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Getting Started with Showbie - App for Students and Teachers

Learn how to set up classes and assignments with Showbie, add shared files, add student work, review and comment on student work, and add voice notes. For ad...

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Would love to know if there is a way to alphabetize the kids, rather than have them listed by the order in which the opened the shared document.

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Thoughts on managing variability: Some of the things we've been doing

Thoughts on managing variability: Some of the things we've been doing | "Algebra in middle school" | Scoop.it

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Transforming assessments as we transform classroom learning

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William Emeny's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:17 AM

interestingLoo interesting post about using displays to improve learning

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Introduce basic algebra at seven, argues study - BBC News

Introduce basic algebra at seven, argues study - BBC News | "Algebra in middle school" | Scoop.it
Introduce basic algebra at seven, argues study BBC News At 10, pupils should be expected to be able to solve linear equations, while 11-year-olds "should be able to calculate theoretical probabilities for outcomes with dice, number wheels and...
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#algebra can be very instinctual if introduced as a game once the number facts are memorized. 

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The Difference Between Linear and Exponential Thinking - Big Think

As humans we think linearly, but the world is changing exponentially.
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- Math and Project Based Learning: 22 Amazing Resources, Part 1

- Math and Project Based Learning: 22 Amazing Resources, Part 1 | "Algebra in middle school" | Scoop.it

Welcome this first of a  four part series intended to provide Math teachers with some outstanding PBL resources.  First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.  As always,  I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week – Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech) - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=6660#sthash.roSOUdkW.dpuf


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I can't wait to check out the resources and the series.

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iSolveIt - Engage Learners in Math

iSolveIt - Engage Learners in Math | "Algebra in middle school" | Scoop.it

"iSolveIt puzzles provide an engaging way for students to develop the logical thinking and reasoning skills that are essential in mathematics."


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Puzzles are one of my favorite way to quickly get to know a student

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"What is iSolveIt?

 

iSolveIt is a mobile digital learning environment that supports the development of logical thinking and reasoning skills, which are essential competencies of algebra and mathematics in general. The environment includes a collection of tablet-based puzzles that have been designed using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)."

 

iSolveIt is a mobile digital learning environment that supports the development of logical thinking and reasoning skills, essential competencies for algebra and mathematics in general.

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Researchers prove quantum algorithm works by solving linear equations on a quantum computer

Researchers prove quantum algorithm works by solving linear equations on a quantum computer | "Algebra in middle school" | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A research team composed of members from China, Singapore and Canada has built a simple quantum computer that has proven a quantum algorithm developed in 2009.
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My students see these graphs all their 8th grade year. Now an article to place these functions in real life use!

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Exponential growth in the usage of exponential growth - Washington Post

Exponential growth in the usage of exponential growth Washington Post The Post's writers may need a course on the meaning of mathematical terms, but they are not guilty of overusing the term “exponential growth.” Letter writer Paul Bennett [“Where...
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Ms. Palmer's curator insight, June 12, 2013 10:48 PM

Well, well - it pays to pay attention in math class!