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"Our sun is truly a magnificent object. Without it, life would not exist on this blue planet. Just because the sun is too hot or bright for us to handle for too long does not mean you can’t learn more about it with fun scientific experiments. DIY Sun Science for iPad happens to be an awesome app that shows you how you can learn more about the sun anywhere you go."
Via John Evans
You may have already heard about PhotoMath, the new iPhone app that lets you point it at a math problem on a textbook and then solves it while showing all the work involved. Some are immediately reacting by citing it’s potential use in “cheating,” while others cheer that it might force math teachers and textbook publishers to be more creative in how they teach math. In some ways, it may force them to do what some of us in other subjects have been looking at — creating unGoogleable questions.
Here are some useful posts about the app, along with a video."
Via John Evans
hes"Here’s a selection of 20 apps that cover Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability (these are the Content strands (CS) Australia’s Mathematics curriculum has been categorized under). They also cover the proficiency strands (PS) of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning."
Via John Pearce
"We started our math station activities today. How these look will vary throughout the year; today they were able to ‘move’ from activity to activity while staying at their own table. The first two stations provided students with directions on how to finish two different projects that we had started previously."
Via John Evans
Using Legos in the classroom is not a new concept at all. There are so many different classroom applications for the popular brightly colored bricks, and despite the myriad of uses, the goto task for Legos is most often math. The handy little nubs sitting atop the bricks offer a chance to teach things like …
Autodesk Digital STEAM Applied Mechanics is a free iPad app that contains five simple games. The games are designed to let students experiment with five connected physics concepts. The concepts in ...
Via Doug Joubert
A demonstration for teachers of a dissection of a heart for Key Stage 3/4 (1116).
Via Kersten Stengel
peHere are five other games for the Angry Birds fan that do an even better job of integrating physics and problem solving into addictive, justonemoretry experiences.
IInspired by biological design and selforganizing systems, artist Heather Barnett cocreates with physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that lives in cool, moist areas. What can people learn from the semiintelligent slime mold?
Via Scott Turner
Math in Real Life is a series of 33 TEDEd lessons. The "real life" context in these lessons isn't things like "how calculating percentages helps you be a frugal shopper." The "real life" context found in the videos in the Math in Real Life series is broad in nature. For example, you will find lessons about how math is used to guide ships and calculating rates of travel in space.
Via Deb Gardner
Students at Maine East High School who learned all about angles, shapes and theorems in geometry classes this year didn't have to go far to apply those lessons in a realworld setting. A new twostory press box behind the Park Ridge school's varsity baseball diamond is the result of a yearlong project by two Maine East geoconstruction classes. "They're getting their mind around realworld things," said teacher Tom Kaiser. "It's not just naked math."
As eighthgraders at Northwest Middle School reviewed for endofyear math tests, they had to figure out the length of a ladder using the Pythagorean Theorem. They also had to figure out the volume of corn in a silo that was part cylinder and part cone. They used pencils and paper, T1Nspire handheld computers and student response “clickers” to let teacher Roger Haglund know their answers. Haglund could tell by ...

Cell and Cell Structure is another great iPad app for Science teachers by Emantras, the makers of Frog and Rat Dissection iPad apps. We recently reviewed the dissection apps and loved them!
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
. 1. HIGH SCHOOLS AS IT WAS... In my High school, one of the last departments to realise a use for iPads was the Math department. Note: As a UK born New Zealander, writing Math and not Maths is dif...
Via John Pearce
LODiscover a new classroom routine to help clarify concepts. This 8th grade Math class uses a quick warmup to clarify certain Math concepts and get students in the right framework for the lesson to come. My Favorite No.
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Paul Andersen explains how he is using the blended learning cycle in his science classroom. This cycle moves through the following steps; QUestion, Investiga...
Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Educator Peter McIntosh helps his students to take ownership of their learning by using interactive subjectmastery tools like Khan Academy.
Via Jon Samuelson
"These 160 math projects, from schools across the US, provide overviews, activities, assessment rubrics, work product descriptions, and ideas for reflection. Although they vary in format, you can adjust them to your students' learning situation, curriculum demands, etc. Projects from Teach21 PBL (West Virginia Dept of Education), and Math Matters in Indiana are very detailed and provide excellent projectbased learning lesson plan templates."
Via Jim Lerman
"We continually look for resources to use for “mini” lessons or “do nows” to help learners interpret data and draw conclusions through visual analysis. The Statshot column in the weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal provides just that. David Goldenberg compiles the data, and the graphics are designed by Carl de Torres. The topics run the gamut, including pop culture, finance, technology, and science."
Via Beth Dichter
The equations that work for mysteries reasons, the primes with hidden patterns, and the logical statements that cannot be true or false
Via Margarita Parra
Digital animation tools provide students with the opportunity to construct their own projects and build deeper content understanding.
