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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Over 4,000 Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Math Teachers

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Everyone on the Internet does Venn diagrams wrong

Everyone on the Internet does Venn diagrams wrong | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
Today is the 180th anniversary of John Venn's birth, and he is rolling over in his grave.
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Maths and science education in SA is dire – but not as bad as the World Economic Forum’s data suggests.

Maths and science education in SA is dire – but not as bad as the World Economic Forum’s data suggests. | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
Let me cut to the chase and say, unequivocally, that the methods used to calculate these education rankings are subjective, unscientific, unreliable and lack any form of technical credibility or cross-national comparability. I am not disputing that South Africa’s schooling system is currently in crisis (it is), or that South Africa performs extremely weakly relative to other low- and middle-income countries (it does). What I am disputing is that these “rankings” should be taken seriously by anyone or used as evidence of deterioration (they shouldn’t).
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The Math Forum: Philadelphia Engineering / Math Challenge # stem #mathematics

The mission of the Philadelphia Engineering and Math Challenge (EMC) is to enhance the teaching and learning of problem solving and communication in our city's public schools through a series of school-based collaborative practice sessions and...
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Rainbow Maths Gr R to Gr 7

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Patterns in Mathematics -- Logic Patterns

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10 Apps for Math Fluency

10 Apps for Math Fluency | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
There are so many ways to use mobile devices with students. You can create interactive textbooks for children to read, ask them to explain their thinking through screencasting or help them access inf
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Learning Geometry Online

Learning Geometry Online | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it

For today’s Technology Tip we have some websites for our Math teachers to enjoy.  Of course, according to Plato we could all use a little more geometry in our lives..  These sites are also good examples of the kinds of interactive tutorials that students can find online: 

 

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Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World

Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
Our World: "Market Rebounds after Assurances from Fed Chair." Mathematically Literate World: "Market Rebounds after Regression to the Mean."
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Kids Like to Learn Algebra, if It Comes in the Right App - Wired Science

Kids Like to Learn Algebra, if It Comes in the Right App - Wired Science | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it

"You have an armadillo, a black-and-white trout, and a rainbow trout. Can the animals fit inside the box? No, this isn’t an intolerable ­riddle. For Zoran Popović, it’s how you teach math to kids. A computer scientist at the University of Washington, Popović first became known for his popular online game, Foldit, which challenges players to create intricate protein patterns by bending and rearranging amino acids—the constituent units of proteins—into new shapes. Players win by building better molecules. To Popović’s surprise, non-­scientist gamers developed more-­complex proteins than biochemists did, and these new proteins may lead to the discovery of new drugs or organic materials."

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Twitter / TTCPE: @YayaToure_ numeracy in PE ...

Twitter / TTCPE: @YayaToure_ numeracy in PE ... | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
@YayaToure_ numeracy in PE can you solve this problem? http://t.co/WZrBYA7MqV
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Maths and Numeracy Quiz | Box Clever | QuizFortune

Maths and Numeracy Quiz | Box Clever | QuizFortune | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
From angles and integers to perfect number and prime numbers, how well do you know your numbers? Challenge your knowledge of all things mathematical in our Math Quiz!
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Quadratic Graphs: Next Vista for Learning

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I used to do this with my students. Called it body maths. So cool well done!

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Elementary Financial Literacy: Lesson Ideas and Resources

Elementary Financial Literacy: Lesson Ideas and Resources | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Brian Page, a high school economics teacher, presents three resources for teaching financial literacy to elementary students, including websites by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability and financier Warren Buffett.
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Don’t Teach Math, Coach It

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Math Graphing - A Nice Collection of K-8 Math Resources

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Study shows kids learn Algebra in hours playing Dragonbox game

Study shows kids learn Algebra in hours playing Dragonbox game | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
A couple years back we introduced you to Norwegian-French startup WeWantToKnow and their highly impressive algebra learning game called Dragon Box. From ou
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Games in the Mathematics Classrooms: There’s an App for That!

Games in the Mathematics Classrooms: There’s an App for That! | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it

Last month, the Institute of Play released a 160-page whitepaper on successfully designing and implementing video games as classroom assessment tools. It is widely hoped that the Institute's study, a

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Do the Math . . . Right

Do the Math . . . Right | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
Every year, millions of students are struggling in algebra class. And, despite what the pundits say, the answer is not to get rid of math education; the answer is to fix it. Math teachers in the U.S
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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps

10 Must-Have Free Math Apps | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads and here are ten you should download today! Virtual Base 10 Blocks Meerkat Math Fact Fun Hopscotch for Coding Math Champ Challenge MyScript Calculato...
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Math500.com

Free interactive math problems. Students: Catalog of 500 self-guided interactive math problems with automated instruction and feedback based on the answers you select or input.


Teachers: Send homework to your classes. Homework is corrected automatically. 

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Top 10 Android Apps to Teach #Mathematics to Kids

Top 10 Android Apps to Teach #Mathematics to Kids | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
Here is another compilation of Good e-Reader Top 10 Apps for Google Android, this time targeting kids and education.
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A Mathematical Guide to the World’s Most Livable Cities

A Mathematical Guide to the World’s Most Livable Cities | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
Can quality of urban life be boiled down to a formula?

Most people might think of a city such as Paris or Tokyo as a unique entity, with a character that is distinct from other metropolises. But large cities, towns and even smaller villages also share common purpose: they strive to provide a good place to live. Urban planners are trying to find a way to bring mathematical rigor to analyzing how well a city accomplishes this universal goal.

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A mathematical formula to quantify how successful a city is.  How exciting!

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Numeracy in PE with @usainbolt ...

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Numeracy in PE with @usainbolt can you answer? http://t.co/rNbNNoxwuQ
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Using Images as Research Prompts to Teach Google Search Strategies

Using Images as Research Prompts to Teach Google Search Strategies | Mathsliteracy | Scoop.it
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