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Keeping up-to-date with mathematics education and the march to Common Core State Standards.
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6 Ways to Help Students Understand Math

6 Ways to Help Students Understand Math | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
Help students better understand math by presenting multiple examples, encouraging collaboration on alternative solutions, and framing the class with a clear agenda and effective summary.
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5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math

5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
Spice up your math lessons with these engaging, interesting, and entertaining teaching videos.
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Help Kids Understand Math Problems: Take Away The Numbers And the Question!

Help Kids Understand Math Problems: Take Away The Numbers And the Question! | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
You'll be surprised to find out how much kids' conceptual understanding of math is helped when you take away the numbers - and even the question - in problems!
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Response: Differentiating Algebra Instruction

Response: Differentiating Algebra Instruction | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
Wendy Jennings, Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy, Billy Bender, Derek Cabrera, and Ed Thomas contribute their thoughts on differentiated algebra instruction.

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The Game of Pathways | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

The Game of Pathways | Marilyn Burns Math Blog | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
I like the multiplication game of Pathways. It engages students’ interest, helps develop their familiarity with the times table, and encourages them to think

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Understanding Fraction Multiplication

Understanding Fraction Multiplication | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
Daniel Scher presents an interactive Web Sketchpad area model for understanding and performing fraction multiplication.
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Understanding multiplication of fractions is crucial for high school success in mathematics and the models shown in the video would be a great help to understanding in the lower grades.
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Multiplication Array City!

Multiplication Array City! | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
I love finding all kinds of fun ideas for my teachers out on the web. I live on Twitter getting rock star ideas from my PLN. I also venture out into other realms of Educational Blogs, Pinterest, Te…
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22 Powerful Closure Activities

22 Powerful Closure Activities | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
Closure ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression, so make it fun. Students will better retain information reinforced with music, movement, art, or play.
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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.
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ZimBlog: Why Won't Your Calculator Tell You What 3 Divided By 0 Equals?

ZimBlog: Why Won't Your Calculator Tell You What 3 Divided By 0 Equals? | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
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How Can We Teach Math To Encourage ‘Patient Problem Solving’? | MindShift | KQED News

How Can We Teach Math To Encourage ‘Patient Problem Solving’? | MindShift | KQED News | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
It's much easier for students relearn computations if they have a strong grounding in the mathematical reasoning that goes with it, says math teacher Dan Meyer.
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Follow Desmos link to find function grapher app.  Big fan of Dan Meyer!

 

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Numberless Word Problems

Numberless Word Problems | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
“They just add all the numbers. It doesn’t matter what the problem says.” This is what a third grade teacher told my co-worker while she was visiting her classroom as an instructional coach. She di...

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Great idea for all levels!

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Seeing Struggling Math Learners as ‘Sense Makers,’ Not ‘Mistake Makers’

Seeing Struggling Math Learners as ‘Sense Makers,’ Not ‘Mistake Makers’ | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
One teacher is reframing how math is taught by focusing more on how students are thinking instead right or wrong answers.
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Education Research Highlights From 2015

Education Research Highlights From 2015 | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
A look at the research that made an impact in 2015, from the benefits of well-designed classroom spaces to the neuroscience behind exercise and math ability.
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ccss_progression_g_7_hs_2016_03_27.pdf

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The long awaited draft of geometric Common Core mathematics 7-12 has been published.   
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With Math I Can - Growth Mindset Tools

With Math I Can - Growth Mindset Tools | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
Take the With Math I Can growth mindset pledge and access worksheets, lesson plans and other growth mindset resources for use at home, in your classroom and in your district. From Amazon Education, TenMarks, Common Sense Education, ClassDojo, PERTS, Jo Boaler and more. Stop saying I’m not good at math.

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Got to Teach!: Non-Routine Problem Solving

Got to Teach!: Non-Routine Problem Solving | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
What is a non-routine problem? A non-routine problem is any complex problem that requires some degree of creativity or originality to solve. Non-routine problems typically do not have an immediately apparent strategy for solving them.
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5 Tips To Help Students Develop Conceptual Understanding in Math

5 Tips To Help Students Develop Conceptual Understanding in Math | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
In a new video, Leah Alcala demonstrates how she focuses on conceptual understanding in math. After watching a sneak preview, Crystal Morey identifies 5 tips.
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Fix It: An Activity for Ordering Fractions | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

Fix It: An Activity for Ordering Fractions | Marilyn Burns Math Blog | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it

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Good idea to gain student involvement.  Could be adapted to other topics in mathematics.

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December NRich Newsletter- Advent Calendar Problems

December NRich Newsletter- Advent Calendar  Problems | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
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Mathematics problems for primary and secondary students in two Advent Calendars.  Follow the links!

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3rd Grade Dot Image Number Talk

3rd Grade Dot Image Number Talk | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
Since the 3rd graders are entering their multiplication unit, I find it the perfect time for some dot images!! I used the image below as a quick image in which I ask them to think about how many do...

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The Importance of Recreational Math - The New York Times

The Importance of Recreational Math - The New York Times | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
‘Fun’ problems can lead to striking, unexpected discoveries.
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When I was a junior in a mathematics education class our prof Scott Malcolm introduced us to recreational mathematics in the form of Yes!  Math Can Be Fun by Brandes  I used it every year during my career.  Pulled kids into mathematics every time!

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Texas' big strides in preparing students for college math | eSchool News | eSchool News

Texas' big strides in preparing students for college math | eSchool News | eSchool News | Mathematics Education Topics | Scoop.it
A new math course is boosting collaboration and learning and may be key to getting more students college ready.
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Having taught a senior college prep course designed by Ohio State University and one more recently developed by Ed Laughbaum, also from OSU,  I have seen great progress for students in these type of courses.  I was anxious to read about the Texas plan.

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