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Questions Lead The Way

Questions Lead The Way | K-8 Math Ideas and practice | Scoop.it
Barbara's insight:

The example focuses on Math but the principle applies across the board. 

 

Mined from twitter @MarzanoResearch @Inspire_Futures 

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Barbara's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:33 AM

This link came from twitter (@MarzanoResearch @Inspire_Futures ) and Marzano Research uses it as an example of why it is so important to ask open ended questions.

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Apps to Help Students with Dyscalculia & Math Difficulties - NCLD

Apps to Help Students with Dyscalculia & Math Difficulties - NCLD | K-8 Math Ideas and practice | Scoop.it
Mobile technologies offer hope to students who have a learning disability like dyscalculia or dyslexia. These Apple apps are especially helpful with math.

 


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 3, 2013 1:05 PM

Darla and Kaila Hatton tested out these apps to help students with dyscalulia & math challenges. Here is what they had to say about them:

Ever-evolving mobile technologies offer hope to students who have a learning disability like dyscalculia or dyslexia. My daughter (who has dyslexia) and I researched and/or tested all of the apps below, and we think they’re especially helpful to the student with LD in dealing with math – whether it’s for schoolwork or some other kind of everyday challenge (like figuring out how much something really costs)."

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Math Apprentice - Real World Math

Math Apprentice - Real World Math | K-8 Math Ideas and practice | Scoop.it
Be a math apprentice and learn about some of the math concepts every day people do at work each day.

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Barbara's insight:

This is a great source for ideas on real world problem solving. Grant Wiggins wrote a post last year on students ability to transfer learning and apply it to problem solving.

Specifically he says:

"Students are typically required to make four different cognitive moves to transfer learning successfully: 1) independently realize what the question is asking and think about which answers/approaches make sense here; 2) infer the most relevant prior learning from plausible alternatives; 3) try out an approach, making adjustments as needed given the context or wording; and 4) adapt their answer, perhaps, in the face of a somewhat novel or odd setting " http://grantwiggins.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/a-clarification-of-the-goal-of-transfer-and-how-it-relates-to-testing/


I think this site gives us a way in....Creating an approach to applying math learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 13, 2013 6:57 PM

Do you want to motivate kids in math? Math Apprentice engages learners in how math is actually used in 8 different careers.

 

Here is some insight from the designer of this program that is sure to make at hit with your learners:

 

"Designed for students in grades 4+, Math Apprentice invites students to play the role of an intern at one of eight businesses that use math. Students are given an overview of the math by an animated, virtual employee. They may then choose to freely explore math concepts or solve a specific problem."

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 8, 2013 10:46 PM

"Designed for students in grades 4+, Math Apprentice invites students to play the role of an intern at one of eight businesses that use math. Students are given an overview of the math by an animated, virtual employee. They may then choose to freely explore math concepts or solve a specific problem."