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Math Isn’t Spooky: Banishing Four Ghoulish Myths

Math Isn’t Spooky: Banishing Four Ghoulish Myths | math | Scoop.it
This post first appeared at the Corwin Connect blog. It’s the time of year we celebrate scary things: ghosts, goblins, clowns, pumpkin spice (whatever that is). There is one creepy thing with the p…
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Shisima - A Cool Math Game from Kenya

Shisima - A Cool Math Game from Kenya | math | Scoop.it
Looking for a cool math game for some summer learning? Throw in some multicultural learning, too, with this free printable math game - Shisima from Kenya.
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Guiding Students to a Healthy Math Identity

Guiding Students to a Healthy Math Identity | math | Scoop.it
Young mathematicians need to see that the keys to success are passion and dedication, not speed and always being right.
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Integrating Computational Thinking into Your Elementary Classroom - Getting Smart

Integrating Computational Thinking into Your Elementary Classroom - Getting Smart | math | Scoop.it
Computer science education is not a new field. Much of what we know about the pedagogy and content for elementary students comes from Seymour Papert’s research on teaching elementary students to code back in the 1970’s and 80’s. But, as we shift from labs and one-off classrooms to a broad expansion for all students in every classroom K-12, we are seeing changes to how computer science is taught. This means we are working in a rapidly evolving field (insert metaphor of building a plane while flying it). Over time, we have gone from a focus on coding (often in isolation) to a more broad idea of computer science as a whole, and now to the refined idea of computational thinking as a foundational understanding for all students.

Pause. You may be asking, “But wait, what’s computational thinking again?” In her book Coding as a Playground, Marina Umaschi Bers explained: “The notion of computational thinking encompasses a broad set of analytic and problem-solving skills, dispositions, habits, and approaches most often used in computer science, but that can serve everyone.” More simply, you can think of computational thinking as the thought processes involved in using algorithms to solve problems. Sheena Vaidyanathan writes some good articles explaining the differences between computer science, coding, and computational thinking here and here.

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What Does Day 1 Look Like? –

What Does Day 1 Look Like? – | math | Scoop.it
  So I have been thinking a lot about this chart found in PRIME: There is a lot to take in here, but I want to point your attention to the "Goal" and "Roles" rows.  Take a look again at these two rows.  I think a lot of the differences we see between classrooms, between…
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How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement | MindShift | KQED News

How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement | MindShift | KQED News | math | Scoop.it
Integrating stories with math class in middle and high school can help students see the relevance and excitement of problem-solving.
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How parents can help their kids understand, and enjoy, maths

How parents can help their kids understand, and enjoy, maths | math | Scoop.it
Teaching maths concepts has long been considered the domain of the classroom teacher, with many parents often feeling unable to help their kids develop this skill. However, parents already do many things…
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When there's meaning in mathematical mistakes

When there's meaning in mathematical mistakes | math | Scoop.it
What if instead of dismissing wrong answers as a sign of failure, maths teachers tried to understand how their pupils came to that answer and then guided them in the right direction?
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Zukei Puzzles –

Zukei Puzzles – | math | Scoop.it
A little more than a year ago now, Sarah Carter shared a set of Japanese puzzles called Zukei Puzzles (see her original post here or access her puzzles here).  After having students try out the original package of 42 puzzles, and being really engaged in conversations about terms, definitions and properties of each of these shapes,…
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Games with Fraction Strips and Fraction Cards :: The Max Ray Blog

Materials for each student:

2 fraction strip sets [pdf] (so they can make fractions greater than 1).
A 0 - 2 number line [pdf] whose 1 unit matc
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Guest Post: Why Literacy is Important for Math Success –

Guest Post: Why Literacy is Important for Math Success – | math | Scoop.it
Literacy is the foundation for all disciplines. Without the ability to read, write and think, other subject areas become a bigger challenge for students. Similarly, math, science, social studies, and all other disciplines are more accessible for kids who have experienced literacy-rich classrooms. In this post, Joy Lin shares how language skills are critical for…
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Productive Struggle & Math Rigor Free Resources

Productive Struggle & Math Rigor Free Resources | math | Scoop.it

Rigorous math instruction through productive struggle can guide students toward becoming highly capable creative problem solvers in non-routine situations.


Tons of free resources for professional development for educators.


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Number Talks

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Importance of Number Talks for conceptual understanding.
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How To Build Fraction Knowledge with a Daily Fraction Printable

How To Build Fraction Knowledge with a Daily Fraction Printable | math | Scoop.it
Do you have students that struggle with fractions? Try out this daily fraction printable to build their fraction knowledge.
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The Importance of Academic Courage

The Importance of Academic Courage | math | Scoop.it
Courage exists in math as much as in mountain climbing, and students can develop the courage to tackle academic and life challenges.
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Math Lessons You Need in Real Life

Math Lessons You Need in Real Life | math | Scoop.it
Learning math may have seemed tedious and useless in school, but we use plenty of it every day. These eight math lessons make real life run smoothly.
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The Importance of Contexts and Visuals –

The Importance of Contexts and Visuals – | math | Scoop.it
My wife Anne-Marie isn't always impressed when I talk about mathematics, especially when I ask her to try something out for me, but on occasion I can get her to really think mathematically without her realizing how much math she is actually doing.  Here's a quick story about one of those times, along with some…
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Exploring Math With Jellybeans | Education World

Exploring Math With Jellybeans | Education World | math | Scoop.it
Jellybean math activities teach estimation, place value, graphing, rounding and probability.
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Here's how to get kids to remember times tables

Here's how to get kids to remember times tables | math | Scoop.it
Lots of kids have trouble remembering their times tables. Learning them by rote can mean a child knows the numbers but not what they mean.
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High number of adults unable to do basic mathematical tasks

High number of adults unable to do basic mathematical tasks | math | Scoop.it
New research shows that many adults across the world are financially illiterate and unable to complete even basic mathematical calculations.
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What Mr. Rogers and Breakdancing Can Teach Us About Risk-Taking Teachers

What Mr. Rogers and Breakdancing Can Teach Us About Risk-Taking Teachers | math | Scoop.it
You remember Mr. Rogers right? Watch him here trying breakdancing with Jermaine. Mr. Rogers gets it. Look how he ‘s willing to look potentially silly to show his audience something new. Something d…
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Three Steps For Teaching Numerators and Denominators

Three Steps For Teaching Numerators and Denominators | math | Scoop.it
Teaching numerators and denominators is the first step in building fraction number sense. This free printable is a great way to let children explore them.
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Counting With Your Eyes: The Importance of Subitizing For Developing Math Understanding

Counting With Your Eyes: The Importance of Subitizing For Developing Math Understanding | math | Scoop.it
Have you ever looked at a group of items and just knew how many there were without actually counting? This ability to "see" how many items are in a group without counting is called subitizing. Read to learn more.
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Math: How we Teach in the Classroom Matters

Math: How we Teach in the Classroom Matters | math | Scoop.it
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/514411549 Our personal schemas about math greatly impacts how we feel about math and ultimately how we will perform in math. From the time we are born, we are impacted by the attitudes and beliefs of those around us. The effects of nurture that shape our schemas of how the world works, also shapes what…
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Explicit Teaching in Problem-based Mathematics

Explicit Teaching in Problem-based Mathematics | math | Scoop.it
Explicit Teaching in Problem-based Mathematics offers a re-imagining of what it means to engage in “direct” instruction. Rather than a separate pedagogical approach, explicit instruction is an integral part of problem-based learning and instruction. Animation and video are used to feature educator moves that support students to “notice things they would not otherwise see.” Think uncovering. Think making visible.


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