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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.

Raptors in the City: Engage Students in Live Science Online Raptors in the City – Technology Connects Kids with Nature by Deborah Mathies What’s the fastest creature on earth? What species has recovered from the brink of extinction? What cliff-dwelling raptor has adapted to city life and is moving on to skyscrapers across North America? If you answered the peregrine falcon, you’re right! The program runs during nesting season each year, roughly March – June, and follows one peregrine falcon couple throughout the annual nesting life-cycle: courtship, rivalry, survival, new life, parenting. For more information visit: To subscribe to the free “Falcon Flash” newsletter for bulletins and pictures during nesting season, send an e-mail to with subscribe in the subject. To get students and their teachers up to speed, below is our first Falcon Flash newsletter for the 2013 season, with some still photos to whet your visual appetite. Dateline: Cleveland, Ohio March 7, 2013 One year ago today, SW laid her first egg.

Eikö olisi hienoa, jos lapset oppisivat matematiikkaa huomaamattaan? – Pelipeda Uuden matematiikkapeli DragonBox+:n päämääränä on juuri opettaa lapsille matematiikkaa tavalla jolla he eivät tuskastu sääntöjen vaikeuteen. Pelin tarkoituksena on myös muuttaa lasten mahdollisesti negatiivinen asenne matematiikkaa kohtaan positiivisemmaksi. Lapset ovat taatusti innostuneempia opiskelemaan matematiikkaa pelaamalla kuin perinteisesti koulukirjasta. Lasten ei tarvitse tuntea algebran perusteita DragonBox+:aa pelatakseen. Peli alkaa kahteen osaan jaetusta näkymästä. Peli palkitsee pelaajansa antamalla hänelle yhä vaikeampia ongelmia ratkaistavaksi. Edut Monet opetuspelit keskittyvät sääntöjen muistamisen vahvistamiseen. Kun pelin kehittäjät testasivat peliä sadoille koululaisille Norjassa, yli 30% heistä pystyi ratkaisemaan yhtälöitä pelattuaan peliä tunnin verran ja noin 80% muutaman tunnin pelaamisen jälkeen. Haasteet ja niiden ratkaiseminen Jos DragonBox+:aa pelaa vanhempi lapsi, joka jo osaa algebran perusteet, hän varmasti ymmärtää pelin sääntöjen syyt, algebran säännöt.

Skillswise - Job Skills Explicit Teacher Modeling Explicit Teacher Modeling Purpose The purpose of explicit teacher modeling is to provide students with a clear, multi-sensory model of a skill or concept. The teacher is the person best equipped to provide such a model. What is it? Teacher both describes and models the math skill/concept. [ back to top ] What are the critical elements of this strategy? There are eight essential components of explicit instruction: Concept/skill is broken down into critical features/elements. How do I implement the strategy? Ensure that your students have the prerequisite skills to perform the skill. How Does This Instructional Strategy Positively Impact Students Who Have Learning Problems? Teacher as model makes the concept/skill clear and learnable. Additional Information Combine Explicit Teacher Modeling With Building Meaningful Student Connections And Scaffolding Instruction Explicit teacher modeling is most effective when combined with two additional instructional strategies. Videos Concrete Representational

Motivaatio on älyä tärkeämpi matematiikan oppimisessa Saksalaisen tutkimuksen mukaan motivaatio ja opiskelutyyli ovat älykkyyttä tärkeämpiä tekijöitä matematiikassa edistymisessä, uutisoi Tiede-lehti. Child Developmentin julkaisemassa tutkimuksessa seurattiin 3 500 koululaisen matematiikan osaamisen kehitystä viidenneltä luokalta kymmenennelle. Selvisi, että älykkyydellä on merkitystä ainoastaan opintojen alussa. Myöhemmässä vaiheessa eroja oppilaiden välillä selittivät motivaatio ja opiskelussa käytetyt menetelmät. Tutkijat havaitsivat, että omiin kykyihinsä luottavat ja motivoituneet oppilaat pärjäsivät parhaiten. Löydökset korostavat oikeanlaisen kannustamisen merkitystä matematiikan oppimisessa ja opetuksessa. Why maths really matters at work | Resources | National Numeracy Back to resources Evidence suggests that to want to improve our numeracy we need to be able to value and understand its importance, to us, and our everyday lives. We have found a range of resources, covering a variety of industries, where employers and employees talk about why maths really matters at work. You can also find these examples on our Pinterest board - Maths at work. AQA Better Maths: What is the point in maths? Video presenting answers to this question from a variety of professional perspectives. BBC Skillswise: Job skills Two-minute videos introducing why maths and English skills are useful for work. Also see: Using maths as an apprentice chef Using maths as an executive chef to order stock The use of percentages in Formulae One Who needs maths? BBC News video - bus driver Maths careers: Maths in work From Scientific Instrument Designer to Costume Designer, this page offers a collection of videos illustrating how mathematics is used on a day-to-day basis in a variety of jobs.

Robotics Curriculum | National 4-H Curriculum | 4-H Using this curriculum, youth will: Build an understanding of basic science concepts related to roboticsApply the processes of scientific inquiry and engineering designBuild skills in science, engineering and technologyUse the tools of technology to enhance their learningExplore related careers in these fieldsApply the skills and knowledge they are developing to new challenges. The 4-H Robotics Curriculum is comprised of three tracks; each is designed to meet the diverse requirements of 4-H clubs, after-school programs, individual youth and school enrichment activities. The curriculum was developed for all levels of expertise: from beginning to advanced. Download the 4-H Robotics Curriculum overview

Please Play with Your Math: New Museum Opens in New York City Math can be a beautiful, immersive, full-body experience, according to the creators of the newly opened Museum of Math, or MoMath, in New York City. A sculpture that lights up and plays music, a touch-screen floor that turns into a maze and a square-wheeled tricycle that one can ride around a bumpy track are just a few of the more than 30 exhibits in the 19,000-square-foot space. The doors opened on December 15. “We want people to play, to touch, try out the games and puzzles,” said Glen Whitney, a former mathematics teacher and the museum’s founder and executive director, during a preview of the museum last week. The goal is to give math a makeover—it should be fun and engaging, not tedious and difficult to understand, he explains. MoMath offers grade-specific private programs for students, which include classroom activities for students for pre- and post-visit instruction. Twist 'n' Roll table at MoMath Other exhibits let guests experiment and search for patterns.