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12 Children’s Books About Math — Discover Explore Learn

12 Children’s Books About Math — Discover Explore Learn | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
Encourage a love of math by reading these fun and engaging books with your child.
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25 Lego Learning Activities — Discover Explore Learn

25 Lego Learning Activities — Discover Explore Learn | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
25 ideas for using Lego bricks for fun and learning with kids.
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Goodwill Industries so much more than a retail outlet - Chatham This Week

Goodwill Industries so much more than a retail outlet - Chatham This Week | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
Chatham This Week Goodwill Industries so much more than a retail outlet Chatham This Week Barriers include lack of English skills among immigrants, as well as math, literacy, lack of computer skills, and psychological or physical barriers for...
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Getting right answer shows 'deep understanding' — Joanne Jacobs

Getting right answer shows 'deep understanding' — Joanne Jacobs | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
IMO, she got the right answer, and stated how far the snail crawled. Sound like the director of the show-me institute could use some basic math instruction, but he probably wouldn't understand it using his outline.
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This is an interesting read regarding a prescribed process for demonstrating the thought process for solving problems as it shows a student's ability to solve problems, but the student didn't receive full points because she didn't follow the process. This article serves as food for thought regarding prescribed processes verses correct answers.
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Girls May Be The Ones To Suffer Most Under Common Core Math ...

Girls May Be The Ones To Suffer Most Under Common Core Math ... | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) However we have a nation of children and young adults who've grown up without the foundation in mathematics that would have allowed them to explore these careers.
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While much of our focus is on helping our students to be successful in the day of Common Core, this post offers us the opportunity to take a few minutes and consider the potential detriments of teaching the Common Core way. Why read this article? To deeply investigate post Common Core and pre-Common Core is research, and researching leads one to a deeper understanding. It helps us to consider the depth and complexity of any given concept.
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Essential math skills must be taught early - Chicago Sun-Times

Essential math skills must be taught early - Chicago Sun-Times | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
We hear a lot about test scores, how U.S. students have fallen far behind other countries when it comes to math and science. This is no longer surprising because it has been in the news for quite a while.
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Minecraft used to sharpen math skills - Forsyth County News Online

Minecraft used to sharpen math skills - Forsyth County News Online | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
Minecraft used to sharpen math skills Forsyth County News Online But when she found out she was randomly selected for math literacy, Grace Noble said “both me and my dad were really excited.” “I thought it was going to be really fun,” she said.
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Developing math fact fluency

Developing math fact fluency | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it

Math fact fluency is the ability to accurately and quickly recall basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts (Burns, 2005; McCallum, Skinner, & Turner, 2006; Poncy, Skinner, & Jaspers, 2006). Math fluency is often calculated by determining a student’s digits correct per minute for a specific set of facts (e.g., addition, division). Students who possess fluency can recall facts with automaticity, which means they typically think no longer than two seconds before responding with the correct answer. Burns (2005) explains that automaticity is evident when a student solves a problem faster through recall than performing a mental algorithm. Students with math fact fluency have received instruction in the basic math facts and understand the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They possess strategies to determine the answers to math problems (e.g., counting strategies, number line) and willingly use them when necessary. However, the use of these strategies can slow a student and affect the accuracy of his work.


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Great article summarizing the research and strategies imcorporated into the design of ReflexMath: www.reflexmath.com 

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25 DIY Educational Activities for Kids - Babble

25 DIY Educational Activities for Kids - Babble | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
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Preschoolers inability to estimate quantity relates to later math difficulty

Preschoolers inability to estimate quantity relates to later math difficulty | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
such as toys, tiles and blocks—that students can touch and move around, called manipulatives, have been used to teach basic math skills since the 1980s. Use of manipulatives is based on the long-held belief that young ...
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10 Apps for Math Fluency

10 Apps for Math Fluency | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
There are so many ways to use mobile devices with students. You can create interactive textbooks for children to read, ask them to explain their thinking through screencasting or help them access inf (Apps for math literacy!
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What Does Math Literacy Mean? | Oxford Learning

What Does Math Literacy Mean? | Oxford Learning | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
The process of developing literacy skills is fairly well known. First we learn sounds, then letters, then how the letters and sounds make words…and along the w (What is #math literacy?
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Ratio and Proportional Reasoning: Food Labels | Mathematics | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

Ratio and Proportional Reasoning: Food Labels | Mathematics | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
Improve students' #math & #literacy skills, all while helping them make healthy food choices. #EdTech http://t.co/NsU9SCAA1D
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Using Minecraft to teach Math Literacy

Using Minecraft to teach Math Literacy | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
MT“@MrBrotherton: "Using #Minecraft to teach Math Literacy"- @MinecraftEdu http://t.co/t6jPJhcJgO …” #BYOTchat #mathchat @KChristensen987
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The Garden Classroom 52 Kids Gardening Activities

The Garden Classroom 52 Kids Gardening Activities | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
The Garden Classroom brings you 52 creative and playful activities, giving you a whole year’s worth of garden-based projects to enjoy with your children. | See more about kids gardening, art crafts and gardening.
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Teaching Math Through Basketball: Khalil Fuller at TEDxProvidence 2013

Khalil Fuller is the founder of NBA Math Hoops, an organization dedicated to improving math literacy among urban youth by creating innovative, fun, and effec...
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Guided Math – Math Literature Stations | Educational Aspirations

Guided Math – Math Literature Stations | Educational Aspirations | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
The event, Playdatedg58, encouraged attendees to learn, create, and collaborate with other teachers in the area. I was able to attend many different sessions, but missed one of the sessions called Math Literacy.
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Solving the math-phobia problem – for both parents and kids

Solving the math-phobia problem – for both parents and kids | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
We read to our kids and make literacy part of everyday life. Isn’t it time we did the same for math? (Math literacy begins at home!
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What High-Scoring Countries Do Right in Math, Reading, and Science

What High-Scoring Countries Do Right in Math, Reading, and Science | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
A new study analyzes key factors in schools, homes, and teacher practice that correlate with high achievement on the TIMSS and PIRLS exams of math, science and reading. "One key finding concerned the pivotal role of good reading skills. Not only do strong skills drive high achievement in literacy, but they facilitate high achievement in math and science, too, where students often must read complex material to solve problems."
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Study: US labor force has lost edge in skills - News Sentinel

Study: US labor force has lost edge in skills - News Sentinel | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
Study: US labor force has lost edge in skills News Sentinel But what the study found is that compared to other advanced nations, too many of our citizens lack the math, literacy and problem-solving skills to better their employment prospects —...
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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it
10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math
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Smart List: 30 recommended resources for Literacy, Language and Math

Smart List: 30 recommended resources for Literacy, Language and Math | Adult Basic Skills and Math | Scoop.it

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