Making Math Accessible and Meaningful
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Milton Hershey School - Making Math Meaningful

The Algebra II teachers at Milton Hershey School do everything to make math meaningful to their students....including launching rockets into the sky so kids ...
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A teacher uses a rocket to teach about a parabola. Making math meaningful using out of the box thinking strategies. IDEA

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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 … | Making Math Accessible and Meaningful | Scoop.it
New authentic, timely #math activities: Fantasy Football Math Activity and World's largest burger: http://t.co/b1TMFtir #mathchat...

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Great ideas from teachers who assign real life purposes for using math. Students will work together or on their own to think critically about the ways that math is such an integral part of their lives. 

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Authentic Inquiry Maths: What Are The Chances of That?

Authentic Inquiry Maths: What Are The Chances of That? | Making Math Accessible and Meaningful | Scoop.it

"This week we have dedicated to Chance and Probability. It has been a lot of fun. We had a series of 10 activities for the kids to engage in and collect data. They were also required to design their own chance activities or games and share them with their Kindergarten buddies - I will share the results in a later post...."

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Authentic math activites to get kids involved in learning in a way that is meaningful! 

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How To Make Math Meaningful

Edutopia.org's Director of Video Programming, Zachary Fink, interviews UC Berkeley professor Dor Abrahamson about how to increase students' understanding of ...
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What is math? A study of the way that kids learn matematics and teachers teach. Thinking of math in a way of making sense in the world in a concrete way that we really get. Connect between math and thinking to really get it. 

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Starbucks, 2012 | Yummy Math

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Starbucks, 2012 - Time to give students some authentic math on a topic they will surely be interested in … Starbucks.  We ask and answer a few questions in this activ...


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Yum!!! How great is this?! Making math about Starbucks even thought using food in school is at times frowned upon, I'd be engaged!

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Common Core Math Resources from Share My Lesson - Resources - Share My Lesson

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The Share My Lesson team has searched more than 250,000 resources to find free aligned lesson plans that will help you implement the Common Core State Standards in your classroom.

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So many great lesson plans separated by grades. Such a great common core resource to help make math meaningful! 

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Laura Williams's curator insight, November 14, 2013 6:41 AM

 Tons of common core math lesson plans, that organize by grade level, and by standard. Sharing is caring! Lots of ideas here. Teachers can help one another by sharing their great lesson plan ideas. These ideas all align with the common core, and are available for all grades. You can even share you lesson plan ideas as well!