Conceptua Math includes interactive, visual tools that are ideal for teacher-facilitated, whole-class instruction, "Number Talks" and for parents supporting their students at home. These tools, available free of charge, are located under the Tool Library tab in our full curriculum. The full Conceptua Math curriculum includes integrated teacher supports, adaptive teaching, student investigations, and much more. Teachers Build Instructional Expertise with Supports Teachers start with scripted Lesson Openers to introduce concepts and generate fraction Number Talks with the whole class. Sample Opener > Students Learn through Guided Lessons The Guided Lessons form the foundation of the program. Sample Guided Lesson > Students Apply Knowledge through Investigations Real World Investigations provide opportunities for students to use authentic data and apply their mathematical knowledge. Sample Investigation > Interested in learning more about the Conceptua Math breakthrough visual curriculum?
Writing in MathematicsFeatured Topic: Writing in Math Class Teachers incorporate writing in math class to help students reflect on their learning, deepen their understanding of important concepts by explaining and providing examples of those concepts, and make important connections to real-life applications of the math they are learning. Teachers use the writing assignments to assess student understanding of important concepts, student proficiency in explaining and using those concepts and each student's attitude toward learning mathematics. Writing in mathematics is a win-win for both teacher and student. Although it may be difficult to introduce this practice, it is well worth the effort. Look for simple ways to incorporate short writings throughout daily lessons and longer writings over the course of weeks or math units. Getting Started with Math Writing Often students who have difficulty writing in math class have less difficulty telling the teacher what they think. The basic steps of Think-Pair-Share are:
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Online Diagramming and Flowcharting ToolTeaching 4 Real: Common Core Math Fact PracticeCommon Core and Math Fact Practice Can I just say that I love finding videos of great teaching practices? Lately, in my world, math facts have been a hot topic. Do you time your students on math facts or not? Assessing math fact fluency is done in a variety of ways. I found a great video on Teacher Tube that shows how a 3rd grade teacher implements daily fact practice in her classroom. This video is directly from The Teaching Channel and in no way endorses my blog. Teaching Practice Third Grade Math: A Complete Lesson (26 min) Grade 3 / Math / Planning Ready to Learn: Creating a Positive Classroom Culture (2 min) All Grades / All Subjects / Community Lesson Idea (Common Core) Talking About Math: Sharing Strategies (5 min) Grade 3 / Math / Student Voice
Standard Deviation and VarianceDeviation just means how far from the normal Standard Deviation The Standard Deviation is a measure of how spread out numbers are. Its symbol is σ (the greek letter sigma) The formula is easy: it is the square root of the Variance. Variance The Variance is defined as: The average of the squared differences from the Mean. To calculate the variance follow these steps: Work out the Mean (the simple average of the numbers)Then for each number: subtract the Mean and square the result (the squared difference).Then work out the average of those squared differences. Example You and your friends have just measured the heights of your dogs (in millimeters): The heights (at the shoulders) are: 600mm, 470mm, 170mm, 430mm and 300mm. Find out the Mean, the Variance, and the Standard Deviation. Your first step is to find the Mean: Answer: Mean = 600 + 470 + 170 + 430 + 3005 = 19705 = 394 so the mean (average) height is 394 mm. Now we calculate each dog's difference from the Mean: So the Variance is 21,704 Formulas
fractions idea bank> I am in need of a creative lesson on helping the students > understand equivalent fractions and parts of a whole. sugars/tx, 10/13/00 Paper Folding I start each student with a piece of blank paper. They fold it in half, along either direction, and we quickly color one half of it. Then we continue folding and counting the colored sections: 2/4 4/8 8/16 ... but hasn't the amount of the paper we colored stayed the same? Then try thirds, sixths ... After that we start talking about pizza pies, or birthday cakes, to see that eating 1/4 of the cake might mean eating 1 large piece of a cake that was cut into 4 pieces, or 3 slices of a pie that was cut into twelve smaller pieces. I don't think this is particularly clever or interesting, but it does seem to get the point across. DSF/NJ (Donna), 10/14/00 on teachers.net math board Fractions are as easy as pigs What is 2 pigs plus 3 pigs? The top of a fraction is a NUMBER: 1, 2, 3, etc. Ask each student their "denominator." Candy Fractions
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1st Annual MTSS Conference EvaluationThank you for your interest in MTSS. Please take a few moments and provide your feedback regarding the 1st Annual MTSS Conference that was held March 13, 2012. As a result of the conference, do you feel you now have a better understanding of connections between the Massachusetts Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and the following? As a result of the conference do you feel you now have a better understanding of the core components of MTSS, including why both academic and non-academic components are essential? As a result of the conference do you feel you now have a better understanding of how to teach more effectively through considering the variability of learners (UDL)?