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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Mathematics Glossaries for Kids

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Placing words into pictures will help students better visualize and understand what they are solving for.

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Some help with the words of mathematics.

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Using Math Manipulatives in the Classroom

Math manipulatives are a useful and beneficial tool for students to learn concrete concepts. This short video looks at how teachers can use math manipulative...

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so many ways to use manipulatives to problem solve.

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MissKristen's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:39 AM

Based on my observation and student teaching experience, I have seen how manipulatives are really helpful and effective for younger grade levels because manipulatives help the students interpret the abstract concept into something conrete or tangible. I also agree with what they mentioned in this video about manipulatives creating an opportunity for diverse students to collaborate more, and be more active or engaged. I agree to the video and have seen also how manipulatives help ELL students a lot in terms of comprehension of the problem to be solved.  

 

I remember my mentor mentioning about how the common core wants students to utilize different manipulatives during their learning experiences. In connection to that, I like how this video discussed about manipulatives and its connection to Piaget's principle of concrete level for younger years.

 

Watching this video, I was ble to reflect on the things we have been doing in class for Math using manipulatives. I really like how the students also use manipulatives to justify their answers on a math problem. I guess they just have to get used to utilizing the different manipulatives when engaging with problem solving.

 

This is definitely a very informational and helpful video! Makes me think more of how I can incorporate manipulatives in my students' learning experiences. 

julieaderhold68's curator insight, July 27, 2014 7:01 AM

hands on learning is a great strategy to solve problems...

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What does it mean to be smart in mathematics?

What does it mean to be smart in mathematics? | elementary math problem solving | Scoop.it
In the last two posts, I discussed the idea of status. First, I talked about why status matters, then I talked about how teachers can see it in the classroom.Sometimes, after I have explained how s...

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Everyone has something to offer in math and can meet success...

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Laurence Cuffe's curator insight, March 21, 2014 7:48 AM

A very insightful article about what are true mathematical competencies.

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Harcourt Math Glossary

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Animated and illustrated definitions of math terms for elementary school students.

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Math vocabulary is an important and crucial need for all students.  This site will be very valuable in my classroom due to the number of ELL students in our school as well with students that need visuals to enhance their understanding!

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Funbrain's games help students build on what they have learned in class and acquire new skills in reading, math, and problem solving. Most people have come across Funbrain at one time or another. 


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Games are always a great way to reinforce new and old skills on a daily basis.

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Why Is Problem Solving in Maths Essential?

Why Is Problem Solving in Maths Essential? | elementary math problem solving | Scoop.it

Inspirational teachers presents challenging tasks to support students to generate and investigate questions,gather relevant information and develop ideas. Problem solving has special value as a vehicle for learning new concepts and skills or the reinforcement of skills already acquired.  Approaching mathematics through problem solving can create a context which simulates real life and therefore justifies the mathematics rather than treating it as an end in itself. 

 

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM, 1980 and 1989) recommended that themathematics curriculum should be organized around problem solving, focusing on:

 (i)  developing skills and the ability to apply these skills to unfamiliar situations

 (ii)  gathering, organising, interpreting and communicating information

 (iii)  formulating key questions, analyzing and conceptualizing problems, defining problems and goals, discovering patterns and similarities, seeking out appropriate data, experimenting, transferring skills and strategies to new situations developing
curiosity, confidence and open-mindedness (NCTM, 1980, pp.2-3).

 

All types of mathematical problems serve a useful purpose in mathematics teaching. The higher the math class, the more types of problems students can engage with if a good foundation has been gained in earlier classes.

 

CLOSED Problems and Investigations

Problems with a definitive answer usually testing memorization and application of
familiar skills and contexts

 

OPEN Problems and Investigations

Problems which stimulate higher order mathematical thinking.

 

WORDED PROBLEMS

Worded problems are possibly the most feared type of problem solving situations in mathematics. They require students to apply logical reasoning and interpretation to show their knowledge of mathematical concepts.  Confidence is built in students through exposure, practice and a systemic problem solving process

 

SOLVING A PROBLEM – The Systematic Process

In solving any problems, it helps to have a working procedure.

 

Read Analytically - Process and understand

  o read and re-read the problem carefully
  o read and restate the problem
  o Underline clue words
  o What is the unknown?

  o What data/ facts are you given?

  o What is the condition?

 

Method – Think and decide how you might solve the problem

  o Look at the unknown!

  o Have you seen a problem like this before?

  o Do you know a related problem?

  o Define the strategies you think may solve the problem

 

Have a Go -- After deciding on a plan, you should try it and see what answer you come up with.

  o Can you see clearly that the step is correct?

  o But can you also prove that the step is correct?

 

Reflect -- Once you've tried it and found an answer, go back to the problem and see if you've really answered the question. Sometimes it's easy to overlook something. If you missed something check your plan and try the problem again.

  o Critically look over the solution

  o Did you answer the question?

  o Can you check the result?

  o Does it seem probable?

  o Can you follow the working out?

  o Have you used the right symbols, operations and units?

  o Can you derive the result differently?

  o Can you see it at a glance?

 

Top ten PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES

1. Make a table

2. Make an organised list

3. Look for a pattern

4. Guess and check

5. Draw a picture or graph

6. Work backwards

7. Solve a simpler problem

8. Make a model

9. Brainstorm

10. Write an equation/formula


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Welcome to Math Playground

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Features math games, word problems, worksheets, and puzzles for K to 6th grade students.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Mathematics Glossaries for Kids

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Five Mathematics Glossaries for Kids http://t.co/DWD76gjPcW

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Placing words into pictures will help students better visualize and understand what they are solving for.

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Laurence Cuffe's curator insight, June 22, 2014 7:05 AM

Some help with the words of mathematics.

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Math Problem Solving

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Math problem solving in elementary school requires teaching problem solving strategies. Problem solving exercises should require a variety of strategies for kids to use.


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This is what math is all about...encouraging students to solve problems in a way that they understand, not because it's the way is should be done, the "traditional way"!

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Elizabeth Wood's curator insight, July 18, 2015 9:21 AM

This article and accompanying YouTube video show Singapore math problem solving.

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BoomWriter Just Released WordWriter for Teaching Vocabulary

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vocabulary, in any subject area, is key to success...what a better way to encourage use of vocabulary...technology!

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Osmo review: Hands-on iPad games with real pieces give kids new ways to play - Macworld

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Osmo provides tangrams, word games, and physics puzzlers with real-world pieces for your child to touch and grasp.

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Ten Commandments for Teachers - Mathematics for Teaching

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This site is NOT about making mathematics easy because it isn't. It is about making it make ... Mathlets – dynamic math applets ... Know about the ways of learning: The best way to learn anything is to discover it by yourself.

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