Posts tagged math
Posts tagged math
How can you improve motivation in Math? Here are some great ideas to share with the math teachers who just say kids “aren’t interested” and “don’t want to learn.” Change something, do something.
So very cool.
Ah, math teachers. Enjoy geometry-nuts.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Sciences are open. Anyone – principals, teachers, parents, students or members of the general public – may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers who are currently teaching grades K-6 for the 2014 award year.
Just got this note from my friend Jeff Stanzler at U Michigan. This looks very cool and is a website dedicated to flipping physics, algebra, and calculus. Lots of great videos and resources.
The note from Jeff to me about this site and his student:
" I wanted to share the work of a former student of mine named Jon Palmer, a Physics teacher who has done some wonderfully creative work "flipping" his classroom. He’s now devoting himself to making videos for free use by Physics teachers everywhere.
Knowing you, I figured you might appreciate his work. Here’s an intro video about his vision of the flipped classroom model. Here’s a link to his you tube channel, with more goodies.”
This September 17, Wolfram Alpha has a Virtual Learning Education Conference. I suggest that math teachers everywhere should take advantage of this free conference. They have 2 tracks - one where you learn how to use their technologies in the classroom and the other is emerging methods of using it in STEM education. All of this is online and free.
Well, once again I’m having fun with photoshop and science! Which one do you like the most?
Clearly the answer is BIOLOGY.
There is no argument. These are not the droids you’re looking for.
Cute sights that teachers will love.
My favorite math joke, illustrated by Sandra Boynton.
My dad has this on a coffee cup, which pretty much explains why I am how I am (by which I mean “awesome”).
How do you fit the Geometry Standard into your Preschool Classroom?
1) Patterning Blocks! Let kids manipulate different shapes. Ask questions about the different shapes? How many sides does the hexagon have? Are they all the same length?
2-4) Art! Let kids explore different shapes - this ‘circle art’ is great for young learners who are just learning their shapes.
5-6) Building! The kids need to be able to experiment with different 3 dimensional shapes. This is a great math concept because the kids can actually SEE that it takes more blocks to build the longer side of a shape.
If you want to know why math and excel are important, read this article. A major study which had influenced countries to slash debt in order to grow has been found to have serious flaws. A grad student found the math error and finally convinced his professors after a month of back and forth that he was right. Economics profs everywhere are discussing this one. As I share with my students the importance of math and spreadsheets, this is one of those I’ll be discussing. And yes, high schools CAN understand this. I think this also begs to ask why all research studies should include their data sets and spreadsheets to be transparent and verifiable.
Last week a 20 page document was issued from the Common Core Math standards writers to make “more clearly visible” where materials faithfully reflect both the letter and spirit of the math standards… I read in this… just because it SAYS it is common core math aligned, doesn’t mean it is. Read this before buying and tread with caution.