Top EdTech Update Academic Standards Assistive Technology Content for Sun.Apr 08, 2018 This is the eleventh post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years. You can see all those lists at the bottom of this post. These are lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised, so they are up-to-date. Maths Maps – A New Collaborative Project I am excited to introduce you to my new project idea that I hope will result in some engaging content for our classes. It is collaborative in the same way the Interesting Ways resources are and I will need your help to make it a success. Elevator Pitch

Five Mathematics Glossaries for Kids A glossary of mathematics terms can be a helpful aid to students who struggle with the vocabulary of mathematics. When I was a middle school and high school student the vocabulary of math often tripped me up and having a glossary of terms often helped me be able to complete my homework assignments. Here are five mathematics glossaries that students can access online.

Mathematics in English “What does algebra have to do with learning English?” you might ask. Many people believe that nothing. In fact many wrongly believe that you can be good either at maths or at English. However, I think that mathematics and English have more in common than it might seem at the first sight. To be good at both of them you have to practise a lot. 10 Magical Math Puzzles Lay off of the morning math worksheets and try out some of these magical math puzzles that show students how math can be enchanting! 1. Calendar Magic 9Impress your friends with this math multiplication magic trick from Murderous Maths! Kids tell a friend to put a square around 9 numbers on a calendar ( 3 x 3 box).

An Illustrated Mathematics Glossary - Best of 2015-16 School Year All of this week I am on the road working with teachers in Texas, Kansas, and Arizona. Rather than scrambling to write blog posts at the end of each day, I'm taking this time to feature some of the most popular posts and new tools of the 2015-2016 school year. Math is Fun is a free website that offers math games, puzzles, and tutorials. One of the tutorial resources that they offer is an illustrated mathematics dictionary. The Math is Fun dictionary offers more than 700 definitions of mathematics terms. All of the definitions include an illustration. Weapons of maths destruction: are calculators killing our ability to work it out in our head? Since the 1980s we have had access to calculators of various types. Today, we can include computers and smartphones – which are attached to our hip 24/7. So does this ubiquitous access to calculators affect our ability to do maths in our heads like we used to? Thirty years ago calculators promised immense opportunity – opportunity, alas, that brought considerable controversy.

How We Should Be Teaching Math in Classrooms Today Math teacher Denis Sheeran talks about what math should (and shouldn’t) be. Make math meaningful and real with these tips and ideas. Listen Now Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e303 Date: May 2, 2018 Vicki: Today we’re talking with Denis Sheeran @MathDenisNJ. Why Students Aren't Maintaining Rigorous Levels of Problem Solving Are your students still asking for the answer or hints, instead of attempting to problem solve on their own? New educational standards have made the call for a different kind of rigor in math, that values persistence and problem solving over memorization of procedures. But how can teachers find a scalable method to deliver rigorous content that helps students build a growth mindset and become creative problem solvers? This video touches on the challenges teachers face when implementing rigor in the classroom, and offers solutions that enable all students to engage with challenging problems. Watch the video: Thank you for watching and sharing!

Productive Struggle & Math Rigor Did you know that some teaching methods could block students' potential for developing productive struggle in math? Here are some best practices for embracing productive struggle in the classroom: Call on students who may not have the correct answer.Then guide students in the process of questioning their thinking.Give students informative feedback. edutopia A math trail is an activity that gets students out of the classroom so they can (re)discover the math all around us. Whether out on a field trip or on school grounds, students on a math trail are asked to solve or create problems about objects and landmarks they see; name shapes and composite solids; calculate areas and volumes; recognize properties, similarity, congruence, and symmetry; use number sense and estimation to evaluate large quantities and assess assumptions; and so on. This is one of those creative, yet authentic activities that stimulate engagement and foster enthusiasm for mathematics—and so it can be particularly useful for students in middle and high school, when classroom math becomes more abstract. A math trail can be tailored to engage students of any age and of all levels of ability and learning styles.

10 Good Resources for Math Teachers and Students One of the things that I wish that I had done when started this blog was to build pages like Larry Ferlazzo's "Best Resources for X" lists. Instead, I have relied on people using the search box on this blog to find the resources that they need. That's why from time to time I will publish a list like this one to organize some of my current favorite resources for a particular subject area. Here are ten good resources for math teachers and their students. MyLab Math Part of the world's leading collection of online homework, tutorial, and assessment products, Pearson MyLab Math is designed with a single purpose in mind: to improve the results of all higher education students, one student at a time. Upon careful consideration of research and insights distilled from the learning sciences, we’ve adopted a series of learning design principles that drive us as we continue to refine MyLab and Mastering in order to deliver even better learning outcomes. With input from more than 11 million student users annually, Pearson MyLab creates online learning experiences that are truly personalized and continuously adaptive. MyLab reacts to how students are actually performing, offering data-driven guidance that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Pearson also provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration services so you can easily access MyLab Math from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle.

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