GeoGebra is a digital math platform. Perhaps like me, you’ve had some preconceptions about GeoGebra and didn’t think it quite fit in with what you are doing with your math students. However, GeoGebra works great no matter your topic! Heck, you could use it for non math topics as well. GeoGebra allows you to create…

# Category: Math

## Math: Remote Learning with Youcubed WIM

Youcubed out of Stanford is on a mission to reframe mathematics education. That there is no such thing as a math person, we are all good at math! Week of Inspirational Math The first step is to help students to have a growth mindset towards math. Youcubed provides what they call “Week of Inspirational Math.”…

## Math Teachers – Remote Learning with EquatIO

EquatIO Mathspace for Student Math Work Texthelp, the makers of Read&Write, have videos on their site to help with remote learning. EquatIO math space is an open canvas for students to add math, shapes, and text. New Space Click on “New Space” to open up a math canvas. The toolbar along the bottom allows you…

## Math Twitter Hashtags

Follow These Hashtags on Twitter How do you keep up? You can’t. There is no way we can know everything about teaching, about learning, and about mathematics. This is the beauty of Twitter. It is bite sized, 280 character or less, of learning. Follow a Hashtag A hashtag is a topic. When you tweet something…

## Desmos – For Math Teachers

Desmos Changes How We Teach Math desmos.com Desmos is so much more than an online graphing calculator. Check out teacher.desmos.com for building interactive math lessons. Desmos allows us to move from doing math to exploring math. Try out this slope of the line activity to “Land the plane” from desmos.com Built in Discussion Classroom discussion…

## SlideShot Math with Desmos

Use the SlideShot Chrome Extension with Desmos Desmos is so much more than an online graphing calculator. Demos helps shift the math classroom from students doing math to exploring math. “Math is about pattern finding.” – Youcubed One of the shifts in teaching mathematics is away from “Show your work” to “Show your thinking.” Exploring…

## Math Recess: Thinking Mathematically

Math Recess: Play to Increase Thinking Mathematically Guest blog post by Dr. Chris Brownell Have you ever played the 50 game with students? This is the game where you challenge students to beat you at a game of removing numbers from 50 until such time that the person who has to take the last number…

## A Reason to Be Nerdy Today: Adjusting LaTex in EquatIO

Adjust the Font Size in EquatIO EquatIO is a Chrome extension that works in G Suite (and Office 365). This allows you to insert math symbols IN A MAGICAL WAY into Google Slides, Docs, Sheets, and Forms. A little tip for anyone that uses EquatIO for GSlides: instead of inserting an equation and then making…

## Polyup – A Thinking Playground

A Virtual Mathematical Playground Guest Post by Shaya Zarkesh Polyup is a computational thinking playground. Students from elementary through high school can play with puzzles involving numbers and functions. In a drag-and-drop, expression-building environment, students will create expressions that evaluate to a target value or values. Polyup has recently integrated with Google Classroom. Teachers can…

## Consumer Math for the 21st Century

What Should be Consumer Math? Recently I was looking up consumer math online. Specifically, I was looking for a curriculum that utilized spreadsheets. Not that I exhausted all of the options, but many of the ones I looked at were horribly outdated. So what should be included in a consumer math program for the 21st…

## Four Activities to Celebrate Halloween in your Math Class by @jmacattak

Celebrate Halloween with Fun Math Activities – All Treats, No Tricks A Guest Post by John McGowan, Product Manager, Texthelp At Texthelp, we love Halloween. After all, it gives you the opportunity to take things that are normally scary (spiders, ghosts, clowns) and turn them into something fun. Who doesn’t love a good costume party?!…

## Open Middle: Equivalent Fractions Activity

Kids Do Love Fractions I’m a troublemaker and have started giving busting out math problems at dinner when I’m over at someone’s house or if my kids bring friends over for dinner. Whoa to you if you say to me “I’m not good at math” or “I don’t like fractions.” OF COURSE YOU ARE GOOD…

## How Many Ways Can You Write 27 + 8?

How Many Ways Can You Write 27 + 8? Rule, after you find the solution whatever way you want, you have to do it another way. Too often we focus on algorithm procedures rather than number sense or place value. In an age where you can ask the universe “Ok Google” and the answers come…

## What Is Going On In This Graph from the NY Times

Have Students Analyze A Graph The New York Times is putting out an amazing resource for teachers. Every week they are posting a graphic and asking students to determine what information the graph is providing. What an excellent way to have students use real data, to analyze over memorize, and engage in class discussion. Link…

## Great Ways to Start the Math Year with @joboaler

Great ways to start the school year: 1. Our WiM tasks. https://t.co/v7KJeLHTcl 2. Free student online class that sig increases maths achievement: https://t.co/D7Fznh3Rtt 3. 4 boosting messages video: https://t.co/HJ0SYN4pTh 4. Our new, free algebra lessons:https://t.co/KJV6f1oVLc pic.twitter.com/tWet1owNP4 — Jo Boaler (@joboaler) September 5, 2018 Or as Jo Boaler would say… Maths A tweet from Stanford Math…

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