Math Manipulatives: Virtual Manipulatives on the Web Math Manipulatives contains three pages of resources: Technology Requirements: JAVA: You might need to download Java, a free plug-in to interact with virtual manipulatives. K-12 Algebra Applets--Arlen Strader of the Texas A & M University has two algebra tiles applet pages to help middle and high school students explore factoring of quadratic equations by arranging given tiles into a rectangle: Algebra Tiles1 (easy version-coefficients positive) and Algebra Tiles2 (hard version-coefficients positive and negative). There are also applets for Cartesian coordinates, slope, parallel and perpendicular lines, and Pythagorean Theorem. Algebra 4 All, a social network sponsored by Michigan LearnPort, has a section on Algebra Tiles with explanations on how to use each manipulative.
20 Great YouTube Channels for Math Teachers December 28, 2017 For those of you teaching math, here is a collection of some of the best YouTube channels we reviewed this year. You can draw on these resources to access and find educational video content to help you in the teaching of math for different grade levels. Some of these channels are set up and run by math teachers and others by popular math websites. Two Buckets Puzzle This post may contain Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. This comes at no cost to you. Thanks for your support of this blog. Most likely, you’ve ran across some variation of the two buckets puzzle at some time in your life. You have two buckets. 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.
Home Page Teachers Primary Pupils Secondary Students Beautiful knowledge: Complicated numbers made simple - BBC News When will men become extinct? Which times table sums do children find most difficult? What are the most common computer passwords? We are bombarded daily with information, and it can be difficult for our brains to process facts and figures in bulk. But author, designer and data-journalist David McCandless has set out to make things a little easier to understand.
The Secret to Finding ‘Aha’ Moments in Math Class After several decades of experimentation with technology in schools, we continue to face fundamental questions: What role should technology have in the classroom? How often should it be used? What are the opportunities for technology to transform both teaching and learning? As the CEO of Woot Math and previously of Kerpoof, I have spent the last ten years grappling with questions like these. Of course the answers are not easy or obvious, but I think asking these type of questions is critical in mapping a path towards innovation. Sometimes that path involves a deep dive into specific aspects of practice or pedagogy, such as the recent conversations I had with several math teachers that we work with closely.
Teaching Math Through Major League Baseball — Mashup Math Isn't this fun? Lets keep going. To find Harper’s slugging percentage (SLG), you will have to first calculate his total bases (TB). To find TB, you will need to know the total number of singles, doubles, triples, and home runs he has hit. 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
Fibonacci Numbers, the Golden section and the Golden String Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section This is the Home page for Dr Ron Knott's multimedia web site on the Fibonacci numbers, the Golden section and the Golden string hosted by the Mathematics Department of the University of Surrey, UK. The Fibonacci numbers are Devlin's Angle: How today’s pros solve math problems: Part 3 (The Nueva School course) By Keith DevlinNOTE: This article is the final installment of a four-episode mini-series posted here starting in mid-January. In writing it, I have assumed my readers have read those three earlier pieces. At the end of last month’s post, I left readers with a (seemingly) simple arithmetic problem. I prefaced the problem with the following two instructions: 1.
The Tech Edvocate’s List of 59 Math Apps, Tools & Resources Math is known to be one of the most boring subjects in kids’ eyes. So, how can teachers make learning math more interactive and more fun? True, teachers can make up games to teach a math concept that involves every student. But, when teachers need to help students in small groups or one-on-one, how can they make sure that other students are actively practicing math skills?