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11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom | Interesting Education | Scoop.it

More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you're modeling a lesson, creating stations or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success.

Here are some free apps for iPads -- along with a few other tips -- that can transform your daily lessons and are definitely worth checking out!


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Judith Morais's curator insight, December 29, 2013 7:34 PM

Great tools to use for maths Teaching. there are more resources found by respondents that I look forward to exploring.

Chee Tse Min's curator insight, January 20, 2014 5:10 AM

In the 21st century where the technology revolves around our lives, we no longer need to stick to old fashioned teaching ways limited to papers and pens. This article shows us we can even use an iPad as our learning tool. Now, more and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:35 PM

I am looking for Apps for Math and this looks promising.

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This and That...: Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

This and That...: Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills | Interesting Education | Scoop.it
http://www.GreenITers.com To learn on eco-green innovations that can make a difference on this planet.
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Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

http://www.ted.com From rockets to stock markets, math powers many of humanity's most thrilling creations. So why do kids lose interest? Conrad Wolfram says ...
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Math Coach's Corner: iPad Apps for Model Drawing

Math Coach's Corner: iPad Apps for Model Drawing | Interesting Education | Scoop.it
Students can sharpen their model drawing skills with these Thinking Blocks apps for the iPad from Math Playgroung.
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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | Interesting Education | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.

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Terheck's curator insight, January 26, 2014 5:58 AM

Une sélection de 40 cartes qui permettent de mieux comprendre notre monde.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:30 PM

When looking at this map there area few things that stick out to me and not just the colors. Fistly what I founf interesting was that South America in relation to where we live is quite different. For example, The US economic status is High Class at $12195 or more for most of the East and West Coast and then it is dull in the middle. These facts compared to South America where they are mostly upper middle class at around $3946-12185 and a portion of them are the lower middle class which rings in at around $886-3945.

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 2:39 PM

 On map 33, it shows the religious borders map of the different religions that are occupying certain areas of the Middle East. The area of Baghdad and east is mostly Shiite Islam and west of Baghdad is Sunni Islam. What I found to be most interesting is that even though Jerusalem is surrounded by many different religions they still celebrate Judaism. They are religiously protected by its borders. There is some sign of Sunni Islam being practices within their borders but it is mostly dominated by Judaism. 

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Using Color to Support Mathematical Thinking

Using Color to Support Mathematical Thinking | Interesting Education | Scoop.it
Here's a great teaching tip for those teaching middle school Math. By using color to organize and show thinking, students grasp concepts better. It also makes students' thinking visible to others.
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The 11 American nations, in one map

The 11 American nations, in one map | Interesting Education | Scoop.it

Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues to the role of government.

“The borders of my eleven American nations are reflected in many different types of maps — including maps showing the distribution of linguistic dialects, the spread of cultural artifacts, the prevalence of different religious denominations, and the county-by-county breakdown of voting in virtually every hotly contested presidential race in our history,” Woodard writes in the Fall 2013 issue of Tufts University’s alumni magazine. “Our continent’s famed mobility has been reinforcing, not dissolving, regional differences, as people increasingly sort themselves into like-minded communities.”

Take a look at his map.

 


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Alec Castagno's curator insight, September 23, 2014 12:54 PM

The first thing I noticed about this map, and really liked, was that the nations extend past the borders of the United States. That allows these nations to reflect the similarities shared among large regions. These cultural, economic, and political regions reflect something that extends beyond the political borders of any one country. Southern Arizona is very similar to Mexico just like Northern Idaho is similar to Canada. The region labeled the Far West lumps together many different areas, likely because of the similar geography. However, there is more diversity in these areas than the map shows, for example there is a fairly big difference between the culture and political beliefs of Nevada and Utah, and western New Mexico is very different from Montana.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 13, 2014 12:31 PM

The way this map has been broken up is rather accurate. With the Greater Appalachia, stretching through West Virginia and into northwest Texas. Also, El Norte being separated due to the linguistic differences that have always been around that area.

Lena Minassian's curator insight, January 27, 2015 6:47 PM

This article was very interesting because it gave you a different way to look at not only the Unites States but the North American continent as well. I never realized that this continent can be broken into 11 separate nation-states. These 11 different divisions all represent and explain the different cultures or view points of the people living in them. The divisions can be a result anywhere from voting choices, social issues, religious beliefs, or just that particular type of community. I live in the Yankeedom. Northeastern states value education and are more comfortable with government regulation versus other areas. I was unaware that within the El Norte region, southwest Texas and the border region is the oldest and most different in America. Areas where independence was valued more had higher levels of violent deaths rather than the areas that had more government interventions.

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Tables of 6, 7, 8 and 9 in your hands

Tables of 6, 7, 8 and 9 in your hands | Interesting Education | Scoop.it
At the age of 8 I had to learn the multiplying tables. I've never been good at memorizing lists or tables. It was easy to learn the tables from 1 to 5...
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Kids are required to memorize multiplication facts and some kids are unable to do so.  This leads to math anxiety and the belief that they are bad at mathematics. This method might help some of those students.

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