Putting Mathematical Experience in a Relevant Context
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Making Math Fun with Place Value Games

Making Math Fun with Place Value Games | Putting Mathematical Experience in a Relevant Context | Scoop.it
Games can make learning fun for young students. Learn about using games to make learning Math fun. Teaching concepts can be applied to other Math topics and other subjects.
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This teacher is fabulous! Relevance doesn't always have to be about word problems. Playing a game is very relevant to children because they love to learn via games and hands-on play. I hope to one day have a game repertoire like this teacher does! 

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Yummy Math | We provide teachers and students with mathematics relevant to our world today …

Yummy Math | We provide teachers and students with mathematics relevant to our world today … | Putting Mathematical Experience in a Relevant Context | Scoop.it
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Yummy math does the thinking for you! It provides teachers with problems that are relevant and often relate to hot off the press topics. Todays question is based on Halloween! 

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Relevant Mathematics | common core math + real-life problems

Relevant Mathematics | common core math + real-life problems | Putting Mathematical Experience in a Relevant Context | Scoop.it
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This is a very interesting website. While it seems to be aimed at higher level mathematics and adults, it is very adaptable to children. For example, you can have ample problems based on texting. Most children have cell phones now or they frequently play on their parents. A math problem could be something like "Timmy can type 160 characters on his phone but Suzy's phone lets her type 200. How many more characters can Suzy type than Timmy?"

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Graphing Question Of The Day With Magnets Kit - Really Good Stuff®

http://www.reallygoodstuff.com Graphing A Fun Question Each Day Teaches Students How To Organize Information Purchase Here: http://www.reallygoodstuff.com/pr...
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I love this idea! A teacher at my school uses it. It can be a Question about everyday things. Students can see the graph change everyday. 

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Tiffany Tucker's curator insight, September 17, 2013 8:51 PM

I love this idea! A teacher at my school uses this program. It is a simple way to incorporate math in your classroom everyday! 

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Need Mathematics Taught in School Be Relevant?

Need Mathematics Taught in School Be Relevant. A reply to a teacher's blog
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I couldn't have put it better! Putting mathematics in a relevant context is very hard. 

 

"The fact is that most of the populace have very little use for mathematics during their lifetime. The present system, from the kindergarten through college, that stipulates otherwise is built on a lie. The textbook publishers and writers benefit from that, the teachers are on the paying end of the myth. The system is unlikely to change any time soon. Any way, insistance on the need to feed students relevant problems cannot and will not change anything. The real question for the teachers to decide is whether they'll be teaching mathematics and if the answer is yes, then they may want to learn the art of making problems (even apparently stupid ones) relevant and not prowl for relevant problems."

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Mathematics Education: A Way Forward

Mathematics Education: A Way Forward | Putting Mathematical Experience in a Relevant Context | Scoop.it
David Wees provides learning support for technology at a high school in Vancouver BC, and is also the facilitator of Edutopia's Assessment group.
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David Wees points out how out math education is computation centered when in fact it needs to be real world centered. I lconfess that sometimes I find it hard to be creative and think of real world situations. Even though I have not taught a lot of math, I try to entertain scenarios in which I would have to teach. While it is challenging to connect it to the real world sometimes, the results always seem to be worth the time and effort put into it. 

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Engaging with learners to maximise their learning - Motivated And Competent

Engaging with learners to maximise their learning - Motivated And Competent | Putting Mathematical Experience in a Relevant Context | Scoop.it
engaging with learners to increase learning and success
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This seems to really work in my class. When the problem is interestign and relatable my kids respond better. During my mathematical eye, my students related much more the the soccer field rather than the busy street image.  SInce most kids love soccer, they could find math so much easier. In fact my exit ticket for my open ended assignment is all based on people and places at my elementary school. 

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Math in Daily Life

Math in Daily Life: How much will you have saved when you retire? Is it better to lease or buy a car? Learn the answers to these and other mathematical questions that affect our daily decisions.
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I love this website.! It lists multiple ways in which children can use mathematics at home. 

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Tiffany Tucker's curator insight, September 26, 2013 9:34 AM

Math is in everything! #BoteMath