Ontario Math Links: Math Links for Week Ending May 19th, 2017  1 views
Sunil Singh  Medium  1 views
Free Technology for Teachers: 21 Real World Math Lessons for High School Students  2 views

"Getting to teach economics lessons is one of my favorite things about being a social studies teacher. In economics lessons high school students start to see how many of the math concepts, logic concepts, and political theory they've learned can apply to them in the "real world" after high school. Econ Ed Link is a great resource for lesson plans, videos, and interactive activities for teaching economics concepts. They recently published an updated list of their Math In the Real World lesson plan library.
Math In the Real World lesson plans include activities to teach students how to analyze business profit and loss, how the stock market works, and how distribution of income can influence government policies. The Math In the Real World lesson plans also include activities that have a more personal appeal to students. Those lesson plans include building credit, building a savings, and the dangers of payday loan schemes. The payday loan lesson plan is one that has previously been featured here on Free Technology for Teachers."
Spinner Math  Harry O'Malley  2 views
LowTech, HighImpact  edtechdigest.com  0 views
Number Talk Images  Accueil  Home  3 views
Eddie Woo  YouTube  2 views
The StudentCentered Math Class  Edutopia  0 views

"Close your eyes and picture the most recent math class you taught. Who is doing the math? Who is doing the talking? Who is doing the thinking? Three years ago, my answer would have been "me"the teacher. My students were doing math, but I was probably telling them how to think and what to do most of the time.
My big aha moment was being introduced to the research of Peter Liljedahl, a professor at Simon Fraser University. Liljedahl proposes three strategies that you can implement in order to create what he calls the thinking classroom: Start with good problems, use visibly random groups, and work regularly on vertical nonpermanent surfaces. I started using these three strategies in my math classes, and they have been an absolute gamechanger. I can confidently say that my students now do most of the thinking and talking in my classroom."
Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Math Tutorial YouTube Channels Not Named Khan Academy  2 views

"One of the most popular posts of all time on this blog featured math tutorial YouTube channels for high school and college students. That post was originally created as a response to an email from a reader who was seeking suggestions for math videos that were not on Khan Academy. This evening I took some time to update my list of math tutorial channels on YouTube that are not Khan Academy. Here's the new list."
Free Technology for Teachers: Desmos Now Offers an Online Geometry Tool  0 views
Reinventing Math Class with EquatIO (Chrome Extension)  Shake Up Learning  1 views
Some Good iPad Math Apps for High School Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile L...  1 views

"Today we spent sometime going through iTunes App Store collections for high school students and curated for you the apps below. These are some good applications high school students can use to help them with their math. The apps are arranged into three main categories: Algebra, Geometry and graphing and calculation apps. We invite you to check them out and share with your students. The visual below is also available for free download in PDF format from "
ASCD Express 12.15  With Math, Seeing Is Understanding  1 views

"Helping children visualize math is critical to their success in the subject. I recently observed a 5th grade class starting a lesson on area and perimeter. I turned to a girl who was in my class four years earlier and reminded her that she knew the topic. "Yes I do!" she said excitedly. "The perimeter is where you sit along the outside of the rug in morning meeting, and area is the inside of the rug, where the squares are. That's from 1st grade," she said confidently, circling her fingers in the air to represent her thinking.
Visual cues, like this one I use with my six and sevenyearold students, stick and show that envisioning math helps children learn in lasting ways. We teachers can do more to give students internal ways to see the structure of mathematicsto understand types of units and what it means to move between them, and to pull apart and combine numbers. But math instruction is changing.
At my school, in the early grades, we encourage children to use their fingers, something that feels so natural to them, to better understand numbers and the numbering system. We might talk about how a "high five" involves using a whole hand, which is really a unit made up of five fingers; while a thumbsup involves just one segment of that fivepart unit. We then go on to using things like beads on a string and, later, placevalue disks, which are like poker chips, to help children see and work with numbers, units, and place value."
Five Ways To Shift Teaching Practice So Students Feel Less Math Anxious  MindShift  K...  2 views

"Math has been a traditionally thorny subject in many American schools. Lots of children dislike math and many more adults stopped taking mathematics as soon as they are able, even when they were successful in their classes. At the same time, mathematical thinking is a crucial part of many of the most exciting and growing careers in science, technology, engineering and math, not to mention important for a general understanding of the mathematical world around us. So, what can U.S. math educators do to shift this dynamic?"
The exact age when girls lose interest in science and math  Feb. 28, 2017  2 views

"A new survey commissioned by Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) found that young girls in Europe become interested in socalled STEM subjects around the age of 11 and then quickly lose interest when they're 15.
"Conformity to social expectations, gender stereotypes, gender roles and lack of role models continue to channel girls' career choices away from STEM fields," said psychology professor Martin Bauer of the London School of Economics, who helped coordinate the survey of 11,500 girls across 12 European countries.
The survey also found that girls' interest in humanities subjects drops around the same age but then rebound sharply. Interest in STEM subjects does not recover.
"This means that governments, teachers and parents only have four or five years to nurture girls' passion before they turn their backs on these areas, potentially for good," Microsoft said."
How Kids Benefit From Learning To Explain Their Math Thinking  MindShift  KQED News  0 views

"Math teachers of older students sometimes struggle to get students to explain their thinking with evidence. It's hard to get kids in the habit of talking about how they are thinking about a problem when they've had many years of instruction that focused on getting the "right answer." That's why educators are now trying to get students in the habit of explaining their thinking at a young age. The Teaching Channel captured kindergarten and first grade teachers pushing students to give evidence for their answers in situations where there are several ways to think about a problem."
Without further ado, here it is:"