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 it goes to the stream… Read More »Math Twitter Hashtags
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 is highly rated for learning.… Read More »Desmos – For Math Teachers
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, finding patterns, and discovering… Read More »SlideShot Math with Desmos
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 away wins. The one rule… Read More »Math Recess: Thinking Mathematically
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 the equation larger, which makes… Read More »A Reason to Be Nerdy Today: Adjusting LaTex in EquatIO
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 more easily assign Polyup’s games,… Read More »Polyup – A Thinking Playground
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 century? Website I started a… Read More »Consumer Math for the 21st Century
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?! For a lot of students,… Read More »Four Activities to Celebrate Halloween in your Math Class by @jmacattak
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 AT MATH! What a shame… Read More »Open Middle: Equivalent Fractions Activity
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 to you anywhere any time,… Read More »How Many Ways Can You Write 27 + 8?
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 to What’s Going On in… Read More »What Is Going On In This Graph from the NY Times
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Taking Risks Guest blog post by math teacher Chelsea McClellan This year, I took 3 big risks in the classroom. I wanted student feedback on these risks. As I loop with my 7th/8th grade students, it’s always fascinating to get their insights, which are rich in diversity and personalization, so that I can make adjustments for their next year with… Read More »Risky Business Teaching Math by @marvelousmcc
Use EquatIO Mobile Want your eyes to completely bug out of your head!? You have to try out EquatIO mobile. It allows you to WRITE math on PAPER and then convert to typed math and then magically show up in your Google Slides (or other Google Apps.) m.equat.io 1. Create Google Slides You can actually use Docs, Sheets, Drawings, or… Read More »EquatIO: Add Math to Google Slides FROM PAPER