towards this goalFocus on new actions rather than on trying to avoid old behaviors Goal: Three Hours in the Evening for Myself A year ago, a teacher I coached, let's call her Samantha, had had it with spending every evening grading papers and lesson planning. First, we reflected on what had been working and not working. What wasn't working was the amount of paper-grading she was doing. "What evidence do you have," I asked, "that reviewing the exit tickets is helping your students master this content?"

Grade Eight | Show Me Your Math Teaching > Grade 7 to 9 Curriculum Resources > Grade Eight Algebra Tiles: Students are required to explain, using words and symbols, how a student was able to solve an equation using algebra tiles. Teacher Notes (.doc) (PDF) Student Worksheet (.doc) (PDF) Approximating Square Roots: Students will explore and explain how to find the approximate value of a square root. Teacher Notes (.doc) (PDF) Student Worksheet (.doc) (PDF) Dividing Fractions: Students will divide fractions using symbolic expression and pictorial and/or manipulative expressions. Teacher Notes (.doc) (PDF) Student Worksheet (.doc) (PDF) Explorations for Multiplication and Division: Students will engage with word problems and multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers. Teacher Notes (.doc) (PDF) Student Worksheet (.doc) (PDF) Fraction Activities: Teacher Notes (.doc) (PDF) Student Worksheet (.doc) (PDF) Fractions, Decimals and Percents: Students will use number squares to find equivalent fractions, decimals and percents values.

Yummy Math | We provide teachers and students with mathematics relevant to our world today … Foldables, Templates, Graphic Organizers, and Downloads This blog page started out as an attempt to organize all of the foldables, templates, and graphic organizers that I have created. When I first started creating them, this method of organization worked well. After all, there weren't that many of them. In a recent attempt to organize my INB resources, I created a pinterest board with links to every single notebook page I have ever done with my students. To view or download each file, please click on the image. Frayer Model (6 to a Page) Integer Operations Work Mat Properties of Equality Graphic Organizer Properties of Real Numbers Mathematician Research Project College Algebra Real Number Line Project Instructions Order of Operations Graphic Organizer Order of Operations Foldable Real Number System Graphic Organizer Blank 4 Door Foldable Blank 3 Door Foldable Slope Intercept Form (y=mx+b) Foldable Plus and Minus Signs for Interactive Notebooks HOY VUX Foldable (Blank 6 Door Foldable!) Interactive Note Booklet over Standard Form of Linear Equations

Mathematics -    THE POSITIVE ENGAGEMENT PROJECT Concept Learning Bricks are foundational vocabulary terms and concepts, designed for multi-sensory learners, that students need to master before they can apply the actual concepts to other areas. Each Concept Learning Brick is organized with a question, answer, physical gesture movement, concept examples, and picture to represent the academic term. The image on the card, associated memory gesture, and vocabulary definition allow students to see, hear, say, and do so much more with these crucial terms in a way that is fun and engaging. Over 220 concepts are available! Acing Math (One Deck At A Time!) is a collection of math games ranging from Kindergarten to the upper elementary grades, using only an ordinary deck of playing cards.

Lessons | Mathalicious The Waiting Game How many people should you date before you settle down? Students use modeling with probability distributions to come up with a rule to try to maximize their relationship happiness. Topic: Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability (CP), Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions (IC) The Reel Deal How has the length of popular movies changed over time? Topic: Statistics and Probability (SP) Bracketology What are the odds of creating the best March Madness bracket? Topic: Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability (CP), Creating Equations (CED), Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models (LE) Overrated How much confidence should you place in online ratings? Topic: Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP) It's a Date How can we improve our calendar? Topic: Building Functions (BF), Functions (F), Interpreting Functions (IF) Hitting the Slopes Can you predict a country's Winter Olympic performance? Topic: Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data (ID)

Solving Systems of Equations One of my favorite pages from this year was our Solving Systems of Equations page. In my opinion, this page was truly interactive. Students were sorting, classifying, and studying with these notes. YAY!! This page took a few days to complete. After making sure students were comfortable with solving systems, we started talking about one/none/infinitely-many solutions. On page 103 of their notebook we took basic boring notes about what a system of equations is, the notation for a system, and what a solution point means. Anyway... Students cut their colored papers apart and sorted into three piles: one solution, no solutions, and infinitely-many solutions. ifinitely??? The sorting and processing part really made things click for students. How have you done systems of equations in the past?

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