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,…

# Category: Math

## 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?Â Iâ€™d love to hear from you!Â Pictures and messages…

## Representing Borrowing in Math

Â 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…

## Empowered Problem Solving with @robertkaplinsky

Online Workshop for Math Educators Guest Blog post by Robert Kaplinsky I’ve got some exciting news to share with you! I’ve created an online workshop called Empowered Problem Solving for math educators who want their students to be better problem solvers. If you’ve seen my real world problem-based lessons or explored my Depth of Knowledge…

## Depth of Knowledge (DOK) in Mathematics

Depth of Knowledge in Mathematics Guest Blog Post by Robert Kaplinksy Take a look at the problem below. Itâ€™s based on a fourth-grade standard on comparing fractions. Spend a minute or two thinking about it and then continue below. Directions: Using the digits 1-9, no more than one time each, fill in the boxes to…

## Play Farkle on Google Slides and Sheets

Explain Your Farkle Strategy See below for Google templates to have your students play Farkle. I like to play the dice game Farkle on my phone. It is a dice game where you roll 6 dice. You must score or you get a FARKLE and you get zero points for the round. Basic scoring is…

## Alice Keeler and @JoBoaler #ISTE17 Talk: Google Apps with youcubed.org Math Activities

My favorite book of all time is Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler. Truly a life changing experience for me to read it. While the title says Math, it is really a book about teaching. Every educator should read it. To say the least, I am a huge fan of Jo Boaler. A huge honor for…

## Math Journal Prompts by Alison Childers

## You Need a Fundraiser: Try the Table Talk Fundraiser

Have a Table Talk Math Fundraiser You work at a school. It goes without saying that you need a fundraiser. Table Talk Math is a book for PARENTS to help them have meaningful conversations with their kids. Most parents want to help support their children to love math, this book is a great resource to…

## From @mathdiana: Have Students Talk About Math

Diana Herrington Impacted Many Diana Herrington was my co-author of “Teaching Math with Google Apps,” mentor, and friend. She is probably the most influential person in my life for an impact on my teaching and pedagogy. We nerded out together for two years to write this book. We would get together to write and it…

## Adding Rigor to Math by @mathdiana

Where is the Rigor in Math? Guest Blog Post by Diana Herrington Sadly, Diana Herrington, my co-author on the book “Teaching Math with Google Apps” passed away May 17th, 2017. Please consider honoring her memory by contributing to her endowment to make a scholarship available to students going into STEM fields at California State University…

## Yohaku Puzzle – Of Course Google Sheets

In the tradition of “the answer is always a spreadsheet” I converted a Yohaku puzzle I saw on Twitter into a Google Sheets spreadsheet. Bonus for being a spreadsheet it generates unlimited puzzles, so students are not all doing the same thing. Conditional formatting automatically checks the student’s work so they get immediate feedback. Template…

## Watch John McGowan Share EquatIO For Math Symbols

Yesterday John McGowan, author of g(math), shared at the Google Math workshop on how awesome the new EquatIO Chrome extension by Texthelp is. Insert math and science symbols with predictive text, voice commands or handwriting to text. EquatIO for Math Watch John McGowan share on Periscope about the new Chrome extension EquatIO. Accessibility Universal Design…

## 8 Mathematical Standards: Students Should Be Doing Them

[twitter]Being able to follow procedural steps does not mean that a student understands the math, what they are doing, or is able to apply it.[/twitter] There are many websites and apps that will crank out the procedural steps for students. I have yet to run into a kid who has not heard of Photomath. If…

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