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Magnifying the Universe

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This interactive infographic accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms.
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This is a superfun tool for investigating scale!  It connects to the math concepts of very small and very large numbers and scientific notation.  

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Questions?: I Like Triangles

Questions?: I Like Triangles | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
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I like triangles too. This great for number sense and building number relationships. Track down the animated factorization visualization, because it is very engaging.

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LEGO GBC JAPAN 2013 in TSUKUBA

代理アップロード Module Creator フィン(fin) http://finsmachine.blog.fc2.com/ うだ まこと(makoto uda) http://blog.livedoor.jp/legotyu/ といっせー(toise) matk http://tsukubalego.bl...
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very interesting LEGO installation.

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ANCIENT GREEK GEOMETRY

GEOMETRY
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caveat emptor! this is addictively fun! endless hours of geometric construction

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Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
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Combine this with Thinglink and make vocabulary rock!

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Magnifying the Universe

Magnifying the Universe | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
This interactive infographic accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms.
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This is a superfun tool for investigating scale!  It connects to the math concepts of very small and very large numbers and scientific notation.  

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More Rectangles and One Good Read

More Rectangles and One Good Read | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
Jesus. I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than read another page of Fifty Shades. I'd heard all this buzz about it since summer, yet no one had mentioned just how awful this book is!
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Bloom's and ICT tools

Bloom's and ICT tools | Middle School Math | Scoop.it

Many teachers use Bloom's Taxonomy and Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in developing and structuring their teaching & learning experiences. Bloom's Digital taxonomy is an attempt to marry Bloom's revised taxonomy and the key verbs to digital approaches and tools.


Via JackieGerstein Ed.D., Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Susan Oxnevad
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I try to weave Bloom into every lesson and build to the end of the trimester at the top.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, December 23, 2012 12:51 PM

Create, create, create!  Design.  Build!  Love the direction here!

Nancy L Zingrone's curator insight, January 26, 2013 5:51 PM

This is a much better trajectory for the elements in the taxonomy. Creativity is both the pinnacle of what we do and at the heart of what we do.

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Create Custom Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry Worksheets

Create Custom Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry Worksheets | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
Software for math teachers that creates exactly the worksheets you need in a matter of minutes. Try for free. Available for Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.
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Just in case you missed this.  I'm working on $ for a full license.

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Guidance for Parents After School Shooting

Guidance for Parents After School Shooting | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
Michele Molnar is a veteran journalist who has written about education at the local and national levels, as well as about business and community associations.
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Planning for the week after...

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Wolfram MathWorld: The Web's Most Extensive Mathematics Resource

Wolfram MathWorld: The Web's Most Extensive Mathematics Resource | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
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File this under "Essential Tools"

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singingbanana.com

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Fun, accessible math.  Great for the classroom!

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Common Core State Standards Initiative | Writing | Grade 6

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This is an integral tool in my Science/Math Literacy project for this year.

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MathPuzzle.com

MathPuzzle.com | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
Math Games, Math Puzzles, and Mathematical Recreations
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forgot about this nugget! don't say I didn't warn you!

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How Does A Wing Actually Work? - YouTube

Lift is an important concept, not only in flying but also in sailing. This week I'm talking to Olympic Sailor, Hunter Lowden. But before I get to the physics...
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Talking about lift in Morning Meeting this week; ending demo is the old leaf-blower toilet paper trick!

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The Magic Octagon

The Magic Octagon | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
One of my favorite moments at NCTM was when I ran into David Masunaga and he showed me the magic octagon.
Take a minute to let the magic octagon blow your mind.
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awesome! this will be fun...

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101questions

What is the first question that comes to your mind?
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I start every math class with 5 minutes of this. I think that it builds "mathy" thinking.  Thank you, Dan Meyer.

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ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive

ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
ThingLink lets users add interactive links to any photo and turn them into fun web experiences that drive engagement.
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Powerful tool to make images interactive. Very easy to use and very appealing to kids who learn visually.

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Everybody is a Genius

Everybody is a Genius | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
A blog about teaching middle and high school math using interactive notebooks.
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I have done this on a much smaller and less sophisiticated scale at the Middle School level, and my kids loved it! They love the tactile, they love the real-world aspect, and they love to design their own space.  It shows the practical application of scale very well and is a far more durable lesson than simple practice problems.  The investigation of irregular spaces differentiates the lesson.  BTW: I've used the "I'm a teacher" line many times to get all kinds of things for my classroom.

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Introducing a New Site: Visual Patterns

Introducing a New Site: Visual Patterns | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
Michael's Math Mistakes, Andrew's Estimation 180, and Dan's latest Graphing Stories made me think about creating a site that features visual patterns in which students are invited to figure out an equation for each one.
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Bloom’s Taxonomy Digital Bloomin’ Pinwheel

Bloom’s Taxonomy Digital Bloomin’ Pinwheel | Middle School Math | Scoop.it

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Equilateral Triangles

Equilateral Triangles | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
Thank you to Dan Meyer for this great task idea and to Patrick Honner for the fun tweets on equilateral triangles.Act One is this video which asks for a ranking of how well each teacher had drawn his equilateral triangle.But as soon as I saw the...
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Students in the Cloud – How Google Drive has Nullified Missing Homework Excuses | Emerging Education Technology

Students in the Cloud – How Google Drive has Nullified Missing Homework Excuses | Emerging Education Technology | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
Teach Your Old Docs New Tricks with Google Drive. Guest post by Sara Garcia. My discovery of Google Drive came with the realization that technology has

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Ditto!  I use this all the time.

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, December 12, 2012 10:05 AM

"Technology has taken a huge leap in my college-aged generation. We have overcome floppy-disks, flew past CDs, tired of flash-drives, and have landed in “the Cloud”–a seemingly magical place to be."

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Use this every time I assign a writing piece for Math or Science. I also use DiscoveryEducation(we have a school license).
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Desmos | Beautiful, Free Math

Desmos | Beautiful, Free Math | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
Desmos | a beautiful free online graphing calculator
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Millennium Mathematics Project

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Everybody is a Genius

Everybody is a Genius | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
A blog about teaching middle and high school math using interactive notebooks.
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This site is terrific on several levels. I strongly urge you to bookmark this and refer to it often. Its only flaw is that there is no RSS.

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