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Education game invokes Civilization and others to teach math

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The educational technology company uses game concepts to engage students while learning and targeting their weak areas in math.

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This game understands students on a personal level. It adapts to their needs and teaches math at their speed. Its a great teaching tool and targets a "trouble area" for each student so they can work on their own pace. I could definitely see myself using this in the classroom.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 10, 2013 10:25 PM

Students often struggle with algebra. KnowRe is providing a free Algebra 1 game (in beta) that helps students review and learn math. This post provides an overview of KnowRe and states it is a "teaching tool that adapts to students on a personal level. It learns how well each person is understanding the concepts and adapts the curriculum based on that information."

You will also find a short video that shows how to use KnowRe and explains the components of the program.

To go directly to the KnowRe website, which bills itself as "Personalized math learning designed to help students succeed" go to https://www.knowre.com/. ;

Zhendan (Max) Wang's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:05 PM

That's brilliant. if education could be implanted into games. everybody would be so happy to learn. 

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Improving Participation with Talk Moves

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Learn one way teachers are improving student participation in the classroom. Talk Moves is a method that encourages participation and collaboration by students.

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I think that is great. I know that a lot of students have trouble paying attention to what their classmates are saying. My students often need repeated directions because they aren't paying attention. I can definitely relate to the teacher saying that her students would "check out" if another student was called on. I think that repeating and add ons are great talk moves and I try to use them in my classroom. I like the use of the silent signal and making up their own talk move. I would love to do this in my own classroom! These talk moves would really help promote our mathematical community. The Teaching Channel is a great resource.

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Alysia's curator insight, December 15, 2013 7:51 PM

This teacher mentions in the beginning of the video that in her experience, students would check out as soon as another student was called on. By having students repeat back what their classmate as said, it gives them reason to be attentive while others are sharing. I have also observed that if my students do not get called on the answer the question, they tend to tune out, which is why I think having students repeat back keep them involved. I also really like the use of her "silent signal" that she has students do when they feel they are thinking the same way as other students. I think my class would love that! 

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Twitter / NWElementary: Our 2nd graders are thinking ...

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Our 2nd graders are thinking mathematically to solve subtraction problems that would normally require "borrowing." http://t.co/hNK0h9D1yL
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I scoopped this on both of my boards because I also think that this shows promoting a mathematical community. As teachers we should promote our students' thinking and give them the opportunity to show us how they would solve the problem. Every student is different and we need to provide a community where they feel comfortable. 

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Alexis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:38 PM

Once again, this shows an alternative strategy than simply just "borrowing" in a subtraction with regrouping problem. I love that students are able to think outside of the box and I think that our job as teachers is to tell them that there is no right way to solve the problem. There are many different ways. As a teacher, I will be sure to introduce different strategies.

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Twitter / groganbee: Use @LEGO_Group to teach ...

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This is a great,creative way to teach fractions. This is a fantastic visual aid for students especially when they begin to add and subtract fractions. I believe that it would give students a better understanding of fractions overall including how to make one whole. This would be a great set of manipulatives to have in my classroom and to make math accessible to my students. 

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Alysia's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:04 AM

Love the idea of using legos to teach fractions. I think students would be excited to see examples of fractions in something that they play with. 

Jenny Choi's curator insight, December 15, 2013 6:50 PM

This is an example of a fun, unique way of teachnig fractions. Normally, fractions is visually taught with "pie charts" and other shapes. Taking this different approach is beneficial because it gets students to see fractions through a whole new, yet consistent, way. It will also engage them because legos are more hands-on and interesting than pie charts! It is also useful because the shapes are consistent, whereas if students were to hand-draw fractions using pie charts, they may not be. 

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Education game invokes Civilization and others to teach math

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The educational technology company uses game concepts to engage students while learning and targeting their weak areas in math.

Via Beth Dichter
Alexis's insight:

This game understands students on a personal level. It adapts to their needs and teaches math at their speed. Its a great teaching tool and targets a "trouble area" for each student so they can work on their own pace. I could definitely see myself using this in the classroom.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 10, 2013 10:25 PM

Students often struggle with algebra. KnowRe is providing a free Algebra 1 game (in beta) that helps students review and learn math. This post provides an overview of KnowRe and states it is a "teaching tool that adapts to students on a personal level. It learns how well each person is understanding the concepts and adapts the curriculum based on that information."

You will also find a short video that shows how to use KnowRe and explains the components of the program.

To go directly to the KnowRe website, which bills itself as "Personalized math learning designed to help students succeed" go to https://www.knowre.com/. ;

Zhendan (Max) Wang's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:05 PM

That's brilliant. if education could be implanted into games. everybody would be so happy to learn. 

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Twitter / AflynnUMD14: Having a really interesting ...

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One day in my methods math class, we discussed the importance/value of math homework. This conversation really stuck with me because I think that students have way too much homework. I think that in order for homework to be important, it needs to be meaningul. Why give students homework that is not meaningful and valuable to them? It makes no sense. This also goes with promoting a mathematical community. In giving meaninful homework or no homework, we are making a better math community for students.

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Understanding Common Core - WBIR-TV

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7th graders at Gresham Middle School learn different ways to solve problems from math teacher Mr. Bryan Paschal. (Photo: WBIR) ...
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I think that it is important to understand common core and to understand that every child is different. Not every child is going to learn the same way or understand something immediately. Their thinking processes are different, their ways of learning are different, etc. It is our job to teach to each child and make sure they understand the content in math and all subjects. This is very useful for all teachers to know, understand, and apply in their classrooms. I think that this goes under promoting a mathematical community because in order to do so, we need to understand common core.

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Math & Movement

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I love this. Students lose interest so quickly and get bored. This is a great way to get them moving and keep them interested. It wakes them up and keeps them active. They are practicing math while being math which I think is great. I don't think that students get enough exercise/movement and this is a great way to ensure that they get it ouside of P.E. and recess. This is especially great for kinesetic students.

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Math about Me

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Students fill in the rays sharing math-related facts about themselves. For more information and samples, see this post -

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I actually used this in the beginning of the year. My students were engaged and it was related to them. It shows how math is related to them and is in everyday life. They really had to think though about the numbers and the math. I think that this activity is a great "ice breaker" for the beginning of the year and gets students thinking. Promoting a Math Community

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Alysia's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:25 PM

I love this "Math About Me" worksheet. I think it would be fun, even for older students. It's just a fun way to see how we can use numbers and math to describe ourselves and the world around us. I also really like that the different sections reinforce different skills including counting and measurement. I will definitely use this in my classroom. 

Jenee' Greenwood's curator insight, December 15, 2013 11:21 PM

I would love to have my students complete an activity like this. They would be able to see how math relates to their personal lives. Numbers dont only exist in math problems, but at home (your address) or even your weight. Math surrounds us and is involved with just about everything we do. This activity would allow the students to recognize the relevance of math in their daily lives.

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Interactive Math Games

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Interactive math games for elementary and middle school students. This page includes interesting games such as soccer math, basketball math, football math, baseball math, math racing games, jeopardy games, and millionaire games.
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I love that these games are interactive and also involve the students; interests. It offers basketball, baseball, football, racing, etc. This really involves the students and makes it appealingand accessible to them. I would definitely use online math games in my class especially for centers. However, I would not solely use online math games. I would also create hands-on, "board" math games.

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Educational Game Uses Architectural Design to Teach Math Skills - Science Daily (press release)

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Educational Game Uses Architectural Design to Teach Math Skills
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Although this is too advanced for elementary students, it shows how using a real life problem can be connected to math. It can even be modified for elementary aged students. This is a  great hands-on activity that will keep students engaged while learning. They may not even realize that they are learning. This will help students realize that math is used everywhere. 

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Making math meaningful is key to reaching students « Beyond the Bricks « UW Tacoma

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Making math meaninful to all students is a necessary skill to have in the classroom. Teachers need to meet the diversity demands as well to make math meaningful. If students can connect to math, they will be more interested and motivated to participate and to learn. The nation is becoming more and more diverse and therefore we need good math teachers who can support student's diversity and excel at it. We should always be aware of our students' culture.

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MissKristen's curator insight, October 21, 2013 1:00 AM

For students to be able to develop meaning-making about something, they need to be able to make connections first. Something would only make sense to them if they are able to relate it to their background knowledge and experiences. As classrooms become more diverse now, teachers truly need to meet and reach out to the needs of their diverse students first in order to make the subject matter more accessible and meaningful to the students.