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Steve Leinwand gives a talk called "It's Instruction, Stupid!" at Key Curriculum Press' Ignite event at the CMC-North Asilomar conference.
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Epic Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

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Chris Smith @aap03102 is a Maths teacher from Scotland where his irrational passion for Pi earns him geeky renown. He is an enthusiastic ambassador for the beauty and usefulness of Mathematics and shares this message with his anyone who will listen. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking […]
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Google Forms: Choose a Random Winner - Teacher Tech

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Randomly choose a Google Forms winner from responses to your Google Form. Easy to select, just use the Forms Add on menu.
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3 Handy Google Drive Tools for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Common Core and Classroom Instruction: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Education Next

How decisions teachers make about instruction shape the implementation of the Common Core
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Looking for Resources

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Pondering a #slowmathchat question on Twitter I realised that I always have a few sites I rely on where I know I can always find something. So I thought I'd pick a random example to illustrate. So ...
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The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

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Teaching math as intellectual discipline and a creative endeavor could help a generation of students learn to love numbers.
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Math Problems: Knowing, Doing, and Explaining Your Answer

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Requiring verbal explanations for math problems carries dubious educational value and may especially encumber certain students.
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Sue Thuma's curator insight, May 24, 2015 8:49 AM

This is an interesting read for those who know their students' strengths and weaknesses.  It reminded me of a student I had years ago that could solve linear programming problems in his head while I juggled the simultaneous equations on The board.  This article perhaps goes into the differentiation file.   Something to think about.

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Mobile Puzzles - Algebra

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The Transition to Algebra (TTA) project, an initiative of the Learning and Teaching Division at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) includes a wonderful collection of Mobile Puzzles. Visit sol...
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Why Math?

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Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.
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Celebrate Pi Day in Your Class

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I posted this last year, but it’s still valid. One addition: new activities down toward the bottom of the post. Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi).…
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20 Excellent YouTube Channels for Math Teachers

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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‘Not a Math Person’: How to Remove Obstacles to Learning Math

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Negative experiences such as timed tests, tracking and personal attitudes have hurt how some people feel about math. Stanford professor Jo Boaler wants to
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Hands on Geometry

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Geometry was always one of my favourite subject areas. I guess I just like the whole concept of visualization and being able to manipulate shapes. One of the universal tools for geometry explorati...
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Decline of Canadian students’ math skills the fault of ‘discovery learning’: C.D. Howe Institute

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A Call to Math Teachers: Use Spreadsheets

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As more classrooms move towards 1:1 it is now feasible for students to be regularly creating spreadsheets. Almost any managerial position requires spreadsheet knowledge. When students ask "When are...
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60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom

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I have been asked by math teachers how they can use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is great for any subject area, especially math! Earlier I had posted on 5 ways Students Can Use Google Docs in...
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Over One Million Download of 8 Free Educational Math Apps by The MLC

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The Math Learning Center's growing collection of free apps reflects its commitment to inquiry-based learning using effective instructional strategies and practices supported by research now reach one million downloads. The apps are the product of the organization’s collaboration with Clarity Innovations, a Portland-based strategy and development services firm focused on the K-12 education industry.
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How Much Money IS That?!

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This real-world problem-based lesson uses the context of counting over $200 million dollars to teach volume.
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Teach This, Not That

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Sue Thuma's curator insight, April 8, 2015 11:30 AM
A couple great examples of real world problems for algebra students.