Middle School Number Theory
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# Middle School Number Theory

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## Money Laundering a Hypothetical Guide Part 1: The Basics - YouTube

View full post: http://www.onlinemba.com/blog/money-laundering-hypothetical-how-to-pt1/ The International Monetary Fund estimates that up to 5 percent of the...
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Money is involved in everyone's authentic use of numbers.  This fast-paced video about how money laundering works might bring a bit of a thrill to you that is not usually experienced related to math class.

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this one's about simple fractions- they're parts of a whole! Have your students sing about halves, thirds, quarters, numerators and denominators! See more of...
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Tired or reading?  Watch & listen to this simple video reminder that fractions are simply part of a whole.  When you share, you're using fractions.

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## MTMS: August 2014, Volume 20, Issue 1

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (MTMS) is an official peer-reviewed journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is intended as a resource for middle school students, teachers, and teacher educators. The focus of the journal is on intuitive, exploratory investigations that use informal reasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual basis that leads to greater mathematical abstraction.
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This scoop is a reminder that the National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics offers its members a wide variety of resources, from education theory to lesson plans.

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## Poisonous M&Ms: The Irrational Monstrosity of Bigotry | Debunking ...

Myths and legends about monsters have excited the human imagination for hundreds of years. Although vampires, werewolves and ghosts do not exist in reality, there are irrational belief constructs that are equally monstrous.
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What a great way to initiate a lively debate during math class!

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## 42 (number) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

#### 42 (number)

42 ( forty-two) is the natural number immediately following 41 and directly preceding 43. The number has received considerable attention in popular culture as a result of its central appearance in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as the " Answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything".

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Sometimes Wikipedia can be fun.  Thanks to "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy," the number 42 has special significance.  I would never have anticipated that so much could be represented by the number 42.  It's my hope that my 8th grade math students will be wowed.

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## Math Apprentice

Students in grades 4 - 6 become math apprentices to learn how mathematics is used in every day careers. This rich multimedia site contains interactive simulations that einvite students to play the role of scientists, bicycle designers, computer game programmers, artists, engineers, and more.
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I found this site to scoop from Eric Anderson on Diigo.  I tried to help the builders and enjoyed it.  The applications I quickly looked into were more geometry than number theory.

Heather Taft's comment, July 29, 2014 8:22 PM
This is a GREAT game to get students to use math! What a fun idea!
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## Rational numbers are impossible! - Boing Boing

Rational numbers are impossible!
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Brilliant, high-speed math vlogger Vi Hart has revisited the topic of the sizes of infinities.
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A fast pace, clever visuals and sassy monologue.  Very enjoyable style that provides many avenues for additional study by a math student.

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## Train Tellers with Realistic Play Money - YouTube

Discover a quick and easy secret to train new tellers! Use realistic play money as a low-stress way to test potential hires and to train new tellers in your ...
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Although this brief video is an ad for realistic play money, it shows a realistic image of a job that involves working with money and how to make change.  A pleasant 2+ minutes.

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## 100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources -

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What a great source to find other sources.  My first pass through, I found #15 articulated a concern that I have ... any given game is not fun for everyone.

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## Mathematics Standards | Common Core State Standards Initiative

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I scooped this item because it's important to refer back to the actual content (including number theory) required by the Common Core State Standards.

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## Assessments

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Teachers and students throughout the state of Wisconsin, and across the country, will be evaluated using the ACT's Aspire product.  This page includes a link to .pdf exemplars for a variety of disciplines, including math.  A quick look at the math exemplars reveals students will need to have strong reading and problem-solving skills to do well on these assessments.

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## NUMBER WORDS RAP! (song for kids about spelling number words 1-10)

Number Words Rap! This song is to help kids learn the spelling of each number, 1-10. Enjoy!
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Cute, clever and a reminder that my school district's overall student learning objective (SLO) is literacy, whose pre-requisite is spelling.

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## Introduction to place value

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A brief model that moves us from making marks on the wall to grouping numbers into sets of 10 ~ because we have 10 fingers, 10 toes, ten is a relatively universal point of reference.

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## What's Your Number? | Endless Innovation | Big Think

Your whole life, reduced to a single number. That’s the goal of an increasing number of companies that are attempting to analyze specific aspects of your life and quantify certain behaviors with a single score. The best known of these companies is Klout, which promises to quantify your Twitter and Facebook behaviors into a single measure of "online influence." By some estimates, over 100 million people now have Klout scores - whether they know it or not. And with the recent popularity of Klout, new scorekeepers are emerging as well, such as the FICO Medication Adherence Score that tells health care insurers how likely you are to take your prescribed medicine and Identified, which gives employers a single measure of how "in demand" you are as a professional.

Via Sakis Koukouvis
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An interesting play on words ... clout vs Klout.  It's so easy to count your social connections when those connections are made via technology.  This basic question, "What's your number?" could be presented to 8th-9th graders at the start of a number theory unit and revisited throughout the unit.

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