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…

# Category: Math

## 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 Not that I exhausted all of the options, but many of the ones I looked at were horribly outdated.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

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## Eureka Math Users – CHECK THIS OUT!

Preparing to use #eurekamath? We created https://t.co/rR4VY3alNc for teachers like you. Spread the word. Videos for every lesson. ✔️ Homework solutions. ✔️ Topic quizzes. ✔️@goformative exit tickets. ✔️ Google Slides for lessons. ✔️ pic.twitter.com/bEPiCzsGRh — duane habecker (@dhabecker) July 31, 2018 Resources for Eureka Math I am NOT endorsing Eureka math. However, I know many…

## Risky Business Teaching Math by @marvelousmcc

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…

## EquatIO: Add Math to Google Slides FROM PAPER

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…

## Google Slides: Dice Place Value

Teach students place value with this Google Slides template that uses dice to help students to understand place value.

## Math Problem: 3 Pennies and a Dime

3 Lilypads and a Frog A friend of mine showed me a math problem which posed the problem of a frog jumping over 3 lilypads twice and ending up in the same position. Does the frog always end up in the same place and why? The activity is represented with 3 pennies and a dime,…

## Use Real Pumpkins in Your Lesson

Use Pumpkins Not Clipart Holiday worksheets do not make learning more fun. It’s marginally better than just a page of those math problems without the pumpkins, but why not give students more authentic learning opportunities? Instead of clip art pumpkins let’s have kids use real pumpkins! Dave Burgess says creativity is not an inherent trait,…

## Bring Deeper Conversations to the Table

Bring Deeper Conversations to the Table Guest Blog Post by John Stevens Table Talk Math Placements will be donating all proceeds to benefit the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The placemats are erasable and reusable. How are you using the Table Talk Math Placemats that just got released? I’d love to hear from you! Pictures and messages…

## Representing Borrowing in Math

Understanding Borrowing For math, many of us know how to borrow, but how do we explain it in a way that demonstrates understanding? Sometimes what we do is so second nature that we can struggle with the “but why?” When our phones can easily do math calculations for us it is more important than…

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