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This Tuesday is Earth Day. Use this activity to demonstrate the various mappings of our 3-d Earth to a 2-d piece of paper. Students compare maps with this famous photo and check to see which characteristics are maintained and which are distorted. Clicking on this image will show a larger, expandable image in a new window. In honor of Earth Day we encourage you to show your classes the beauty of the Earth and remind everyone of one of the first times that it was seen in its entirety from space, December 7, 1972 from an Apollo mission. Read more →

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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. As best as I could tell, they weren't able to speak any English. I'm glad I was semi-wrong. Some of it was just shyness. 10 Unusual Ways to Explore Math I confess. I never really liked math. I played the school game well so I received pretty good grades, but after I passed the test (even after receiving an A in most cases), those rules, theorems and facts didn’t stick around for very long. The problem was everything was drilled into me, or as I like to think now, drilled out of me.

14 Virtual Tools: Favorite Math Apps More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you’re modeling a lesson, creating stations, or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success. Here are some apps for iPads — along with a few other tips — that can transform your daily lessons and are definitely worth checking out! Base Ten Blocks Number Pieces is a great free app that allows every student with an iPad to have an endless number of base ten blocks at their fingertips. Whether they are learning basic place value, modeling how to add decimals, or exploring expanded notation, this app is worth looking into.

WISELearn Resources guest WISELearn Resources Mathematics Mathematics Results 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.

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This is an amazing website that gives real world examples to apply math. You can type in any topic and it pulls up examples to discuss in class. by reneejernigan Apr 21

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