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Effective Mathematics Instruction — National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

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MathChat App Allows Students to Collaborate on Math Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

MathChat App Allows Students to Collaborate on Math Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
“ MathChat is an interesting new iPad app that I discovered recently. As its name indicate, MathChat is an app that allows students to collaborate and work together on math problems. This collaboration takes place in group chats where members get to exchange messages, use pointers to show how to solve a problem, or draw and add arrows to provide illustration and guidance on Math concepts. This collaborative feature of MathChat resembles to a great extent the work Whiteboard apps do.”
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Dennis Swender's curator insight, October 26, 5:48 AM

Collaboration -- for the expansion of multiple learning opportunities.  Should students be encouraged to collaborate with others on tests and assignments?  Why is it that when students look up a word in a dictionary or consult a reliable reference source, that's OK, but if they consult a friend, that is sometimes considered cheating?  

Ken Zimmerman's curator insight, October 27, 12:36 PM

A possible tool to use in Hybrid classes.

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Awesome Algebra Apps and Websites

Awesome Algebra Apps and Websites | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
Spanning K-12, and introducing advanced topics like matrices, polynomials, and linear equations, these great apps and sites offer lessons, reference resources, games, and tutorials that'll help teachers teach and students learn.
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TurnOnCCMath.net!

Welcome to TurnOnCCMath.net! The GISMO research team at North Carolina State University has developed 18 learning trajectories that unpack the K-8 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics from the standpoint of student learning, and elaborate the underlying scientific research in mathematics education. The hexagon map illustrates these learning trajectories, standard by standard. Clicking on a hexagon or a trajectory takes you to detailed descriptors that articulate students' progression from prior knowledge and naïve conceptions to more sophisticated mathematical concepts and reasoning.
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US-based Filipino teacher cited for making algebra cool

US-based Filipino teacher cited for making algebra cool | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
A Filipino mathematics teacher based in Queens recently received praise from a local newspaper for inspiring and engaging students with unconventional but effective teaching methods.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Find More Than 4,000 Math Lessons ...

Free Technology for Teachers: Find More Than 4,000 Math Lessons ... | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
In the meantime the math resources and lesson planner will give you a good sense of how the service functions. The sharing aspect of Open Curriculum could be useful for large departments that are looking for a place to ...
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Google Released A New Geography Based Game ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Released A New Geography Based Game ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
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This site looks like it could be useful in a lot of situations.

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Tilton's Algebra

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Interactive online Algebra tutorial brought to you by former math and science teacher. Allows users to progress at their own pace abd receive targeted instruction to improve their skills.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, July 2, 7:45 AM

This program that I learned about at #ISTE2014 looks good to me. Students progress at their own pace and receive instant, individualized feedback on their work.. This feedback is delivered at each step of the problem to keep them from following theh wrong steps.

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Steep failure rate on Algebra I exams in Montgomery leads to mass recalculation - Washington Post

Steep failure rate on Algebra I exams in Montgomery leads to mass recalculation - Washington Post | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
Steep failure rate on Algebra I exams in Montgomery leads to mass recalculation Washington Post Montgomery County's failure rate for the June final exam in Algebra 1 was so steep — 82 percent for high school students — that district officials say...
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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math
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Faith Morse's curator insight, June 18, 4:03 PM

Simple ways to incorporate writing into math.

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10 Formas en que las competencias de lectoescritura pueden promover una comprensión más profunda de la matemática.
 

"With the rise of new trends such as a flipped classroom and whole brain teaching, there is an emphasis on getting students more actively involved in learning in the classroom. And whether or not you choose to fully embrace either of these methods, we can all agree that we want students participating as much as possible."

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excelentes aportaciones
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Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching – The Museum of Mathematics

Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching – The Museum of Mathematics | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
“ The Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery”
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CCSS Planning Resources for Mathematics


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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 6, 11:13 AM

Nice collection of resources from a variety of sources and states. 

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30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Links … PBL Series… Best Classroom ...

30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Links … PBL Series… Best Classroom ... | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
The teacher could hear students compare and contrast strengths and weakness of the various competitors, while others children used mathematics to perform some comparative scoring. There was a massive ...
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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 17, 10:46 PM

Lots of engaging ways to incorporate March Madness into yur classroom. Not just for math!

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Crackers and Goo - A Fun Math Practice App

Crackers and Goo - A Fun Math Practice App | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
Crackers and Goo is a free iPad app that provides fun addition and multiplication practice games. The games resemble of a combination of elements from Frogger and Tetris. Each game uses the same fo...
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Math: 65 Common Core-aligned math videos | Teaching Channel

Math: 65 Common Core-aligned math videos | Teaching Channel | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, October 15, 6:06 PM

The Teaching Channel offers 935 brief (most less than 10 min) selections, organized and cross-indexed by Subject, Grade, and Topic. Great for individual use, group discussions, or professional development activities.


Each video is accompanied by questions for consideration and direct connections to CCSS, along with additional details. Many have accompanying transcripts.


Registration is free and allows teachers to take, share, and save notes as they view videos as well as enjoy other benefits.



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Math by Design

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A lovely set of online maths problem solving activities. There are lots of levels to choose from and the tasks build in complexity. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths
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Looking For Real-World Math Problems? Try Google Earth! - MInd/Shift

Looking For Real-World Math Problems? Try Google Earth! - MInd/Shift | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
ne of the most common questions math teachers hear from their students is, “why does this matter?” They are constantly trying to convince students that math is useful and could help them in their everyday lives. But it can be a tough sell. Word problems alone often feel contrived and students see right through them.

Thomas Petra has taught math at every level for more than 20 years and encountered dubious students at every grade level. That’s why he developed Real World Math, a free website with lessons based on Google Earth aimed at grades 5 – 10. “I was trying to show them actual applications of the math ideas that they see in the textbook,” Petra said.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, September 28, 11:21 AM

Tried and true ideas for imbedding research across the curriculum via real-life situations requiring multiple findings and calculations to uncover solutions.  Very engaging!

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Back to School Messages

Back to School Messages | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
Here is a document from Jo with her 7 favorite messages to set positive classroom norms for the start of the school year.  The last page is a summary that you can post in your classroom.  Positive ...
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Tom Perran's curator insight, August 19, 6:13 PM

Back-to-school messages from Jo Boaler on setting a positive tone in the mathematics classroom this year. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 19, 8:22 PM

The messages allow the beginnings of conversations which can lead to classroom norms continuously being negotiated.

 

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XP Math - FREE Math Games - Common Core Math

XP Math - FREE Math Games - Common Core Math | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it

XP Math features fun and educational math games for Grades 2-9. 

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Tom Perran's curator insight, July 19, 10:05 PM

Great way to differentiate instruction by process and content

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In Teaching Algebra, the Not-So-Secret Way to Students’ Hearts

In Teaching Algebra, the Not-So-Secret Way to Students’ Hearts | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
Education researchers are beginning to validate what many teachers have long known: connecting learning to student interests helps the information stick. Here's an example of how one algebra teacher made it work in her class.
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Tom Perran's curator insight, July 5, 7:40 AM

Things we always knew but didn't always do. No tech required!

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Study: Music, Manipulatives Are Fun, But Basics Best for Struggling Math Students - Education Week News (blog)

Study: Music, Manipulatives Are Fun, But Basics Best for Struggling Math Students - Education Week News (blog) | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
Study: Music, Manipulatives Are Fun, But Basics Best for Struggling Math Students Education Week News (blog) First grade teachers facing a class full of students struggling with math were more likely to turn to music, movement, and manipulative...
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This article includes a link to the original peer-reviewed article from Penn State and UC-Irvine

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Teaching for Robust Understanding in Mathematics - much to learn here - #amazing


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This is an excellent way to reflect on your practices and ways that you might improve them. Love the concept of "productive struggle"
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Audrey Menard's curator insight, June 29, 1:53 PM

Good tool for math teacher

Edgar Mata's curator insight, July 1, 12:38 AM

Classroom activities are unfocused or skills-oriented, lacking opportunities for engagement in key practices such as reasoning

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Easy As Pi! Monkeys Can Do Math - NBCNews.com

Easy As Pi! Monkeys Can Do Math - NBCNews.com | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
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Easy As Pi! Monkeys Can Do Math
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Monkeys can use symbols to add — a finding that sheds light on the evolutionary origins of math, researchers say.
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Free App Offers Math Tutorials for Students


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Another option to support your students in the math classroom
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Helena Capela's curator insight, April 10, 12:08 PM

Só no iTunes, é pena.

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Kleinspiration

Kleinspiration | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
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This program looks really good. Keeps track of students' progress and even recommends classmates that students can ask for help!

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How Our 1,000-Year-Old Math Curriculum Cheats America's Kids

How Our 1,000-Year-Old Math Curriculum Cheats America's Kids | 21st Century Concepts Math | Scoop.it
"Most of us never get to see the real mathematics because our current math curriculum is more than 1,000 years old. For example, the formula for solutions of quadratic equations was in al-Khwarizmi's book published in 830, and Euclid laid the foundations of Euclidean geometry around 300 BC. If the same time warp were true in physics or biology, we wouldn't know about the solar system, the atom and DNA. This creates an extraordinary educational gap for our kids, schools and society. If we are to give students the right tools to navigate an increasingly math-driven world, we must teach them early on that mathematics is not just about numbers and how to solve equations but about concepts and ideas." | by Edward Frenkel
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I like the idea of showing students how the abstract relates to the concrete. Very helpful!
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