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MAKE // Playing with Math: Games for Kids | MAKE

MAKE // Playing with Math: Games for Kids | MAKE | Make Mathematics Accessible and Meaningful | Scoop.it
Today is Ada Lovelace's 198th birthday, and while many recognized Ada Lovelace Day a couple of months ago, we're going…
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I learned that it is important that the students build math sense rather than just gaining knowledge about math topics. I love that these math games are created with a goal of helping the students to build math sense! I hope to use some of these games in my own classroom if they match with the curriculum standards or use them as a starting point to create my own meaningful math games for my students in the future.

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Soap Box Derby Teaching Science and Math to City Youth - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Soap Box Derby Teaching Science and Math to City Youth - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Make Mathematics Accessible and Meaningful | Scoop.it
Soap Box Derby Teaching Science and Math to City Youth Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Quad A for Kids, a local non-profit dedicated to offering children in the City of Rochester constructive alternatives to the destructive activities of the...
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I love that the students were able to engage in a hands-on activity in which they learn more about math and physics instead of just learning in the classroom. I believe that this will make math a lot more meaningful because the students aren't just staring at math problems on a piece of paper, but they are applying their knowledge and increasing their math sense.

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Real World Math

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Surfnetkids.com recommends five real world math websites. In honor of April's status as Math Education Month, I'm starting off the month with a look at how math is used in our everyday lives....
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Education World: Connecting to Math in Real Life

Resources for connecting Math class to the real world.

Via Jenny Choi
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I think it is important to help students to see that math is everywhere around them instead of just in the classroom. Once the students see how math is used everyday, I believe that they will be more engaged and see the reason why they need to learn about mathematics. In addition, when students make connections with the material, they understand it much better and easier. For example, I showed an image of a family baking cupcakes and the image contained a pan of cupcakes that looked like they were in an array formation. So the students saw that and they saw how multiplication could be used to help them with real world situations and the students were very amused with the idea that they can use their own math skills/understandings outside of the classroom.

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Jenny Choi's curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:47 PM

Here is a great resource with various lessons to engage students in real-world, open-ended mathematics. An example of one of the lessons is about math and taxes: "Students examine careers and reflect on how workers use math in their occupations. They study

selected occupations, learning about the work skills (human capital) that different workers possess and salaries that those workers earn. Next, students learn about how taxes are paid on income that
people earn and how income tax is calculated. They learn how the progressive federal income tax is based on the ability-to-pay principle." I would definetly put some of these lessons into use in my classroom, because not only do they cover basic mathematic concepts, but they take a step further and connect them to the real-world and other content areas. 

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Making math meaningful is key to reaching students « Beyond the Bricks « UW Tacoma

Making math meaningful is key to reaching students « Beyond the Bricks « UW Tacoma | Make Mathematics Accessible and Meaningful | Scoop.it
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I thought it was very interesting that teachers should make math meaninful by also considering the cultural background of the students. I always knew that it was important to consider culture and students' background for subjects such as reading and writing, but I never considered it to be important for math. I thought because math was universal that it did not have to be thought about my the teacher. But that was my misunderstanding. I only thought that math can become meaningful to students by showing them math outside of the classroom and through different situations. However, cultural background should also be considered when making math meaninful for the students. I will try to focus on this when planning my math lessons!

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Education Update:More than Words: Developing Core Speaking and Listening Skills:Making a Habit of "How Do You Know?"

Education Update:More than Words: Developing Core Speaking and Listening Skills:Making a Habit of "How Do You Know?" | Make Mathematics Accessible and Meaningful | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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I also think that it is important to ask the question of "how do you know?". In addition, I learned that it is important to ask the students whether they agree or disagree with their classmate rather than the teacher saying "correct" or "incorrect" when a student shares. I also think that this question will help the students engage in meaningful discussions during math lessons and the students will learn a lot more from each other.

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Kids can’t figure out math by themselves

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JUMP lessons are based on a method called “guided discovery”: students explore and discover concepts independently in manageable steps, but the teacher provides enough guidance, examples, feedback and scaffolding for all students to meet their full...
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In order to assist students to really acquire mathematical skills and experience deeper understanding, teachers need to make math interesting, engaging, interactive and accessible to the students. In order to do that, I will need to know my students and connect math with their background.

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Math Education Professor Dor Abrahamson: Making Math Meaningful (Video) | Edutopia

Math Education Professor Dor Abrahamson: Making Math Meaningful (Video) | Edutopia | Make Mathematics Accessible and Meaningful | Scoop.it
Edutopia.org's Director of Video Programming, Zachary Fink, interviews UC Berkeley professor Dor Abrahamson about passion and creativity in math instruction.

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The way teachers present and plan mathematic lessons really impact the students' way of thinking and understanding. I love that Dor Abrahamson describes math as a way of thinking and a way of making sense of the world. This video opened my eyes as a teacher because I always saw math as something that you can memorize and do well. But it is more effective when the students learn and understand the underlying concept and reasons of why they are making the steps they are when solving a problem.

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MissKristen's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:54 AM

"Do people have a sense beyond that? Or do people are just scribbling around? And just getting answers without really knowing what they are."

 

"Use Math in their daily lives to solve something they really care about." (One of my main goals in my class! I really want them to see Math in a different perspective.)

 

This is such an inspiring video! I also like how he broke down into pieces the definitions or standpoints of making Math meaningful for students. I like what he said about "making these ideas come alive". As a future teacher, I keep trying to learn more how to incorporate authentic context to Math. However, I am not sure if I'm being able to reach out or transfer to my students that Math outside school is more than just doing a Math homeowork at home. I want them to realize, at a young age, that they'll use Math to solve problems they may encounter in real life. I also love how the professor in the video taught about how the images will help students understand the Math instead of the numbers! I am excited and more determined to be creative to fulfill the goal of making Math more meaningful for my students!

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Making Math Meaningful with Online Games and Videos

Making Math Meaningful with Online Games and Videos | Make Mathematics Accessible and Meaningful | Scoop.it
By Almetria Vaba Math can be made meaningful when connected to students’ experiences. With video clips and interactive games from public media students pra
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Online math games are usually used in the classroom as a center to give students more practice with math problems through technology. I think that using technology is great! However, not all math websites are interactive, efficient, and meaningful. I love how the different math websites provided through this article provide the students with different daily activities in which they can apply their mathematical skills. This not only helps students to refine their skills but also learn that their skills can be used to help them solve problems in situations outside of the classroom. I'll definitely be looking through these websites if I want to provide some online math games for my students!

 

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7 Ways to Improve Childhood Education Outside the Classroom

7 Ways to Improve Childhood Education Outside the Classroom | Make Mathematics Accessible and Meaningful | Scoop.it
School is very important, but it's not the only setting where your children can learn. Read our seven suggestions for firing up your children's minds to learn beyond the school walls.
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I believe that it is important that the students see why math is important and how it is used everyday outside of the classroom. When students know why math is important and learn that it is used daily throughout their life, they may engage more and try their best to learn and obtain the skills required. In addition, when students are interacting with math outside of the classroom they are learning to apply their skills to different situations rather than just solving a problem on a worksheet. When I did the mathematical eye picture during class, the students were able to see how math is everywhere and not just in the classroom.

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