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Shine + Write | Transum Software A different version of this activity is here. This is a visual aid designed to be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class exposition. It does not need to be an interactive whiteboard though of course that will make the resource more dynamic. The title "Shine+Write" suggests that the teacher or student can write on the whiteboard to enhance this visual aid. Do you have any comments?

Brain study reveals how successful students overcome math anxiety
Using brain-imaging technology for the first time with people experiencing mathematics anxiety, University of Chicago scientists have gained new insights into how some students are able to overcome their fears and succeed in math. For the highly math anxious, researchers found a strong link between math success and activity in a network of brain areas in the frontal and parietal lobes involved in controlling attention and regulating negative emotional reactions. This response kicked in at the very mention of having to solve a mathematics problem. Teachers as well as students can use the information to improve performance in mathematics, said Sian Beilock, associate professor in psychology at the University of Chicago. Beilock and PhD student Ian Lyons report their findings in the article, "Mathematics Anxiety: Separating the Math from the Anxiety," published Oct. 20 in the journal Cerebral Cortex.

Math Lesson Plan - Popsicle Stick Regrouping Fun
Place toothpicks showing 40 + 3 to begin the question. Objectives: Learning and practising regroupingPrint examples of regrouping in student math journalsLearn term names: minuend take away subtrahend equals difference/answer (for subtraction) and addend plus addend equals sum/answer (for addition) Materials for each group of 4-6 students: twenty groups of 10 popsicle sticks or toothpicks gathered with an elastic, plus 10-20 loose popsicle sticks (students can count out sets of 10 on their desks and you can help them wrap the elastics around them)index cards with numerals 0-9 on them, one number on each card, as well as cards printed with “+” , “-”, “Ones”, “Tens”, and “Hundreds”, PLUS SOME BLANK INDEX CARDS (for the answers).math journals for each studentpencils and erasers for each studentChalkboard or Chartboard showing an example of one addition question plus one subtraction question, heading up the columns with “Hundreds”, “Tens” and “Ones”.

Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages - Coloring Squared
Go to: Fractions Decimals Percentages Coloring Squared would like for you to enjoy these free fraction worksheets, decimal worksheets, and percentage worksheets to download. If you enjoy them, check out Coloring Squared: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages.
Easy Origami Envelope Folding Instructions - How to make an Easy Origami Envelope
This is a great one - the easy origami envelope. You write your message or letter, then fold it into an envelope - all with just a single sheet of paper! Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Easy Origami Envelope Step 1: Start with an A4 paper (8 inch x 11.5 inch). It should work with most rectangles too.

Teaching Happily Ever After: QR Codes: What are they? How can teachers use QR codes in the classroom?
What is a QR code? QR code stands for "Quick Response." When you scan it with your mobile device, it instantly gives you the information stored on it. Here is a comic tutorial from The Daring Librarian:
Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It
A popular Cornell professor tries to help language-arts types learn how to "make math" instead of just studying it. The author's son and husband take the scalene triangle challenge. (Jessica Lahey ) Math has never been my strong suit.

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class
July12, 2014 Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) has undergone several great updates that make it an ideal tool to use with students in class. Before we see some of the ways to use this platform with students, let us have a look at some of its features .
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. The frames help students see quantities as equal groups of other quantities and in relation to benchmark quantities. This helps primary students move away from one-by-one counting toward more efficient ways of counting and computing. As students advance, custom frames can be constructed to help visualize factors, products, fractional parts and more.

Quick Draw - The problem-centered classroom - Problem centered math
All meaningful mathematics learning is imaged-based. While there may be certain forms of mathematical reasoning that seem not to use imagery, most mathematical activity has a spatial component. If school mathematics is procedural, students may fail to develop their capacity to form mental images of mathematical patterns and relationships. It is well documented that students who reason from images tend to be powerful mathematics students. Further, we know that the ability to use images effectively in doing mathematics can be developed.

Number Rack by The Math Learning Center
Overview Number Rack facilitates the natural development of children's number sense. The movable, colored beads encourage learners to think in groups of fives and tens, helping them to explore and discover a variety of addition and subtraction strategies. About Us