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John Evans

Here's how to win at Monopoly, according to math experts | - 3 views

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    "Mathematicians Hannah Fry and Thomas Oléron Evans have crunched the numbers. Forget utilities - these are the properties you really should be investing in."
John Evans

Learning Never Stops: 56 great math websites for students of any age - 2 views

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    "Below you will find 56 of the best math resource websites available. Parents and teachers of children 3 to 23 who are looking for videos, games, worksheets, printables, lessons, tutorials, calculators, worksheet generators, activities or interactives will likely find what they are looking for.
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John Evans

Building a Thinking Classroom in Math | Edutopia - 1 views

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    "Over more than a decade, the author has developed a 14-point plan for encouraging students to engage deeply with math content."
John Evans

Ontario Math Links: Math Links for Week Ending Oct. 6th, 2017 - 0 views

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    "I have added a new page to this blog. I called it Notable Links. It compiles many of the teacher generated sites (Estimation 180, WODB etc) as well as many teacher blogs where they often share resources. It's by no means a complete list and I am sure I will miss some but I wanted to have a running list of the best stuff somewhere (if only for me)"
John Evans

There's No Such Thing as Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation |... - 1 views

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    "Imagine a parent telling a child, "I'm just not a reading person." Sounds odd, doesn't it? Now reread the same cartoon, substituting "math" for "reading." Suddenly it doesn't seem so absurd. But it should!

    As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice.
    It's common to hear well educated adults declare themselves "not a math person," sometimes proudly. Indeed, many people of all ages believe that mathematical ability is something you are either born with or not, rather than something to be mastered with focused effort. This belief is wrong. What's more, it's harmful to kids as they have their first experiences learning math; the attitude that "I can't learn math" quickly becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice. Reforming these perceptions needs to be a priority for teachers, parents, and creators of new learning tools that align to the way these digital-savvy students learn."
John Evans

These four easy steps can make you a math whiz - 1 views

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    "Many people find mathematics daunting. If true, this piece is for you. If not, this piece is still for you.

    What do you think of when you think about mathematics? Perhaps you think about x's and y's, intractable fractions, or nonsensical word problems. The cartoonist Gary Larson once depicted hell's library as containing only giant tomes of word problems. You know, "If a train leaves New York…"

    I was trained as a mathematician, and I will let you in on a trade secret: That is not what mathematics is, nor where it lives. It's true that learning mathematics often involves solving problems, but it should focus on the joy of solving puzzles, rather than memorizing rules.

    I invite you to see yourself as a problem solver and mathematician. And I'd like to introduce you to the man who once invited me to the study of problem solving: George Pólya."
John Evans

A Math Framework for Multiple Grade Levels | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Using simple images, the Splat! lessons teach a range of math concepts at different levels of difficulty. Download free 50 lessons.
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John Evans

3 Ways Game-Based Learning Can Boost Math Skills | EdTech Magazine - 0 views

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    "Games can be a great tool for teaching students about complex topics like digital citizenship, politics and even science. With about 47 percent of kids aged 4 to 13 playing digital games every day, game-based learning is poised to further engage children in the classroom.

    One classroom in Tampa, Fla., has discovered that digital games can help some children with mathematics. Gregory Smith, a fifth-grade teacher in Hillsborough County, tells Education Week that after incorporating math-strategy games - think word problems with corresponding interactive elements - his students' math-skills scores went from an average of 49 percent to 83 percent. The students themselves also reported more enjoyment from math."
John Evans

20 YouTube Channels Every Math Teacher Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and M... - 2 views

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    "YouTube remains one of the best resources for educational video content to use with students in class. Over the past few years we reviewed and shared several YouTube channels that offer educational content for teachers and students and today we are re-featuring this list of the most popular YouTube channels for math teachers. "
John Evans

5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math | Edutopia - 3 views

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    "With Pi Day coming up, we wanted to shout out to all the amazing YouTube creators who are making math videos! (Of course, if it's Pi Day videos you want, check out our "Hooray for Pi Day" post.) Math may not seem like a natural fit for the visually-driven medium of video -- but you'd be amazed by the creativity of some of these creators who bring the complexities of all levels of math to life on the small screen. Math teachers, this one's for you!"
John Evans

Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding | Edutopia - 2 views

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    "From content consumption to content creation, there are many ways to use mobile devices with students. They can create how-to videos for authentic audiences, explain their thinking through screencasting, or use scannable technology in the math classroom, for example. Mobile devices can also be used to help students practice foundational math skills and build their math fluency. You might decide to use an app on this list as part of an intervention plan or add it to a newsletter for families."
John Evans

Inverse - 1 views

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    "As you may remember from your own (in)glorious youth, most university students are required to take a statistics course even if they hate math and aren't in a particularly numbers-heavy major.
    Ellen Peters, a professor of psychology at Ohio State University, heard this was driving a lot undergrads on her campus crazy. "A lot of the students are really threatened by it. They're kind of afraid of it, they dread taking it," she says. "If they do dread it, they can end up in a cycle of failure."
    Curious to see if she could make a positive change among math-phobic Buckeyes, Peters created an intervention that tested whether or not value affirmation could improve student's comfort and ability with numbers, otherwise known as numerical literacy or numeracy.
    The results, which were published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, indicate that confidence and core values have a lot to do with learning the numbers."
John Evans

Control Alt Achieve: Learn Math with your Face (and Google Docs) - 2 views

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    "We all know it is best to learn math by using our hands (interactive stuff) and using our heads (critical thinking). But how about if we also use our faces"
John Evans

Citizen Maths - Free online Level 2 maths course for adults - 0 views

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    "Citizen Maths is for people who want to improve their grasp of maths, and become more confident in using maths at work and in life. Maths may have passed you by at school. Or you may be rusty. Maybe you've passed maths exams but find it hard to apply what you know to the types of problem you need to solve now. Problems like using spreadsheets, judging amounts or assessing odds.

    If so, then Citizen Maths may be for you.

    The course is at 'Level 2' - the level that a 16-year-old school leaver is expected to achieve in maths. (For questions about certification, please see our FAQ.)

    The course is based on solving the kinds of problems that come up at work and in life. And it is free. All you need is access to a computer, the internet and a basic grasp of maths. Sign up straight away, or try our nine-point check-list to see if Citizen Maths can help you."
John Evans

Math Before Bed - Nighttime Numeracy: Sending out math prompts for you and your child t... - 1 views

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    "Nighttime Numeracy: Sending out math prompts for you and your child to discuss before bed."
Sheri Oberman

Cognitive Access to Numbers: the Philosophical Significance of Empirical findings About... - 1 views

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    We teach children about numbers, but how do people come to know what numbers are, given that they are abstract? There must be some process of learning that takes place. This paper explores this problem, offers several alternative accounts of what a number is, and argues that the concept of a number can be learned by learning to recognize the size of a set or collection of entities. Teachers call this subetizing
John Evans

Best Websites for Teaching Math: More Than 50 Resources! - 5 views

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    "We recently sent the call out on our Teacher HELPLINE! for teachers to tell us the best websites for teaching math. And wow, did you all come through! We've gathered all the links and a short description of each math website. The list encompasses grades K-12 and is chock-full of resources, games, freebies, and innovative programs. Not to alarm you, but, we think you're going to want to bookmark it. STAT!

    Without further ado, here it is:"
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