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Developing expertise in a Problem Centered Classroom brings together the expertise of mathematics education leaders such as John Van de Walle, Mary K. Stein, and Phil Daro to discover and examine the teaching and learning benefits of focusing on a central challenging problem or set of problems within a classroom lesson. Problem based lessons must be taught in a risk-taking supportive environment which challenges students to apply their mathematical understandings in a variety of situations. - www.TeachnKidsLearn.com
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How Much Do Visual Experiences Shape How People Think About Math?

How Much Do Visual Experiences Shape How People Think About Math? | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
A study of 17 people who have been blind since birth found that areas of the brain usually devoted to visual information become active when a blind person is
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Tips For Acquiring Inexpensive STEAM Materials - Wee Warhols

Tips For Acquiring Inexpensive STEAM Materials - Wee Warhols | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
-This post contains affiliate links as well as super informative links.- I am a bit of a collector — some may say hoarder — of craft supplies or anything that I think my kids, myself, or my students can create or build with.  I love to hunt for cool items and I LOVE to get...Read More
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TRUTH: I Have Anxiety About Math Facts - Teacher Tech

TRUTH: I Have Anxiety About Math Facts - Teacher Tech | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Fact, I have a degree in math but feel anxiety about math facts. I have felt dumb my whole life because of timed math tests. Let's end this practice.
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Dissecting Eyeballs and T Rex’s: Virtual Reality in the Classroom (EdSurge News)

Dissecting Eyeballs and T Rex’s: Virtual Reality in the Classroom (EdSurge News) | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
In the fall of 2015, the Montour School District opened its doors to a new Virtual Immersion Lab. At first, students did not know what to expect (nor the teachers). However, on his first day using the lab, a physics student engage with virtual reality and expressed, “This is like hands-on learning,
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Maker Education for All Ages

Maker Education for All Ages | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
By Emily Liebtag - Having a maker mindset is important when leading young students, so let's give everyone the chance to learn through maker education.
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Differentiated Instruction Driven By Assessments

Differentiated Instruction Driven By Assessments | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it

Assessments and differentiation of instruction are inseparable. The goals and priorities for this course are intended to provide opportunities for teachers to proficiently master implementation of the foundations for using assessments effectively to differentiate instruction.

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Five Ways to Ensure Real Learning Happens in Maker-Enhanced Projects

Five Ways to Ensure Real Learning Happens in Maker-Enhanced Projects | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Maker education is a great way to get kids engaged with solving problems and creating elegant solutions, but if teachers don't clearly tie class projects to
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Problem-based Learning Explained for Teachers + 6 Great Books to Read ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Problem-based Learning Explained for Teachers + 6 Great Books to Read ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. With a focus on fractions and decimals, Woot Math allows students many inroads to understanding. Flexible implementation options mean that Woot Math can be used in any classroom configuration whether it be 1:1 devices, shared devices, whole-class, or as intervention. The Woot Math system works on the web, iPads, or Chromebooks seamlessly…it truly is a great option for any classroom! It is super user-friendly, and gives teachers the ability to customize for each student in the class as a starting point. Woot Math is adaptive, as students use it, it gets “smart” and creates learning pathways based on the specific needs of the student. Beginning with foundational rational math concepts, Woot Math makes these necessary foundational skills accessible for all students.
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Promoting Student Struggle When Teaching Mathematics - A Problem Centered Class

Promoting Student Struggle When Teaching Mathematics - The following teacher reflection video (length 1:40 minutes) is only a segment of the full video, which includes the teacher's reflections regarding student struggle.


Provided by Teach N' Kids Learn. For more information contact PD@TeachnKidLearn.com Working with schools in support of creating opportunities for students

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Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening

Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Narrowing down essential elements of teaching math to five dimensions can help teachers provide students the agency they need to be competent learners.
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Empower your learners – 9 reasons to try design thinking in education

Empower your learners – 9 reasons to try design thinking in education | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Design thinking in education helps students empathize, be creative, solve problems and reflect on their learning. Here are 9 great reasons to try it.
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How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’ | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Math teachers in San Francisco are using Complex Instruction to see the brilliance in all their students and help them to see it too.
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Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection

Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
When educators take the time to explicitly frame the maker activities and build meaningful reflection in at the end, they're helping to ensure kids are reaching
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Time For A Change to Teaching Math - Teacher Tech

Time For A Change to Teaching Math - Teacher Tech | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it


I want to change the way I teach. I see a lot of students mindlessly memorizing patterns and procedures without any understanding the math I teach them. Technology into the classroom has forced me to do less lecturing and be more student centered and student driven. It is difficult though within the constraints of the calendar to make great changes. I’m expected to give tests and quizzes on the exact same day as everyone else.

Time For A Change to Teaching Math by Venetia Ricchio


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Beware the Iconography Trap of Personalized Learning: Rigor Matters | Center on Reinventing Public Education

Beware the Iconography Trap of Personalized Learning: Rigor Matters | Center on Reinventing Public Education | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Can districts and external partners support both rigor and personalization? This may be the most critical and least attended-to question for the successful implementation of personalized learning.
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How Failure and Solving Real Problems Helps This School Thrive

How Failure and Solving Real Problems Helps This School Thrive | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Teachers at the STEM School Chattanooga push students to do their best work through questioning strategies that they've often learned by being coached.
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Batch of One: How AI & Robots Will Bring Manufacturing Home to the U.S.

Batch of One: How AI & Robots Will Bring Manufacturing Home to the U.S. | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - Here are next steps for educators to provide manufacturing and coding pathways to help prepare today's students for tomorrow's careers.
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Always Separate The Student From The Performance

Always Separate The Student From The Performance | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it

Always Separate The Student From The Performance.


As a teacher, your “self” is embedded within your teaching—which is how it goes from “job” to craft. The learning results are yours. You probably call them “your” students. The same goes for students as well. There is a pleasing kind of string between the 8 year-old playing Minecraft and his or her digital creation.

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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it

Learning how to think about thinking can help students develop strategies for solving problems and understand tasks at hand.


Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking. It is important in every aspect of school and life, since it involves self-reflection on one’s current position, future goals, potential actions and strategies, and results. At its core, it is a basic survival strategy, and has been shown to be present even in rats.

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6 Steps to Make Math Personal—Tech Makes It Possible, Teachers Make It Happen (EdSurge News)

6 Steps to Make Math Personal—Tech Makes It Possible, Teachers Make It Happen (EdSurge News) | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Even after teaching for a decade, Pamela Baack found herself battling the calendar as she tried to keep her students on track.She’s the first to admit it wasn’t easy to change the way she had been teaching for a decade.“We were always on someone else’s pace, not our kids’ pace,” says Baack, who teac
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How High-Interest Examples of Math Prime Student Curiosity

How High-Interest Examples of Math Prime Student Curiosity | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Connecting math to real world models can help make the learning more concrete and engaging for students.
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Teaching for Robust Understanding of Mathematics

Teaching for Robust Understanding of Mathematics | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Part of the Math Assessment Project has involved research into how the materials are used in classrooms, their effect on teaching practices, and how Professional Development can be used to support the goals of the Mathematics Assessment Project materials. A major strand of this has been a joint effort with the Algebra Teaching Study at UC Berkeley and Michigan State to develop Teaching for Robust Understanding of Mathematics (TRU Math) suite of tools for Professional Development and research.
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Constructivist Classroom: Knowing The Wrong Answers, Too. #Education

Constructivist Classroom: Knowing The Wrong Answers, Too. #Education | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Many classrooms today consist of teachers correcting students in an attempt to teach them the “right” answer. Whether it’s fill-in-the-blank multiplication tables or multiple choice tests, the focus is simply on getting answers correct. But when teachers focus on students’ wrong answers, and the logic that the students applied to arrive at those answers, the amount of meaningful learning occurring in the classroom multiplies.

Focusing on the wrong answers may seem counterintuitive to many, but doing so helps teachers understand the disconnect between the right answer and students’ common misconceptions.
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The Call for Coding Education in Schools | Edudemic

The Call for Coding Education in Schools | Edudemic | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
As computer technology becomes more ingrained in students' lives, many are advocating for advanced computer coding education to be taught in the classroom.
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