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The Land of Venn : A Math Game to Enhance Kids Geometric Skills - 0 views

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    "The Land of Venn is an ingenious geometry game that aligns learning to fun.  It smartly avoids being "edutainment" by putting play first.  It is a universal mobile application in which you draw lines and shapes to learn about lines and shapes.  The narrative, which is silly and amusing (as is the catchy music), is a tower defense game.

    By performing the actions of geometry, players internalize the concepts.  It is a clear example of constructivist learning-learning by doing.  For example, children  connect points (each point is a different enemy) to draw an isosceles triangle.  As a result, confidence in abstract mathematical concepts is built as mastery of levels is met."
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5 Ways Students Can Use Google Docs in Math | Teacher Tech - 0 views

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    "I taught high school math for 14 years. My last years I went paperless. There are many digital tools that support teaching math and Google Docs is one of them. If your school has Google Apps for Education (GAfE) here are 5 ways to have students use Google Docs in math:"
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Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School - 1 views

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    "In this article I would like to explore a new coding app called Robot School from Next is Great (@nextisgreat). What hooked me immediately was how this app teachings kids to block code, but then shows them the syntax written in Swift. If you are unfamiliar, Swift is a new programming language for iOS. I love the concept of block code and syntax. It's a perfect next step for avid coders."
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Boosting Kindergarten Math Skills With Interactive Learning Games | Problem Solving Mat... - 1 views

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    "For many years, digital learning games have been helping kids of all ages build new skills, grasp difficult concepts and improve their understanding of school curriculum. Young children find these games especially engaging, which can be useful when it comes to teaching kindergarten math."
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Using Book Creator to create math riddles - Book Creator app | Blog - 2 views

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    "This teacher was one of the first to take advantage of the new export to video feature. This is what her class came up with."
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Mathspace: Step-by-Step Math Handwriting for iPad | Class Tech Tips - 0 views

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    "Students can now show every line of their math work on iPad and other tablets, writing all their steps by hand on screen. Mathspace digitizes each handwritten line and grades it automatically, giving students immediate, formative feedback at every step of the way - like having a teacher at their side. This is a huge step forward from multiple choice or single-input response math questions that most students and teachers are used to seeing on digital platforms."
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STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different approaches to integrated studies."
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Free Technology for Teachers: More Fun With Math in Pictures - 5 views

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    Shout out to Andy McKiel and Zoe Bettess' grade 3 Math class in this post!

    "I love Instagram because it prompts me to take and share pictures of things that I might otherwise glance at then forget about. Before cell phones entered my life I rarely took pictures. Last week I took the picture that you see below. Almost as soon as it appeared in my Facebook feed via Instagram, my friend Kelly commented with, "shouldn't they be more concerned about weight than the number of people?" Kelly is a middle school math teacher so this picture was right in her wheelhouse of math prompts. (If you want to use the picture as a math prompt, you are welcome to download it)."
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Free Technology for Teachers: CK-12 Launches a New Collection of Elementary School Math... - 0 views

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    "CK-12 has long offered tutorials and practice exercises for middle school and high school science and math students. Today, CK-12 unveiled a new collection for resources for elementary school mathematics. The collection is organized by grade level (grades 1 through 5) and skill. The resources are a mix of videos and online practice exercises."
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How Elementary School Teachers' Biases Can Discourage Girls From Math and Science - NYT... - 0 views

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    "We know that women are underrepresented in math and science jobs. What we don't know is why it happens.

    There are various theories, and many of them focus on childhood. Parents and toy-makers discourage girls from studying math and science. So do their teachers. Girls lack role models in those fields, and grow up believing they wouldn't do well in them.

    All these factors surely play some role. A new study points to the influence of teachers' unconscious biases, but it also highlights how powerful a little encouragement can be. Early educational experiences have a quantifiable effect on the math and science courses the students choose later, and eventually the jobs they get and the wages they earn."
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3 Best Educational Apps That Improve Math Fluency | Edudemic - 1 views

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    "After testing 10 different apps in the classroom for several weeks, I can confidently endorse Operation Math, Free Graphing Calculator, and DragonBox Algebra 5+ as the best math fluency apps for iOS and Android. These apps were more useful, more engaging, and more educational than their competitors. Read on to learn how each of the three apps uniquely facilitates or improves students' math abilities."
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Math and Science of Football - 1 views

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    "In my previous post I featured Financial Football. That's a good game if you're looking for a social studies resource related to the Super Bowl. For math and science resources related to the Super Bowl, take a look at NBC Learn's Science of Football. NBC's Science of Football is a series of ten videos from NBC Learn explaining and demonstrating math and science concepts as they relate to football.

    The list of topics covered in the Science of NFL Football includes Torque & Center of Mass, Pythagorean Theorem, Geometric Shapes, Projectile Motion & Parabolas, Vectors, Kinematics, Nutrition, and Newton's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Laws of Motion."
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Free Technology for Teachers: PhotoMath Could Change the Way We Think About Teaching Math - 1 views

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    "PhotoMath is a new iPhone and Windows phone app that will provide users with the solution to math problems. PhotoMath users can take a picture of a math problem in a book and have the problem completed for them. The "steps" button on the app will show users the steps needed to successfully solve the math problem."
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Mrs. Obach's Class Blog: Math Discovery Makes a Comeback! - 0 views

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    "After some successful science discovery time last week, I was encouraged and motivated to reintroduce math discovery in my classroom. Discovery learning was an effective approach for me last year and I developed/sourced a number of discovery tub ideas (which I've pinned here). Many of last year's discovery tubs focused on math learning and I knew that discovery time was valuable for developing students' numeracy skills. So, when students asked me about "putting numbers on the learning carpet", I decided it was time to get back to math discovery in our classroom. "
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12 Useful Math Hacks That They Didn't Teach You In School | Diply - 8 views

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    "After finding these math hacks, I'm convinced that all those years of being forced to struggle through math class really was just a torture ploy created by evil math teachers everywhere. Check out these amazing math tips and you'll agree! Watch out though, you may just unleash the inner math whiz you never knew was in you..."
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#mathphotoaday for Janaury 2015 by 3bbees - 3 views

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    Join @3bbees in their #mathphotoaday on Instagram.
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REVIEW: GeoCon Math iPad App: A Fun Way to Learn Plane Geometry | AvatarGeneration - 0 views

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    "GeoCon Math is a new iPad app for students, teachers and math enthusiasts to study plane geometry in an interesting and exciting way. GeoCon HD re-invents the study of plane geometry by empowering users to create various geometric constructions with the touch of a finger. The app also offers easy tutorial steps that provide instruction on setting and moving points, constructing lines and circles, and creating intersection points."
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Free Technology for Teachers: Get the Math - Multimedia Math Challenges About Careers - 0 views

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    "Get the Math is a super website designed to provide teachers and students with multimedia mathematics challenges. I initially reviewed the site when it launched a couple of years ago. Since then the site has expanded. Get the Math put math challenges in the context of the  "real world" scenarios of fashion design, video game design, music production, restaurant management, professional basketball, and movie special effects production."
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