Type Your Math As a math teacher I was 1:1 almost my entire teaching career. I try to be consistent that even when writing on the board or on paper that I would write out what the math would look like typed linearly. I asked the students to always write the linear version in addition…

# Category: Math

## Upgrade the Worksheet: Place Value

Upgrade the Worksheet: Place Value I’m always looking for how we can use technology to make learning better, not just paperless. Instead of moving the worksheets online, upgrade them! In the above worksheet, the students are given numbers that have no connection to anything. What do these numbers represent? Why would students care about them?…

## Are The Students THINKING?

Are The Students THINKING? I am a fan of Robert Kaplinsky who has some great blog posts on Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Check out his new post ” Is Problem Solving Complex or Complicated?” We sometimes give students strategies to tackle problems, but then we risk the students focusing on the tricks/tips/strategy rather than really…

## Math Puzzle, Get Students Thinking

Math Puzzles, Get Students Thinking Google Home was just introduced, this allows you to shout out questions to the universe and have the answer spoken back to you. Wouldn’t it be interesting to get a Google Home for the classroom so students could shout out “Ok Google, what is the perimeter of a square with…

## Book: Teaching Math with Google Apps

Teaching Math with Google Apps Book Diana Herrington and I are finishing up the book “Teaching Math with Google Apps.” We have over 300 links, examples and resources in the book. If you are interested in being notified when the book is published please fill out the Google Form. In the meantime, follow the hashtag…

## TRUTH: I Have Anxiety About Math Facts

Fact, I have anxiety about math facts. I have a degree in math. I graduated college with honors. I got the highest score at my university on the Putnam exam, which is supposedly a big deal to get a non-zero score. I taught high school math for 14 years. I am the Queen of Spreadsheets….

## Time For A Change to Teaching Math

Time For A Change to Teaching Math Guest blog post by Venetia Ricchio (@Bellagio594) I want to change the way I teach. I see a lot of students mindlessly memorizing patterns and procedures without any understanding the math I teach them. Technology into the classroom has forced me to do less lecturing and be…

## Google Graph Paper for Math

Graph Paper for Google Slides I was trying to find a PNG (ie: transparent) graph paper image for use with Google Slides. Unhappy with what was easy to find, I made my own in Google Drawings. Folder of Graph Paper These are made in Google Draw. Make a copy and modify as you wish. Google…

## Ten Frames Activity in Google Sheets

This activity was created by Christine Pinto to have her transitional kindergarten students practice conceptual understanding using ten frames. Ten Frames Template pintomaketen.gafe4littles.com Google Apps for Littles I always say “do not underestimate what students can do” but I will admit I was blown away by 6-year-old Jocelyn. At a Google Apps for Littles workshop…

## Teaching Math With Google Apps: Conversations in Slides

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…

## Modeling Division of Brownies by @joboaler

Use this template for helping students conceptualize division from Jo Boaler’s book Mathematical Mindsets. Brownie division is a fun way to think about dividing.

## Mathematical Mindsets by @joboaler

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…

## Google Math: Animate Your Math with Google Slides

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…

## Math Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt

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…

## Polar 3D Printer: Build Your Math

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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