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Teaching Math With Google Apps: Conversations in Slides

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Teaching Math with Google Apps I have been 1:1 almost my entire teaching career. When asked “can you use technology to teach math?,” I do not know how to teach math WITHOUT technology. The wrong question is “How do I do exactly what I was doing before?” July 29th Workshop Join Diana Herrington and myself […]

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Modeling Division of Brownies by @joboaler

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Brownie Division If you have been following me recently you know that I am completely obsessed with the book “Mathematical Mindsets” by Jo Boaler. Dr. Boaler is a mathematics professor at Stanford who shows how recent brain research should cause us to change the traditional approaches to teaching math. Color Coding In her book, she […]

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Mathematical Mindsets by @joboaler

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Mathematical Mindsets What I am reading right now is the book “Mathematical Mindsets” by Stanford math professor Jo Boaler (@joboaler). Without question, this is a book we ALL need to read. Even if you are not a teacher of math she has great research and insights for teaching and learning that is good for all […]

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Google Math: Animate Your Math with Google Slides

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Link to animation Link to sample student Google Slides Teach Math with Google Apps What does teaching math in an age of Google Apps look like? One way is to use Google Slides to teach math. Slides presentations are basically unlimited blank sheets, what can you not do with Google Slides? Move away from math worksheets […]

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Math Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt

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Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt A fun way for students to learn math vocabulary is to ask them to go on a vocabulary scavenger hunt. Students go out on campus and take pictures that represent the “math in the wild.” Template alicekeeler.com/vocabscavengerhunt Vocab Have students create slides using the template of vocabulary from the unit. Students will […]

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Polar 3D Printer: Build Your Math

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Polar 3D: Build Your Math Polar 3D (polar3d.com) generously supported the “Teaching Math with Google Apps” workshop at Google in New York City (thank you!). I have a Polar 3D printer and it is a great printer to get started with. I like how quick and easy it is to upload files to my Polar […]

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Google Math: I See Math

I See Math

I See Math Diana Herrington (@mathdiana) and I are trying something using photos and Google Slides. Something we advocate is using photos in your math class to help students connect the learning objective to real objects. Diana is always using her phone to take pictures of things around her. This is accompanied by a nerdy […]

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Investigating Small Group Conversations with @mathdiana

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Small Group Investigation Math teacher Diana Herrington has been utilizing Google Slides with her math students in some really innovative ways. Rather than initially providing students with a Sine graph she instead has the students work in groups of 4.  A slide in the group activity slides sets up the investigation. Each student is given […]

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Some Math Wisdom from Dr. Jo Boaler

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I was taking a look at Jo Boaler’s Twitter feed and she had some good stuff worth sharing. Dr. Boaler is a professor out of Stanford who is doing some leading edge stuff in mathematics. Check out her best selling book “Mathematical Mindsets” on Amazon. I also really like this article by Dr. Boaler on […]

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Teaching Math with Google #Googlemath

You can absolutely teach math with Google Apps. Google Apps helps to support a shift to Common Core thinking and collaboration. As a high school math teacher I used Google Apps with my students. I am working with Diana Herrington on teaching math in the Common Core era with Google products. Diana taught STEM classes for […]

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Game Based Learning: Google Slides Coordinate Plane Battleship

Google Slides is an awesome tool for creating activity spaces. One of my favorite things about Google Slides is the ability to transform it from being a presentation tool to a collaboration or work space. One use for Google Slides is to create a game environment. Games can provide a context for a students learning, […]

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Math Teachers: Ask Google

Technology transforms what is possible. I have never learned the algorithm to calculate the square root (I turn 39 this week.) My friends who taught in the math department with me who were older knew how to do it; this was part of the curriculum when they went to school. Calculators made the algorithm of […]

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Creating Math Manipulatives using GAFE by @MsDrasby

When Math Manipulatives are created with Google for Education APPS (GAFE) it helps leveling the playing field for children of all learning styles. The below video tutorials would not exist if Alice Keeler didn’t tweet for help and Kellie Konrad inquire about the methods used for creating with Google Draw and Slides. Thank you Ladies! […]

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Google Forms: Students Respond with Math Symbols

Someone asked me how math students can respond with math answers like fractions into a Google Form. The answers from a Google Form are submitted to a Google Sheets spreadsheet. Thus the responses are limited to what can be entered into a spreadsheet. However, students can use other products to respond mathematically and provide the link […]

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Math Teachers: Alice’s Guide to LaTex

Do not ask me how to pronounce LaTex, but as a math teacher it is a useful thing to know! In a nutshell LaTex let’s you put pretty print math symbols on the web. If you need fractions and square roots it can be very helpful to know just a little LaTex. Most websites will […]

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