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MathsAid - Maths in everyday situations

MathsAid - Maths in everyday situations | technologies | Scoop.it
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Maths Aid is a website developed in Norway to help parents use maths in everyday situations.
It has 3 sections...
♥ Work and everyday life,
♥ Lifestyle and
♥ Into the world
...with topics including
♥ working hours,
♥ hire purchase,
♥ postage,
♥ recipes,
♥ online shopping,
♥ DIY,
♥ estimates,
♥ percentages,
♥ time,
♥ health issues and
♥ travel.
Developed by Vox, the Norwegian Institute for Adult Learning.

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Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary

Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary | technologies | Scoop.it
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For many learners one of the obstacles to understanding how to solve a mathematics problem is understanding the vocabulary used in the problem.
Once they understand the meaning of terms they have an easier time understanding and solving the problems.
Having a glossary of terms often helps learners get to the heart of a mathematics problem.
Math is Fun is a free website that offers...
     ► math games,
     ► puzzles, and
     ► tutorials.
This tutorial resources, the Math is Fun dictionary, offers more than 700 definitions of mathematics terms.
     ► All of the definitions include an illustration.
     ► Nearly 200 of the definitions include an animation.
     ► Some of the animations are interactive tutorials.

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BrainRush - Adaptive Learning Games

BrainRush - Adaptive Learning Games | technologies | Scoop.it
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BrainRush allows practitioners to set up virtual classrooms, assign any BrainRush to any learner and monitor their activity and progress in real time.
Practitioners can also differentiate their lesson plans by assigning remedial or advanced work based on unique learner needs.
BrainRrush library has zillions of BrainRushes, covering just about any topic.
If users can’t find what they’re looking for, they can create their own anytime.
NOTE: I'd advise practitioners check each Brainrush before assigning to learners because of "Cultural differences" e.g. the use of a comma before "and" in the USA but not in UK

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João Marques's curator insight, August 6, 2015 5:37 AM

BrainRush allows practitioners to set up virtual classrooms, assign any BrainRush to any learner and monitor their activity and progress in real time.
Practitioners can also differentiate their lesson plans by assigning remedial or advanced work based on unique learner needs.
BrainRrush library has zillions of BrainRushes, covering just about any topic.
If users can’t find what they’re looking for, they can create their own anytime.
NOTE: I'd advise practitioners check each Brainrush before assigning to learners because of "Cultural differences" e.g. the use of a comma before "and" in the USA but not in UK

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Measure Yourself - Functional Maths

Measure Yourself - Functional Maths | technologies | Scoop.it
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Measure Yourself, a fun, educational activity featured on the Lawrence Hall of Science website, could be a fun way to support Functional Skills (Maths) learners with measurement using the metric system.
The activity provides learners with some familiar animals by which to gauge metric measurements.
Learners are asked to measure the size of their...
● ears,
● feet, and
● overall height
...in centimeters
They're then are shown a list of animals that have similar dimensions.
Well worth trying it out yourself; also a good resource for younger learners.

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Google Forms FINALLY Loves Math

Google Forms FINALLY Loves Math | technologies | Scoop.it
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I've posted about g(Math) < https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gmath-for-forms/pfpepkdookmfefmppcknaobckehpjgcj > for Google Forms before but, here is the good news...
     "g(Math) for Google Forms can now be used by learners to respond to questions that practitioners have added to Google Forms."
As users will be aware, g(Math) had previously only supported the creation of questions in Google Forms.
That, at the time, was a great feature as it allowed practitioners to easily insert graphs and equations into any Google Form.
BUT - this update allows learners to use the same Add-on to reply to questions.
Yes, g(Math) for Forms now...
   - allows learners to create graphs and equations while answering Google Forms questions.
   - includes an option for submitting handwritten responses.
John Stevens put together this post outlining, with screenshots, the steps to deploying g(Math) for Forms for learners.
You may also like to take a look at Richard Byrne's short video clip of the process at https://www.youtube.com/embed/bl85jNAJRuM ;

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GraphFree

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GraphFree is an incredibly flexible online graphing tool, boasting capabilities not found even in the most popular graphing calculators. Whether you’re a teacher who wants to make better graphs for tests, or a student looking for homework help, it’s time to try GraphFree.
John Dalziel's insight:

GraphFree is an on-line Graphing Tool for Learners and Practitioners providing an alternative to some expensive graphing calculators and apps.
On GraphFree users can...
   - enter plot graph points manually or
   - enter an equation or function
...to see a graph generated.
Each graph can then be saved as an image to use in
   - a document,
   - a presentation, or
   - a SMART Notebook folder.
Note: GraphFree provides a helpful gallery of tutorial videos and an extensive guide for new users.
For many, GraphFree will provide all of the functions that they need.

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BetterExplained | Friendly lessons for a lasting insight.

BetterExplained | Friendly lessons for a lasting insight. | technologies | Scoop.it
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BetterExplained shares Maths lessons based on clear, simple insights.
How?
Through...
   - videos,
   - diagrams, and
   - colloquial explanations,
...the site explains the logic behind mathematical equations and concepts, such as imaginary numbers or Bayes' theorem.
Practitioners as well as learners of all ages (or anyone generally interested in numbers) will love it.

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Minreeva Learning Solutions

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Minreeva Learning Solutions
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Minreeva provides free tools and resources to learners, educators, and other stakeholders that will allow them maximize learning and teaching with the help of technology.
Suitable for Family Learning & other Maths & English courses

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MooMooMath - Maths Help Videos & more...

MooMooMath - Maths Help Videos & more... | technologies | Scoop.it
MooMooMath provides Math help videos,step by step Math help,math equations,infographics, math calculators and more.
John Dalziel's insight:

MooMooMath provides video Maths lessons in...
   - pre-algebra,
   - algebra and
   - geometry.
They also provide...
   - summaries of each video,
   - Step by step instruction,
   - Calculators,
   - Infographics,
   - math tips,
   - teacher resources, and
   - a motivation page .
Note:
   - Research has found that watching videos can be very effective when learning Maths
   - Maths Instructional videos are very helpful for visual learners
   - Step by step Maths help videos can be used in a “flipped classroom”
   - Many Maths concepts are very difficult to learn using written step by step instructions. It helps watching someone else solve the Math problem.

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Mathway | Math Problem Solver

Mathway | Math Problem Solver | technologies | Scoop.it
Free math problem solver answers your algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics homework questions with step-by-step explanations, just like a math tutor.
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Mathway provides learners with the tools they need to understand and solve their maths problems.
With hundreds of millions of problems already solved, Mathway is probably the #1 problem solving resource available for learners, employers, practitioners and other stakeholders.
Mathway's long-term goal is to provide step-by-step solutions to all maths problems, using the simplest interface possible, across the most commonly used platforms available.
To be fair, Mathway is an ambitious endeavor that will improve with time.
The Mathway website also has a handy worksheet creator for practitioners which can help them quickly set up assignments.
Users can take...
   - algebra,
   - geometry,
   - trigonometry,
   - calculus, and
   - statistics problems
...to the online problem solver and, get to understand the process via the step-by-step solutions.
NOTE: Mathway is also available as an iOS and Android app but with in-app purchases.

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Mathematics Illuminated

Mathematics Illuminated | technologies | Scoop.it
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Mathematics Illuminated is a thirteen-part, well-organized learning resource/series for adult learners and practitioners.
Thirteen chapters with...
   - lessons,
   - videos, and
   - Java applets
...taking users through mathematics history, from the Pythagoreans to the cutting-edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe.

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The unit on combinatorics is especially interesting.

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Citizen Maths | Open online Level 2 mathematics course for adults

Citizen Maths | Open online Level 2 mathematics course for adults | technologies | Scoop.it
Open online Level 2 mathematics course for adults
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Although in its early stages of development, Citizen Maths is an on-line resource anyone can use — to discover how maths can be a powerful tool for solving those problems that come up at work and in every day life.
Learners work through the video tutorials and hands-on activities at their own pace.
This may suit some learners as it allows them to...
   - Fit their learning around other commitments,
   - Do much of it wherever they are — even on the move,
   - Work at their own pace,
   - Re-do any parts they want, as often as they want and
   - Choose the maths areas they need.
Even better, it costs them precisely zero.

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CK-12 Foundation - Elementary Maths

CK-12 Foundation - Elementary Maths | technologies | Scoop.it
Foster critical thinking skills with practice problems, video hints, and full step-by-step solutions, all clearly aligned with Common Core standards.
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CK-12 has unveiled a new collection for resources for mathematics.
The collection is organized by grade level (grades 1 through 5) and skill.
The resources are a mix of videos and online practice exercises.
Although CK-12's mathematics collection offers a lot of skills sections...
   - addition,
   - subtraction,
   - multiplication,
   - division,
   - clock reading,
   - measurement
...and more; each section currently appears to be fairly limited in its offerings.
However, if practitioners sign-in on CK-12 they can add their own resources to a section.
NOTE: currency used is Dollars (USA Site) but learners should develop skills in using outher currencys

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Citizen Maths | Free online Level 2 mathematics course for adults

Citizen Maths | Free online Level 2 mathematics course for adults | technologies | Scoop.it
Free online Level 2 mathematics course for adults
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Citizen Maths is for learners who want to improve their grasp of maths, and become more confident in using maths at work and in life.
The FREE course is...
at 'Level 2' — the level that a 16-year-old school leaver is expected to achieve in maths;
based on solving the kinds of problems that come up at work and in life;
FREE.
All learners need is access to a computer, the internet and a basic grasp of maths.

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MashUp Math - YouTube

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MASHUPmath is our creative solution to ineffective traditional teaching methods, which often fail to meet the unique needs of visual learners. We believe tha...
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MashUp Math is a YouTube channel for teaching maths to visual learners.
Studies show that 65% of the population has a visual learning preference. Those who learn visually rely on imagery in order to process information. Such imagery is often absent in maths instruction and replaced with written notes and equations on a white board. One of the results of this absence of visual maths instruction is a growing population of disinterested learners who embrace the false idea that they are not “maths people.”
Anthony Persico, a high school maths and special education practitioner (and the founder of MashUp Math), is a visual learner himself, and began to make animated lessons and sharing them with his learners on YouTube.
The animated maths lessons translate information in a way that can...
   ● motivate learners,
   ● trigger learner emotions, and
   ● make learning maths a fun experience
His lessons are branded under the name MashUp Math and are on a YouTube channel with an ever-growing library of animated maths lessons.
The lessons are extremely popular with flipped classroom educators and learners seeking visual representations of difficult mathematics concepts.
The clips teach maths using animations that help learners to visualize concepts and organize and guide their thinking through colour coordination and movement.
NOTE: new lessons are added each week.

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Cazoom Maths - Effective Maths Worksheets and Teaching Resources

Cazoom Maths - Effective Maths Worksheets and Teaching Resources | technologies | Scoop.it
Your gateway to differentiated maths worksheets and visual maths teaching resources. Each worksheet is visual and engaging. Huge and expanding library.
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Cazoom Maths provides visually dynamic content i.e. the content is always changing, it gets progressively more difficult as the learner engages with it.
Worksheets can involve...
   ● investigations,
   ● word problems,
   ● puzzles and searches
...and need not be a traditional 1 to 20 question activity.
Cazoom Maths also incorporates technology and paper worksheets together.
Learners and practitioners can log in and access the worksheets anywhere, on mobile devices or on desktop computers.

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A Maths Dictionary for Kids 2015 by Jenny Eather

A Maths Dictionary for Kids 2015 by Jenny Eather | technologies | Scoop.it
Interactive, animated maths dictionary for kids with over 600 common math terms explained in simple language. Math glossary with math definitions, examples, math practice interactives, mathematics activities and math calculators. © Jenny Eather 2001-2015.
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Understanding the language of maths is a barrier for many.
A Maths Dictionary for Kids, may help some learners, it has been around for along time.
Every year it is updated with more great content and not just for kids.
The dictionary provides simple and clear definitions of math terms.
Each definition includes a small diagram or simple activity to illustrate the term's definition.
A Maths Dictionary for Kids does not have a search option, but it doesn't need one as all definitions appear alphabetically just like in a physical dictionary.
Nearly all of the content in the dictionary can be printed.

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PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations

PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations | technologies | Scoop.it
Free educational simulations covering a diverse topics designed by the University of Colorado available in various languages.
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PhET is a platform that offers free interactive simulations designed to assist learners in developing an informed understanding of a variety of phenomena covering...
   - science,
   - physics and
   - maths.
These simulations come to life via the use of...
   - graphics,
   - interactive controls,
   - sliders and
   - radio buttons.
Learners can easily manipulate the intuitive interface and even get animated feedback and responses as they navigate their way through the various simulations.
All of the simulations provided by PhET are...
   - free to use and
   - easily integrated within educational instruction.
NOTE: To be able to access them users need to make sure their browser runs Flash and Java because all of these interactive simulations are written in Java and Flash.

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PatrickJMT: FREE useful maths videos!

PatrickJMT: FREE useful maths videos! | technologies | Scoop.it
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PatrickJMT provides learners studying elementary through early college-level mathematics, and their practitioners who are considering, or already are, using a flipped teaching model, access to a wide variety of free on-line video tutorials in maths.
In addition, it has a store (through MindBites) in which users can purchase videos to download.
The free videos are a great starting point, and they can be downloaded for offline studying.

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MasterMath: On-line Maths Lessons

Math lessons, worksheets, quizzes, tutoring. Teen-friendly videos for 6th, 7th, 8th graders. Math Curriculum Calendar guides home-schoolers. Algebra, geometry, fractions, decimals, proportions, probability, ratios.
John Dalziel's insight:

MasterMath is an American website that provides all kinds of maths resources targeting middle school learners.

Resources include...
   - free video lessons (potential use in flipped learning),
   - practice worksheets,
   - self-grading quizzes,
   - downloadable worksheets,
...and many more.
Many resources are suitable, and/or adaptable, for Functional Skills, or similar, courses

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Gynzy Teachers - Free Embeddable Interactive Content for Your Website

Gynzy Teachers - Free Embeddable Interactive Content for Your Website | technologies | Scoop.it
Gynzy's 50 most popular interactive activities for your website or blog! All (50)Mathematics (26)Language Arts (18)Science (4)Social Studies (3)
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Gynzy offers embeddable Inter-actives for Teaching and Learning.
Fun Interactive Tools for...
   - Maths,
   - Language Arts,
   - Science, and
   - Social Studies
...that practitioners can Embed in any Web-presence!
Gynzy also provide these 50 free Interactives which are mostly for maths and language arts.
Under their paid plans they have many more, grouped by subject and grade level.

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Bad Maths

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A place to store all those images of crazy special offers and examples of things that just don't add up. The aim is to use these in class as lesson starters!
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This "Bad Maths" Flickr group, is worth a closer look, contains lots of examples of bad maths spotted in stores and other public places.
Some of the bad maths is obvious, other examples are not as obvious.
Why not ask learners to take similar photographs or of other things where mathematics, in the real world is evident. Functional Skills Practitioners can certainly modify this to suit the different courses their learners are doing.

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Graphing Stories - 15 seconds at a time

Graphing Stories - 15 seconds at a time | technologies | Scoop.it
Graphing Stories: Short video stories that help students learn to graph on a plane.
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Graphing Story is a maths project by Dan Meyer.
It’s a simple concept which asks learners to take a video of an everyday event (e.g. weight-lifting) and create a simple graph. The idea is to show the relationship between time and the event. Everything can be graphed, and their grasp of graphs grows better when they understand the event (or vice-versa).
Some of these may seem obvious, but scratch below the surface and practitioners will see how real-world events can trigger their learners curiosity and, from the learners viewpoint, make learning more interesting.

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Maths Careers

Maths Careers | technologies | Scoop.it
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This comprehensive website answers one basic question for learners — what do you do with a mathematics education?
The site is maintained by The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (UK), a charity which promotes and supports understanding, teaching, research and applications of mathematics.

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Prodigy Maths Game

Prodigy Maths Game | technologies | Scoop.it
Prodigy is a free math game for Grades 1 - 8 that kids absolutely love! Learn over 300 critical math skills in our self-paced math game.
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Prodigy - An environment for practising Maths Skills
Prodigy is a free, adaptive maths game that integrates 1st to 7th grade maths into a fantasy style game that learners will love playing.
Prodigy’s maths content is completely Canadian curriculum-aligned but is still suitable for use in the UK.
Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further, providing practitioners with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily...
   - identify trouble spots,
   - differentiate instruction, and
   - better manage classroom time.
Elements of Prodigy practitioners will like are...
   - The ability to track learner use and accuracy gives great information to help with evaluation of learners' maths abilities
   - The ability to give assignments relevant to the maths students are doing in class allows for reinforcement of concepts taught
   - The ability to differentiate assigned lessons for learners who need a challenge
Elements of Prodigy Maths Game that learners will enjoy are...
   - Engaging in maths battles and earning new rewards, pets, and other items
   - The ability to see how they are doing relative to their classmates
   - Learners who struggle seek help from classmates in the top 5 instead of always going to the practitioner (Providing opportunities to enhance communication skills).
   - Game questions align with the questions seen in face-to-face sessions.
   - Additionally, since Prodigy is web-based students can play from anywhere on almost any device.
Prodigy’s personalized approach quickly identifies gaps in learners’ understanding and works with them by pulling them back to prerequisite skills and then scaffolding them forward through more difficult concepts.
As a web-based game, Prodigy can be accessed any time, any where and on virtually any device.
Ideal for Functional Skills and more.
Practitioners can sign-up their class for free in less than 2 minutes.

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