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MathleticsUSA (mathletics_usa) on Twitter

MathleticsUSA (mathletics_usa) on Twitter | Learners taking charge of their learning (Standard 3) & Integration of Math Within Other Subjects | Scoop.it
The latest from MathleticsUSA (@mathletics_usa). Mathletics is America's No.1 Math website! It is the essential Common Core State Standards-aligned curriculum resource for students at school and home.
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"How can we foster #kids natural #curiosity when learning #mathematics through exploration, questioning and reasoning?"


This is a great twitter to follow. I've gained a lot of insight from the tweets as well as the followers. One of my favorite tweets was the question of if the balance between work and play is effective for teaching. This let me think of my own third grades and I'd say YES. The balance of work and play is 100% necessary when it comes to the capacity of the students minds. The students need time to relax their mind. They need to use their brains in other ways other than just constant work in order to gain more insight into reality. 

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36 Math Apps For Elementary School Students From edshelf -

36 Math Apps For Elementary School Students From edshelf - | Learners taking charge of their learning (Standard 3) & Integration of Math Within Other Subjects | Scoop.it
by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education As more classrooms adopt mobile devices such as iPads, teachers and technology integrators are faced with the question: “What apps do I install?

Via Jennifer Callaway
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I'm so glad I came across this article. What a great find! Technology should be integrated into schooling on a daily basis. Unfortunately my school does not have the money to have iPads but I hope to some day get a jist of what these apps have to offer and maybe implement them in my own way into the classroom. 

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Jennifer Callaway's curator insight, December 13, 2013 3:26 PM

this is great for incorporating technology in the classroom and giving students the chance to control what they’re learning and engaging in. I think that this would be great for a center. If I was in a school that had a smart board I could even use one of the apps during whole group instruction as a fun way to introduce or practice a new concept.

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Ways to Integrate Art and Math in an Elementary Classroom

Ways to Integrate Art and Math in an Elementary Classroom | Learners taking charge of their learning (Standard 3) & Integration of Math Within Other Subjects | Scoop.it
it is becoming increasingly more common for art teachers to integrate other subject areas into their art lessons.
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Integration of Math:

I know that a lot of stress for teachers comes when there isn't enough time to get lessons accomplished. One subject block that I don't think should ever be removed from the day due to time constraints is art - which is so often the first thing to go. Specials such as art allow the students minds to wander in a creative manner. In order to accomplish more within this art block, we can have students work with concepts of math. Introducing it as an art project rather than math will further ease the students into the project. Teachers can then prompt the students with different questions/leads that will have them connect their artwork to math (ex. cutting snowflakes vs. symmetry).

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Closing the Gap - Students use data to take charge of their own learning

Administrators discuss how using data is helping students take charge of their own learning and substantially enhance engagement and learning outcomes
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Learners Taking charge of their own learning (standard 3):

I found this video to be very intresting. Education systems provide teachers with a way of assessing students but we don't always understand how to use such data in order to benefit students. One comment made in the video which I found to be most important is having the students understand the data of their achievement. Not only should teachers work towards a goal for students but the students themselves should understand what goals are achievable. Having a sense of what goals students can reach will make them more competitive and will allow them to make their own choices to help them grow. 

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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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"Why can't we package education in a way in which is delicious to the minds of students". This quote is so inspirational that I myself have begun to think of some type of project that I can implement for my students in where they can talk about soemthing they enjoy using mathematics. Children's attitudes towards math will begin to change as soon as they begin to feel a connection towards what they are learning. Yes it is important to learn the basics and fundamentals of math but we can always apply them towards other scenarios, which are more appearling. This integration of basketball and math can be used within schools in P.E. It can also be used as an example to model off of for an independent project where students research the probabilities of something they are interested in. 

 

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How Students Can Take Charge of Their Education

How Students Can Take Charge of Their Education | Learners taking charge of their learning (Standard 3) & Integration of Math Within Other Subjects | Scoop.it
A guest post by the 19-year-old entrepreneur Dale J. Stephens, founder of UnCollege.org, on how anyone can “hack” his or her education.
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Learners taking charge of their learning (standard 3):

"I created my education by taking these traditional “extracurricular activities” and turning them into a cohesive academic program". If we could do this within the school system, I truly believe we will begin to see a lot more success stories across all different levels of ethnicity, learning style, ability, etc. The three questions that stood out to me within this article were "Who am I", "What do I love" and "Where am I going". These three questions need be addressed in relation to each and every student on a daily basis within the education system. Education shouldn't just be about learning, it should be learning for the future and learning for oneself.

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"I created my education by taking these traditional “extracurricular activities” and turning them into a cohesive academic program". If we could do this within the school system, I truly believe we will begin to see a lot more success stories across all different levels of ethnicity, learning style, ability, etc. The three questions that stood out to me within this article were "Who am I", "What do I love" and "Where am I going". These three questions need be addressed in relation to each and every student on a daily basis within the education system. Education shouldn't just be about learning, it should be learning for the future and learning for oneself.
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The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head

Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. Find out what it is and why everyone's talking about it.
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Learners taking charge of their learning (standard 3):

I think the idea of a flipped classroom can relate to how I've used open ended problems within my classroom. I've noticed within my classroom that kids are much more motivated by an activity where they can work through it with a partner rather than listening to the teacher lecture. Yes - schools such as the one I am workign in now have not reached the capacity to be able to have children begin to learn at home through videos/exploration (at such a young age) but through open ended problems, I am able to take the flipped classroom concepts of "instant feedback", "revisiting/clarifying concepts", and "supporting students" effectvily during class time. 

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Teaching Ideas

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math about me page

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This is so adorable! I would love to see students in first grade engaging in this activity. I think this set up could be spruced up and made more challenging for students in 3rd grade if I were to add multiplication and division to it. This is a great way for students to realize that their personal lives matter and they may find a greater interest in doing math equations that incorporate themselves. 

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Jamie Kanrich's curator insight, December 15, 2013 5:06 PM

Making Mathematics Accssible & Meaningful:

 

I think this is such an age-appropriate and engaging activity for first graders. This worksheet is a great way to show students how math is integrated in their daily lives. From their favorite number, date of birth, to how many teeth they have lost, each child can participate. It helps them practice their counting skills while incorporating their own personal experiences. It puts mathematical concepts in a relevant context which is important for such young learners. I can definitely see my students enjoying this activity.

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art integration - math

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arts and math common vocabulary
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This vocabulary comparison could be eye opening for students. Having them draw a masterpiece of their own, just as we have within our methods class, will allow the students to understand how to connect their art to math. They will not only be able to better describe and talk about their masterpiece but they will also be able to connect them to the ideas and concepts of mathematics. A fun assessment for the students may be to read off some of these key terms and have the students draw them in order to evaluate their understanding rather than a multiple choice assessemnt. 

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10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning…

10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning… | Learners taking charge of their learning (Standard 3) & Integration of Math Within Other Subjects | Scoop.it
1. Don't make all the decisions Allow choice. Encourage students to make decisions about how they learn best. Create opportunities for them to pursue their own interests and practise skills in a va...
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Learners taking charge of their learning (standard 3)-

These 10 simple statements could truly make all the difference. I plan on writing these down for myself and keeping them in front of my teaching planner in order to remind myself of what I want to accomplish with my students. One of the statements I enjoy the most is asking students for feedback. We are so quick to judge students and provide them with red ink comments that sometimes we overlook the feedback the students actually need. If we have the students provide us (the teachers) with feedback, we can begin to understand the mindset of our students. Seeing what stumps our students and what makes their minds wander will better help us set up plans in which they can take ownership over successfully. 

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Popular Math Literature Books

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Books shelved as math-literature: Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money by Amy Axelrod, Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure b...
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Integration of math:

After having seen the cookie sharing problem in our methods class, I find that literacy in math can help spark a math interest in students.  It can also help those students who feel discouraged by math when they see numbers since they are now being exposed to words and visuals. Providing students with a story line context will help most if not all students visualize the breakdown of certain mathematical patterns. 

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Math Connections @ Math Goodies

Math Connections to other disciplines and to the real world. Teaching ideas and resources from Math Goodies.
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Students need to learn that math is embedded in almost everything we do. Whether it's architecture, accounting, baking, etc. math is seen on a daily basis. Intertwining subjects within school is of the upmost importance. Students see math as daunting and dull when it is strictly textbook related but when it is integrated within other subjects it seems less "mathy" and more appealing. 

 

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Project/Problem based learning in elementary school.

Project/Problem based learning at work in elementary school. Imagine what students can accomplish in high school and beyond when they have been learning in a...
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Learners Taking charge of their own learning (standard 3):

I find this video to embody a lot of the concepts we have discussed within our methods classroom. It is so comforting to me to see this classrooms video in comparison to my classroom videos, and being able to confirm that I am making a difference for my students. Through my math lessons, I act as a faciliatator to the students. This calls for immediate interaction between students where all types of opinions and thought processes are welcomed, especially within open ended problems. Students begin brainstorming and building off one another where metacognition begins to take place for all students of all levels. Instead of having me encourage the students to participate, the cooperative pairs of students are able to encourage one another, providing them with a comfortable learnign enviornment. 

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