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3 Ways GameBased Learning Can Boost Math Skills  EdTech Magazine  0 views

"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, gamebased 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 fifthgrade teacher in Hillsborough County, tells Education Week that after incorporating mathstrategy games  think word problems with corresponding interactive elements  his students' mathskills scores went from an average of 49 percent to 83 percent. The students themselves also reported more enjoyment from math."
20 YouTube Channels Every Math Teacher Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and M...  2 views

"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 refeaturing this list of the most popular YouTube channels for math teachers. "
5Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math  Edutopia  3 views

"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 visuallydriven 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!"
Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding  Edutopia  2 views

"From content consumption to content creation, there are many ways to use mobile devices with students. They can create howto 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."
Inverse  1 views

"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 numbersheavy 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 mathphobic 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."
Citizen Maths  Free online Level 2 maths course for adults  0 views

"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 16yearold 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 ninepoint checklist to see if Citizen Maths can help you."
Cognitive Access to Numbers: the Philosophical Significance of Empirical findings About...  1 views

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
Ontario Math Links: Math Links for Week Ending May 26th, 2017  2 views
Best Websites for Teaching Math: More Than 50 Resources!  5 views

"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 K12 and is chockfull 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:"
Ontario Math Links: Math Links for Week Ending May 19th, 2017  1 views
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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."
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."