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

"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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# 21st Century Concepts Math

Apps and Resources for the Math Classroom
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## Geometric squares | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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#mathchat Superb problem solving shapes activity in quadrigon grids :-)

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## Simple algebra, balancing equations

Hi, This video is about balancing equations, I hope it helped you understand a little bit more.
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Simple and effective way to understand balancing equations.

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## Real-life Algebra Lesson Plan - Looking at Patterns in Paving Stones - Australian Curriculum Lessons

“Summary of Lesson Plan: In this lesson plan, students apply algebraic patterning concepts to describe, continue and repeat number patterns. They apply these”
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Well-designed lesson plan that will get students thinking!
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## Why Math?

Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.
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Important questions to consider as we strive to make math relevant for our students.

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## 4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.
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Good suggestions for beginning or deepening students writing in math class!

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## Open Middle - Challenging math problems worth solving

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Lots of challenging problems for all grade levels!

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## 12 Useful Math Hacks That They Didn't Teach You In School - Diply

After finding these math hacks, I'm convinced that all those years of being forced to struggle through math class really was just a torture ploy created by evil math teachers everywhere. Check out these amazing math tips and you'll agree! Watch out though, you may just unleash the inner math whiz you never knew was in you...

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Worth it for the Celsius conversion trick alone!

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## Maths everywhere - for iBooks - The Open University | Mathematics | #Mathematics #collection

“Collections | Top Collections - Everything you need to teach everything. And it's all free.: Maths everywhere - for iBooks - The Open University | Mathematics | #Mathematics #collection”
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## Math: 65 Common Core-aligned math videos | Teaching Channel

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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

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

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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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

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

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

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Great way to differentiate instruction by process and content

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## 13 Cool, Beautiful and Inspirational Math Quotes - MathInsider

Math needs better PR. When it comes to coolness math really should be up there with the new iPad, the latest X-Factor winner and whichever color is fashionable this season. Often people actually think that it’s cool to not be able to do math! As part of Maths Insider’s mission to make math cool I’ve pulled the best math quotes from the Twitter stream @Math_Quotes, and used my limited artistic skills to add them to some nice backgrounds (Powerpoint templates in fact!). Enjoy and do share them with your friends and family! Math needs all the PR it can get!

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## Let’s Make An Online Assessment Tool That Rocks!

“Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy!”
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This online assessment platform will allow students and parents to login and clearly understand where they are having success and areas where they are not there yet.
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Looks like fun activities for all ages!
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## ‘One size fits all’ no more in district math classes

Delaware City School District officials are discussing new ways to help math students reach their potential.
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Makes sense to teach students on their "math level" just as we teach them on their "reading level"

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## LIMITED PRINT - Pi Day 2015!

The Pi day of the century is coming up! March 14th, 2015 at 9:26:53 Once-In-A-Century Thrill For Math Geeks! Get Yours NOW before its too late. Once they are gone they wont be available for another 100 years.
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## NASCAR announces effort to promote math, science

“WASHINGTON (AP) — It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph.”
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I can think of several students who would benefit from this! Lots of math and physics involved in NASCAR!
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## Illuminations

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Offers math-based activities that foster mathematical thinking and connections.

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

“ 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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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?

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A possible tool to use in Hybrid classes.

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## Awesome Algebra Apps and Websites

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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Lots of resources at this site!
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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

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 ...

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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