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Flies That Do Calculus With Their Wings

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Scientists glued tiny magnets to fruit flies to learn about the millisecond aerial ballets required to stay aloft when you’re a tiny insect.
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excerpt: "At Cornell University, for instance, researchers have been investigating how the flies recover when their flight is momentarily disturbed. Among their conclusions: a small group of fly neurons is solving calculus problems, or what for humans are calculus problems."

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Math Dictionary: with definitions and visuals

Math Dictionary

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Klout's Joe Fernandez: How a Math Mediocrity Became a Social Ranking Guru - Businessweek

Klout's Joe Fernandez: How a Math Mediocrity Became a Social Ranking Guru - Businessweek | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Klout's Joe Fernandez: How a Math Mediocrity Became a Social Ranking Guru
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My jobs are all about taking massive amounts of data and using them in interesting ways. It's funny, because I literally failed math in high school.
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Illuminations: Search

Illuminations: Search | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Online tech resources for Math classes.

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There are various ways to use these math resources. One idea is to use them in inquiry-based or project-based lesson activities. Students can quickly see results of inputs.

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6 Routines to Support Mathematical Thinking

6 Routines to Support Mathematical Thinking | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
This series is one of my favorites; in each classroom we watch students collaborate, explain their reasoning, test their ideas, and enjoy the problem-solving process.

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These ideas promote a mindful atmosphere for learning.  While they may be aimed at math, you may take the concept to other areas, too!

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EESEE - Contents

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EESEE is designed to be a resource for educators and an aid for students in the study of statistics. It is intended to serve as a supplement to introductory textbooks written for students with varying degrees of mathematical backgrounds.

EESEE is now written in Authorware and it may be used on either a PC or a MAC. An HTML version of EESEE is currently under development.

EESEE currently includes over 80 "real-world" stories, or examples, about the uses and abuses of statistics and statistical inference, drawn from published and printed media encompassing a wide range of subject-matter areas.

Each story is accompanied by problems, graphics, and, in most cases, data sets portable to various statistical software packages. Some stories are also accompanied by video clips.

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DATING FOR BAYESIANS: Here's How To Use Statistics To Improve Your Love ... - Business Insider

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I am a somewhat socially awkward person. This sometimes makes first dates a daunting proposition.

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At last, statistics that might interest teenagers!

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Bill Bentley's curator insight, November 6, 2013 8:47 AM

For all you dating folks, regardless of your age, here is one good reason why you need to study statistics!  :-)

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At last, statistics that might interest teenagers!
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“Statisticians are the modern explorers.” An interview with Professor David J. Hand - Statistics Views

“Statisticians are the modern explorers.” An interview with Professor David J. Hand - Statistics Views | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

You can’t go wrong with a career in statistics. Most statisticians start out with a degree in maths but some of the best I’ve known started off as biochemists or economists or in some other area, and then have retrained as statisticians. Since they have an understanding of a particular problem domain they can have an advantage in analysing data in that area.

But it is important to remember that statistics is not simply a branch of mathematics. You get 13 year old prodigies in mathematics but not in statistics because to be a good statistician you need to understand more than the mathematics. I know many first class mathematicians who simply cannot do statistics.

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from the article: "We need statisticians to cope with the data for medical research, government policies, engineering and there have not been enough. Society would benefit tremendously from statisticians and there is a danger that there aren’t going to be enough."

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MALCOLM GLADWELL: If You Want A Science Or Math Degree, Do Not Go To Harvard

MALCOLM GLADWELL: If You Want A Science Or Math Degree, Do Not Go To Harvard | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
You're just going to get frustrated, and not get your degree.
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3 Probability Games To Build The Skill of Chance

3 Probability Games To Build The Skill of Chance | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Currently, our sixth graders are learning about simple and complex probability. Currently, students are working through skill-building problems and investigations with our math coach, but seem to be craving something more. So, in an effort to encourage them to work through problems, we’ve compiled a list of games that they can play as a reward for completing problems.

 
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Check out these 3 great probability games below:

Probability Fair
Players win tickets by answering probability questions based on a spinner with different colors. With these tickets, they can play different fair games to win even more tickets!Probability Pond
Players choose from a variety of types of activities, including describing chances, finding probabilities, and showing probabilities. Games involve choosing, matching or adjusting fireflies of different colors.Ball Picking Machine
Players must determine the probabilities of a certain color of ball being chosen and adjust the probabilities on a line-graph. 
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Why 5-Year-Old Kids Can Do Algebra

Why 5-Year-Old Kids Can Do Algebra | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Find algebra difficult? Well, think about this: Scientists find that even 5-year-old kids can do it.
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excerpt: "The three remaining experiments used stuffed animals as symbols and the kids were asked to figure out roughly how many tokens the animals contributed to another pile of tokens. They didn't need to know the number: They just had to figure out if the animal had added a few tokens, or a lot. As in algebra, they were charged with finding an unknown value."

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How To: How To - Learn Calculus in 15 Minutes

How To: How To - Learn Calculus in 15 Minutes | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Differential calculus is one of the two branches of calculus, the other is integral calculus. Most mathematicians refer to both branches together as simply calculus.

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Reflex: Math Fact Fluency

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Addictive and adaptive games to help kids build math fact fluency

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Northwest Area Education Agency - Cognitive Rigor Matrix in Mathematics


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The Northest Area Education Agency uses this cognitive rigor matrix originally published by Hess, Jones, Carlock, and Walkup in their trainings. This matrix was adopted by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to select items for the Next Generation Assessments.

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Useful Web Sites for Statistics Teachers

With so many web sites available, it is hard for teachers of statistics to select those that are most useful. The following is a compilation of information by Daren Starnes, a member of the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics and Probability, as well as information prepared by Robin Lock of St. Lawrence University. You may wish to visit these sites and see which are appropriate for your teaching level.

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linked from the American Statistical Association.

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D'oh! Secret Math References Hidden In Homer's World

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Homer Simpson might not be the sharpest tool in the shed, true. But if you pay close attention to "The Simpsons," you may notice that the writers behind the long-running animated comedy are gigantic math geeks.
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this could be an educational reason to watch The Simpsons. high school math class extra credit for kids for fun-math references. 

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109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Category

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109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Category

 

The transition to the Common Core Standards is likely the single most significant change in the last 10 years in American public education.

While the English-Language Arts and Math haven’t changed, what the standards say about those content areas–and their relative complexity and rigor–are indeed different.

In a recent survey, you let us know you wanted more Common Core resources and support, so we’re going to ramp up our Common Core resources over the summer of 2013, including this list of various Common Core resources, separated by content area.

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