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8 Videos That Prove Math Is Awesome

8 Videos That Prove Math Is Awesome
Believe it or not, math is really an art. While the subject can seem far from it when you’re caught in the doldrums of class, there’s a lot about math that’s just as creative as a Jackson Pollock and elegant as a rendition of Swan Lake. But some of us still run from those dreaded numbers, swearing up and down that it’s too complex, too rigid and just plain not fun. Still unconvinced? What’s your favorite math-related video? 1. Think about adding up (or even past) infinity, in a series of numbers that gets bigger every single time. The series Minute Physics takes a break from its titular subject to explore math in this quick video, within the larger context of understanding, out to solve "unsolvable problems." 2. Admit it: You’ve been guilty of doodling in math class. In this episode, she takes on the mathematical concept of factoring and shows how it relates to the concept of drawing stars, helping you learn while it actually doesn’t feel like you’re learning. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. Related:  Math

5 Ways to Build Math into Your Child's Day By Laura Bilodeau Overdeck Laura Bilodeau Overdeck and her husband have been doing nightly math problems with their kids for years. Laura developed Bedtime Math to share with other families some fun math riddles and other ways to incorporate math into daily routines. Math is everywhere. That’s great news for parents, because we can talk with our kids about math in fun, natural ways. Studies show that a child’s math skills at kindergarten entry are a better predictor of future academic success than reading skills, social skills, or the ability to focus. Here are five ways to add math to your child’s day. 1. You can’t help but use math when you’re baking. Ask your child: How many chocolate chips do you think it will take to fill one cup? 2. Most kids love stopwatches, and watching the seconds tick by gives them opportunities to practice counting. Ask your child: How far can you throw a ball? 3. Big or small, any project that involves measuring includes counting, adding, and multiplying. 4.

10 Outstanding Android Math Apps 1- Brain Exercise This is a free app that provides a set of smart games to help you improve your Math skills starting from the basics 2- Fallin Math This is another great Math Game that offers different layers of difficulty to players. 3- Kids Numbers and Math Lite This is a fremium app that is designed particularly for preschoolers to improve their math skills 4- Baby Learns Numbers Learns Numbers is a mathematical enlightening game for babies. 5- Math Workout Math/Maths Workout is a set of daily brain training exercises and math drills designed to enhance mental arithmetic. 6- Mad Math for Kids This fun Android game isn’t complicated at all, but it will definitely challenge your child’s mental muscles. 7- Mental Math Free Useful tips to simplify difficult math problems and exercises to use them. 8- Arithmetics for Kids Free this entertaining math game that challenges your child’s mind. 9- Einstein Math Academy 10- Algebra Tutor

Manic Math Madness Making Math Meaningful Again After writing the post this morning about math and writing, I essentially told myself I would forget about the time constraints, the curriculum map or the tests and just teach it in a way that makes sense. I combined three standards on linear equations, graphing, tables and problem-solving. I pretty-much taught math the way that I did back when I taught a higher-level eighth grade class: I front-loaded the vocabulary using a TPR for variable, equation, graph, table and linear relationships. Some of the students still asked for additional algorithms and I offered them as a practice.

Math Vs Zombies - Math Games Grade K - 5 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store Math in the News This is the archive of our "Math in the News" current events weekly series. These presentations can be viewed as PowerPoint presentations from Slideshare, as videos from YouTube, or as iPad-compatible presentations. Click on the appropriate link to see the Math in the News presentation. Math in the News: 2/25/13. n this issue of Math in the News we look at statistics related to Russian meteor that recently crash-landed. Watch some compelling eyewitness video and explore how the path of meteor was reconstructed. The presentation also includes links to the following Web Sites: YouTube Video: www.youtube.com/watch? Analyzing the path of the meteor: See the Math in the News Slideshare version of this presentation. See the YouTube video of this presentation. iPad and mobile users, click here. Subscribe to our YouTube video channel to see all of our great videos! Math in the News: 2/9/13. Math in the News: 11/16/12.

ELL - Independent vs. Dependent Variables In my last post I included some samples of student work (mini-posters). I decided to make a separate post to highlight the two mini-posters from my ELL students. These two students started out the semester and I was super worried about having them in my class. Teaching Math Rocks!

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