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John Evans

Amazon math app aims to slow kids' summer learning loss - CNET - 0 views

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    "My sixth-grader has challenges with math during the school year, so I can only imagine what a three-month break is going to do to his already tenuous grasp of the subject.

    Amazon company TenMarks is hoping to combat this kind of "summer learning loss" with its Summer Math Program, a personalized course tailored to nearly all grade-school students. Normally priced at $39.95, the program is free for the summer."
John Evans

A Great New App to Help Kids Practice Math Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile L... - 4 views

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    "MathSmash: Animal Rescue is a free game based on the popular collapse gaming mechanic that kids love, but driven entirely by students ability to answer math questions correctly."
John Evans

Free Online Program for Math and English from PracTutor | Class Tech Tips - 0 views

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    "This summer PracTutor is offering their online curriculum completely free for students.  This personalized curriculum includes a diagnostic pre-test that measures current learning levels and customizes a learning path for every student.  This summer your students can practice Math and English skills through various question types, manipulatives, and videos with scaffolds and support."
John Evans

Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other Common Core math surprises - The Hechinge... - 0 views

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    "t's time to debunk the myths about who is good in math, and Common Core state standards move us toward this worthy goal. Mathematics and technology leaders support the standards because they are rooted in the new brain and learning sciences.
    All children are different in their thinking, strength and interests. Mathematics classes of the past decade have valued one type of math learner, one who can memorize well and calculate fast.
    Yet data from the 13 million students who took PISA tests showed that the lowest achieving students worldwide were those who used a memorization strategy - those who thought of math as a set of methods to remember and who approached math by trying to memorize steps. The highest achieving students were those who thought of math as a set of connected, big ideas."
John Evans

Stanford Study Shows Dramatic Math Improvement From Playing Video Games Just 10 Minutes... - 3 views

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    "Third graders played for just 10 minutes per day, 3 days a week, for four weeks. The comparison group's class received the same materials and the same instruction, but didn't play the game. The result of playing was a staggering 20.5% improvement after just two hours of self-guided play."
John Evans

5 Math Apps for Math Averse Students | Edudemic - 4 views

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    "Math is a core subject and one used in everyday life, especially throughout the K-12 years. Students who enjoy and generally perform well in math classes will have their choice of an amalgam of apps to aid them in both study and enjoyment. There are, however, a fair number of students who simply don't like to do math at school and who certainly won't easily be tempted to do extra math at home. Luckily, there are a series of apps available to help math averse students. Some of these are geared towards students who need visual stimulation such as colors, patterns, and graphics to remain engaged in general math concepts. Other students, those who are geared toward auditory stimulation, will be interested only if sound and music come into play. In addition to focusing on multiple communication preferences, some math apps disguise learning in the form of game play. Students who have fun while learning can greatly benefit from these math 'games', especially if they are in the younger grades."
John Evans

MyScript Calculator with Handwriting Recognition to Solve Problems | Class Tech Tips - 1 views

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    "There are lots of apps that ca n "wow" a crowd and MyScript Calculator is definitely one of them.  Write an equation (simple or complex) onto your screen and the app will use handwriting recognition software to solve the problem.  This fantastic free app can be used by students to check their work, especially order of operations.  If you've tried this app before update to the most recent version to access all of their great features.  You'll need to try it to believe it!"
John Evans

Petals Around the Rose - Life-Long-Learners @bkmeltcalfe - 1 views

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    "I believe that problem solving is one of the most important skills that our students can acquire in our classrooms today. In a recent post, entitled "Problem Solving with 'Aunt Emma'", I described an engaging activity which helps students look at problems from a variety of different perspectives. Today, I want to share with you a similar problem solving classroom activity that you can use to challenge your students to think laterally."
John Evans

Awesome Interactive Simulations for Learning Math and Science - 4 views

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    "PhET is a very good platform that offers free interactive simulations to help  students develop a an informed understanding of a variety of phenomena covering science, physics and math.  These simulations come to life via the use of graphics, interactive controls, sliders and radio buttons. Students can easily manipulate its intuitive interface and even get animated feedback and responses as they navigate their way through simulations.
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John Evans

Real-World Math: A Bit Of Trig And Hay For The Horses : NPR Ed : NPR - 0 views

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    "uilding a giant steel bale feeder is hard. Try it.

    Problem No. 1: Unless you live in ranch country, you probably don't even know what it's supposed to look like - regardless of whether you can build one.

    Problem No. 2: Arc welding is involved.

    Problem No. 3: Getting it right requires some serious math."
John Evans

Here's The Answer To The Cheryl's Birthday Math Problem - 0 views

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    "It's one thing for celebrity hijinks or cute animal stories to take off on social media. That happens all the time.

    It's not too often a math problem goes viral, especially when it doesn't involve a complaint about Common Core.

    Over the weekend, Singapore TV personality Kenneth Kong posted a logic problem on his Facebook page that was given to high school kids competing in a math olympiad."
John Evans

Math Coach's Corner: Developing Fraction Sense - 0 views

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    "'ve been reading a powerful new resource titled Beyond Pizzas & Pies, by Julie McNamara and Meghan M. Shaughnessy.  They describe fraction sense this way:
    Fraction sense implies a deep and flexible understanding of fractions that is not dependent on any one context or type of problem.  Fraction sense is tied to common sense: Students with fraction sense can reason about fractions and don't apply rules and procedures blindly; nor do they give nonsensical answers to problems involving fractions."
John Evans

14 Math Edugames for Students | Class Tech Tips - 1 views

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    "Here's a list of 14 Math Edugames!  Whether you use these for enrichment, intervention, in stations, or simply recommend a favorite to families, you're sure to find something to meet the needs of your students."
John Evans

Geometry iPad Activities ~ Mrs.Wideen's Blog - 1 views

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    "As I am wrapping up my geometry unit, I wanted to share some of my favourite activities I created for my kids to show their thinking.  When I told them that we were starting a new unit next week they were upset because they had so much fun learning and showing their thinking during this unit.  I hope you can find some of the following activities useful and fun!"
Nigel Coutts

Lessons Learned - 6 views

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    With one term down now is the perfect time to look back and identify what has worked and suggest some areas for growth ahead of Term Two. - Stand Up Meetings, Genius Hour, Science, History, Optional Homework, Growth Mindsets
John Evans

A Wonderful Math Website for Students - 4 views

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    "MathGames provides 1200 different ways to practice math, ranging from Pre-K all the way to the 8th grade. Parents and Teachers get instant feedback on their students progress and can decide which method is best used to reach their students - interactive questions or fun games powered by the very same content. Whatever works best to keep students engaged and focused on practicing math."
John Evans

Relevant Math For Students' Lives: Creating Context With Social Justice Issues | MindShift - 3 views

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    "Perhaps one of the most common questions teachers hear from students who struggle with math is, "When will I ever need this in the real world?" Concepts educators are covering can often feel archaic and remote from the things students care about in their immediate lives. But when educators think creatively about helping students see the applications of math in the real world, it provides a unique point of entry and interest into a subject that many kids may dislike."
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