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Sheri Oberman

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus - 2 views

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    Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts-rather than doing arithmetic drills-may be a better way to introduce children to math. Math curriculum specialist Maria Droujkova notes in the article that "Calculations kids are forced to do are often so developmentally inappropriate, the experience amounts to torture," Introducing mathematics that is open-ended and play oriented keeps kids engaged with it, instead of being turned off and feeling deficient.
John Evans

Exploring Geometry by Coding With @gosphero & @tickleapp - 2 views

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    "In this activity students will move the Sphero ball across a grid system, while describing, using math terms, the movement and location by coding the sequence."
John Evans

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Math Madness: Digital Tools for Every C... - 0 views

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    "Are you a math teacher looking for some super cool resources to engage students and assist them with mastering content?

    Then look no further than this collection of Digital Tools for Math to locate exactly what you need to tech up your next lesson or project. With dozens of suggestions in the areas of web tools, apps, formative assessment, QR codes, math glossaries, and recommendations for whom and what to follow on social media, there's sure to be a tip, trick or tool for any math teacher!"
John Evans

Using LEGO to Build Math Concepts | Scholastic.com - 4 views

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    "I was not one of those LEGO® kids growing up. Sure, my brothers had LEGO bricks, and every so often I'd kidnap some tiny LEGO men for a make-believe game. But I didn't truly appreciate the engineering capacity of those studded plastic bricks. They were just so rigidly rectangular!
    As an adult, I've come to appreciate LEGO, both for its rectilinear aesthetic, and even more so, for its mathematical might. In the classroom, the tiny bricks are now my favorite possibility-packed math manipulative! Read on for a sampling of math activities that use LEGO pieces to build and reinforce key math concepts."
John Evans

ISTE | Use Minecraft to teach math - 3 views

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    "We know that kids love computer games and will spend hours on end totally engrossed in them. But "education games" are often neither educational nor much fun. The challenge is to find a way to organize, implement, manage, assess, guide and provide ample learning opportunities and still keep games fun.

    Minecraft - a wildly popular game that kids just can't stop playing - is changing that. I have found that Minecraft combined with design-based learning is the most powerful educational tool I have ever seen!"
John Evans

Over 30 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers (Chart) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile... - 7 views

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    "YouTube is absolutely one of the best sources of educational videos out there. It hosts tons of video content some of which is tailored specifically for the educational community. There is now a growing number of YouTube channels created by teachers and educators where you can find teaching materials to use in your class. over the last few years, we have reviewed a number of these channels and today we spent sometime going through our archive and decided to feature some of these resources into the chart below.  Whether you are looking for specific subject-based content or general knowledge videos, the collections below have you covered. Enjoy"
John Evans

60 Apps to Teach STEAM in the Classroom - 1 views

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    "Using a tablet to explore STEAM concepts is a natural pairing-as kids drag, draw and create they learn more about technology and the world around them. That's why we've gathered 60 of our favorite apps for teaching STEAM in the classroom, with recommendations for every grade level. Read on to get our list!"
John Evans

Pixar In A Box Teaches Math Through Real Animation Challenges | MindShift | KQED News - 4 views

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    "The Pixar In A Box lessons start with a technical problem that animators face and work into the math from there. In each video a real Pixar animator lays out the technical problem, and then students get to experiment with interactive elements to better understand the problem. Gradually the video works towards a more explicit explanation of the math involved, and by the end the student is calculating to solve the actual problems faced at Pixar.

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John Evans

Top TED Ed Lessons for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 2 views

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    "TED Ed Lessons is one of the best resources for educational video content to use with your students in class. It features less than  10 minutes lessons created by teachers and animated by professional animators .The goal is to amplify teachers voice and make learning more enjoyable and accessible to students from all around the world. More importantly, TED Ed lessons are customizable so that teachers can appropriate them according to the learning needs of their students. To customize a TED Ed lesson you need to be registered. Registration is free. In today's selection, we are sharing with you some of the most popular Math TED Ed lessons."
John Evans

ISTE | Make math concrete with digital fabrication - 1 views

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    "For too many students, doing mathematics means just plugging numbers into a memorized formula to get an answer. And because they don't understand the formulas they're using, they often fail to use the right one.

    Take a look at Isaac's work below, for example. He is a fifth grade student who tried to find the surface area of a rectangular prism by incorrectly adapting a previously memorized formula for calculating perimeter. He calculated two times the length plus two times the width (2L + 2W) and tried to account for the height by multiplying it by 4, then adding it to the previous sum. Unfortunately, Isaac is not alone in this type of approach. Students who use formulas by rote may never come to see mathematics as sense-making and may never understand the formulas they use. And there are so many formulas to memorize! Teachers who prematurely introduce students to formulas risk denying them opportunities to develop the necessary conceptual foundations for mathematical understanding."
John Evans

60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom | Teacher Tech - 2 views

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    "I have been asked by math teachers how they can use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is great for any subject area, especially math! Earlier I had posted on 5 ways Students Can Use Google Docs in Math. This builds on those ideas with a list of 60 ways Google Classroom can be used by Math teachers."
Phil Taylor

Math Tech Tips: g(Math) for Forms new features! - 0 views

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    "g(Math) for Forms new features!"
John Evans

An Amazingly Effective Way To Help Your Child Master Math Skills With LEGO Blocks - 1 views

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    "Lego is phenomenal super-toy, which helps stimulate kids' creativity, imagination, as well as logical thinking.

    Yet, school teacher Alycia Zimmerman do not only use it as a toy, but also as a great aid to develop basic math skills among her young minds. Lego blocks, she finds, are good tool to explain fractions, squares and other mathematical concepts.

    "In the classroom, the tiny bricks are now my favorite possibility-packed math manipulative," she writes in an article for Scholastic that goes more into depth about these bricks' potential uses."
John Evans

Lego blocks: An incredibly effective way to develop your child's math skills - 1 views

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    "Lego is a phenomenal children's toy. It's little wonder then that both adults and kids enjoy playing around with it. It can help stimulate your imagination, your creative abilities, and your logical thinking. In turn, it can be used not only as a toy, but also as a great aid to learning both in the classroom and at home.
    School teacher Alycia Zimmerman regularly uses Lego to help develop basic math skills among her pupils. Lego blocks, she finds, offer a great opportunity to explain fundamental math concepts and calculations in a way which is immediately understandable for young minds.
    So for those who can't find the right words or who find they haven't got the patience to help with their kid's math homework, here are a few examples which Alycia uses. Each and everyone of them is incredibly simple, but seriously effective."
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