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Creating new learning environments in math by applying UDL principles may just close the achievement gap in the US!

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Kathleen McClaskey

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This looks like an excellent little drill-and-practise app for algebra skills.
Barbara's curator insight,
August 13, 2013 12:20 AM
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.
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."
Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight,
April 22, 2013 3:13 PM
Paul Hamilton has shared another great app that can take your handwriting of numbers and equations into digital text. Here is just a few comments that Paul made when testing it out: "I’ve only tested it with my finger, not a stylus, but the app has no difficulty understanding my rather large and somewhat messy scrawl. The calculator works just as well for basic computation as it does for more complex mathematics."
A video is including that shows how it is used on an Android.
Thank you Paul for introducing this great app that can level the playing field!
William Emeny's curator insight,
April 26, 2013 3:00 PM
I saw this today and was completely blown away. I'll write a blog post about it sometime soon. Definitely check this out... |
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:
"This video series introduces key Common Core concepts in 6th grade mathematics. Each video focuses on building conceptual understanding of a topic, so that students understand the “how” and “why” behind mathematical problem solving.
Use these videos with your students as topical introductions to topics including integers, the concept of ratios, unit rates, percent, and division with fractions."
PBS Learning Media has put together a set of videos to support learners in math. Take a look around and you will discover brand new, original content from PBS including Peg + Cat (Pre-K) and the PBS Math Club (Grades 6-8)!
Puzzles are one of my favorite way to quickly get to know a student |

Appropriate for any pre-school setting, Equals PreK from

ablenet curriculumprovides instruction and materials for teaching foundational skills of counting, subitizing, cardinality, 1:1 correspondence, color and shape identification, math vocabulary, matching and sorting by attributes, joining and separating to construct sets, basic patterns, building shapes and designs with 2-D shapes, comparisons of amounts and length, one more and one less, and beginning quantitative and positional concepts.