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Formula written for math success

Formula written for math success | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

"Mastery of fractions and early division is a predictor of students' later success with algebra and other higher-level mathematics, based on a study done by a team of researchers led by a Carnegie Mellon University professor."

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Math Performance Linked to Child's Weight, Study Finds

Math Performance Linked to Child's Weight, Study Finds | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Education Week news producer Bryan Toporek brings you K-12 sports coverage that reaches far beyond box scores.

"Researchers discovered that both boys and girls who were persistently obese throughout their K-5 years performed significantly worse on math tests than their peers of healthy weight in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades"

"The findings illustrate the complexity of relations among children's weight status, social and emotional well-being, academics, and time"

Veryyy interesting

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Today’s math vocabulary exposes generational divide

Today’s math vocabulary exposes generational divide | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
As the nation strives to increase the rigor of math instruction, educators are cleaning up their math vocabulary.

I like the shift in math vocab! Particularly:
"“If I have eight cupcakes, can I give you nine?” he asked his class.
“No!” the students said.
“But I can go next door to Mrs. Miller’s house, right?” he asked. “Because she always has extra snacks when I need to borrow some.”"

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Harvard Education Letter

Harvard Education Letter | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

"Instead of viewing algebra as insurmountable, students learn that applying effort and wrestling with problems can grow brain connections and make them smarter and better at math."

Interesting article about introduing algebraic concepts at earlier ages.

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Students, Teachers Get First Look at New Math Garden

Students, Teachers Get First Look at New Math Garden | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Dacusville Middle and Clemson’s landscape architecture department have partnered to create a unique learning landscape at the middle school.

Love project-based learning!

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Tools for the Common Core Standards

News about tools that are being developed to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards...

Good resource for Common Core

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Doing What Works - Topic

Doing What Works - Topic | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Good resource!

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Bedtime Math | A new math problem every night.

Bedtime Math | A new math problem every night. | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Cute idea.  Can recommend to parents!

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The Dreaded F Word: Fractions

The Dreaded F Word: Fractions | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
David Ginsburg is a consultant specializing in instructional coaching, school leadership, math instruction, and new teacher training.

"teachers need to develop students' understanding of fractions using manipulatives--actual and/or virtual"  So true!!

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Study: Early Spatial Learning Promotes Math Competency

Study: Early Spatial Learning Promotes Math Competency | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Education Week staff writer Lesli A. Maxwell and contributing writer Julie Rasicot are reporters and bloggers with a long track record of covering education.

"Early, robust exposure to spatial learning—playing with puzzles, putting shapes together to make recognizable objects—not only can help kids better understand math, but can also help with other tasks such as reading maps and understanding diagrams about how to assemble things."

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Tracking Behavior with a Number Line

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Tracking classroom behavior can be a mutually beneficial tool for students and teachers. Using a number line, students can see their behavior progress and learn Math concepts on a daily basis.

Cool idea!

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Math Teaching Often Doesn't Fit With New Standards

Math Teaching Often Doesn't Fit With New Standards | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Many teachers are broaching math topics at grades higher or lower than what the standards prescribe—and across more years than called for.

"By and large, opposition to the common core is not coming from teachers. They just want support to teach it."

It will be interesting to see what the state of common core is by the time I arrive in the clasroom.

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Pupils want more real-life maths

Pupils want more real-life maths | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Maths lessons are seen as difficult, irrelevant and boring by about a third of teenagers, a survey suggests.

"Introducing how mathematics is applied in the workplace is indeed a useful tool for teaching and learning mathematics."

Hmmm, maybe they should incorporate some 21st century themes!

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Illustrative Mathematics

Illustrative Mathematics | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Guidance for Common Core Math

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Big Shifts Ahead for Math Instruction

Big Shifts Ahead for Math Instruction | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
The standards will change the grade levels at which some content is introduced, push aside other topics, and ask students to show their understanding.

Getting ready!

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Caine's Arcade

A 9 year old boy - who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's used auto part store - is about to have the best day of his life.

Cutest. Thing. In. The. World.

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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
A digital library containing Java applets and activities for K-12 mathematics...

Great math resource!

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