Christmas Candy Cane Estimation You may have seen my previous post about estimating with markers. These are my candy cane estimation jars for Christmas. As you can see, I use 4 jars. Three jars show the children how different amounts of candy canes look in the jars, and “teaches” them to make a better guess. What DID we do all day? : Montessori Math: Fitting It All In, Elementary You are going to either love this post or hate this post depending on if you think like me. Just a warning. You'll probably know pretty quickly which category you fall into.
Doubles Maths Game Summary: This maths addition game is a fun maths lesson that teaches the Doubles Addition Facts. These number facts are essential for efficient mental computations. This addition game aims to make the learning of these number facts a more enjoyable. The aim of the indoor or outdoor game is to encourage 'automacy' in the recall of basic addition facts. In my classrooms I do a lot of work on the need for efficiency in doing mental computations. KDE Utilities - KCalc KCalc is a calculator which offers many more mathematical functions than meet the eye on a first glance. Please study the section on keyboard accelerators and modes in the handbook to learn more about the many functions available. The latest stable release is version 2.11, included in KDE Applications 4.9. KCalc is a free and open source software, available for Linux and similar operating systems under the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 2.
Augmented Reality: an Alternative to QR Codes? Over the past year we have seen QR Codes make a mark in the classroom as an easy way to send students to a site, make interactive book talks , share information with parents at Open House , among many other uses. But what is augmented reality (AR) and how does it match up for classroom use? From dictionary.com : - - an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data. My first experience (other than on TV) was seeing a couple of our teachers play with String at our Regional Ed Tech Cadre.
Using Dot Cards to Build Number Sense - Math Coach's Corner “…that ability to ‘just see it’ without counting is called subitizing.” (Van de Walle)There’s no doubt about it…subitizing is all the rage! It’s not a new concept, though. What DID we do all day? : Montessori Math: Fitting It All In, Primary It has been an exciting week in our homeschool as Kal-El moves out of the Montessori Primary math album and into the Montessori Elementary album. He has finally finished everything in the primary except the division memorization work (which he will do alongside the new elementary work). Me Too, who has just begun his first year as a Montessori Elementary student, is still in the primary album for math. I tried to get him through the primary work faster than his brother, but he was unable to move through the work that quickly. Call me an amateur, but it seems to take me all of primary plus one year of elementary to finish the primary album. I feel like we did pretty well considering we had time in the school room 3 hours a day for 3-4 days a week in our third year of primary at home and a child in a traditional Montessori school would attend for five full days every week.
Number Frames Overview Number Frames help students structure numbers to five, ten, twenty, and one hundred. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, and compute with numbers in a particular range. Genius Mathematics Tool and the GEL Language [What is it] [Genius in Use] [Manual/Documentation] [Wiki] [Help out with Genius] [News] [Mailing List] [Requirements] [Download] [Screenshots] What is it Genius is a general purpose calculator program similar in some aspects to BC, Matlab, Maple or Mathematica. It is useful both as a simple calculator and as a research or educational tool. The syntax is very intuitive and is designed to mimic how mathematics is usually written. GEL is the name of its extension language, it stands for Genius Extension Language, clever isn't it?
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