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Chema Falcó

'Not a Math Person': How to Remove Obstacles to Learning Math | MindShift | KQED News - 3 views

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    La autoclasificación sobre si se es "bueno o malo" en matemáticas influye en el aprendizaje de esta área... ¡y eso se puede cambiar!
Martin Burrett

Maths learned best when children move - 25 views

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    "Children improve at maths when instruction engages their own bodies. This is one of the findings from a recent study coming from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports. The results also document that children require individualised learning strategies."
Martin Burrett

Board Game by @ICTmagic - 61 views

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    "A fully customisable board game to print and use in your class. Edit the cards, squares, prices of square and money denotations."
Martin Burrett

Maths Oracy Mat by @snoopycmf - 21 views

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    "A talking mat to encourage reasoning in maths lessons through oracy. The mat features a range of sentence stems to guide children."
Martin Burrett

Imaginary Geometry - Kanizsa Figures by @CambridgeMaths - 30 views

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    "Italian psychologist Geatano Kanizsa first described this optical illusion in 1955 as a subjective or illusory contour illusion. The study of such optical illusions has led to an understanding of how the brain and eyes perceive optical information and has been used considerably by artists and designers alike. They show the power of human imagination in filling in the gaps to make implied constructions in our own minds.

    Kanizsa figures and similar illusions are a really useful way to encourage learners to 'say what they see' and to explain how they see it. It offers a chance for others to become aware of the different views available in a diagram and share their own thoughts without the 'danger' of being wrong; many people see different things."
Martin Burrett

Study finds cash and coins help engage primary maths students - 7 views

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    "Primary school students are more likely to understand and engage with maths if classes use real money and real-life projects, according to a Western Sydney University pilot study.
    The findings come as Australian students lag behind other countries in maths, with Year 4 students dropping from 18th to 28th out of 49 countries in year 4 maths in the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science study."
Martin Burrett

Real Life Maths: Potions Lesson by @PrimaryLessons - 40 views

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    "This is a really good way of testing out practical measuring skills in Maths lessons.

    I always teach 'measuring' by incorporating a Harry Potter themed Potions lesson. Pupils follow potion recipes to create potions from the Harry Potter universe, e.g. Polyjuice Potion or Skele-gro. I have a mixture of powders (cornflour), plants (herbs) and potions (water with food colouring). I then have pipettes, a range of different containers with different scales for measuring liquids, scales for measuring the plants and powders, in addition to gloves for handling the 'poisonous' plants, a pestle and mortar for the plants and stopwatches for timing."
Martin Burrett

'Singapore' approach to teaching maths can work in UK classrooms - 14 views

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    "Mastery - an approach to teaching maths commonly used in East Asian countries - can significantly benefit children in UK schools, a University of Exeter academic has found.

    The independent research, conducted by the Oxford University Department of Education, is the first academic study to show this teaching method, now supported by the UK Government, can be effective."
Martin Burrett

UKEdMag: 'I'm rubbish at Maths' How personal experience can influence teaching by @kara... - 11 views

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    I'm rubbish at Maths' are words that regularly come out of mouth during my adult life. This fixed mindset is deep rooted. When faced with a Maths challenge I have immediate flashbacks to those bottom set Maths lessons where everyone else were given more complicated problems with bigger numbers to solve. I may have a fixed mindset in terms of my own capabilities, but I believe every child has the capacity to be a fantastic Mathematician, if they are given the opportunity and are encouraged to have the belief in the 'power of yet'.
Martin Burrett

Parents' maths skills 'rub off' on their children - 17 views

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    Parents who excel at maths produce children who excel at maths. This is according to a recently released University of Pittsburgh study, which shows a distinct transfer of math skills from parent to child. The study specifically explored intergenerational transmission-the concept of parental influence on an offspring's behaviour or psychology-in mathematic capabilities.
Shannon Knight

Khan Academy Math - 6 views

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    Math website with tutorials, support, etc.
C CC

Teachers to be judged by pupils times tables tests - UKEdChat.com - 14 views

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    Every pupil in England will be expected to have memorised their times tables before leaving primary school, under new government plans, reports the BBC.

    These will also see new tests of multiplication skills at the age of 11.

    The checks will be pi…
Martin Burrett

Math Learning Center Geoboard - 34 views

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    A site/app which allows pupils to explore geometry & other maths on a digital geoboard.
H DeWaard

5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills | Edutopia - 59 views

  • origami
  • This art form engages students and sneakily enhances their skills -- including improved spatial perception and logical and sequential thinking.
  • Here are some ways that origami can be used in your classroom to improve a range of skills:

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  • Geometry
  • According to the National Center for Education Statistics in 2003, geometry was one area of weakness among American students.
  • Origami has been found to strengthen an understanding of geometric concepts, formulas, and labels, making them come alive.
  • Thinking Skills
  • Origami excites other modalities of learning. It has been shown to improve spatial visualization skills using hands-on learning.
  • Fractions
  • Folding paper can demonstrate the fractions in a tactile way.
  • Problem Solving
  • Often in assignments, there is one set answer and one way to get there. Origami provides children an opportunity to solve something that isn't prescribed and gives them a chance to make friends with failure (i.e. trial and error).
  • Origami is a fun way to explain physics concepts. A thin piece of paper is not very strong, but if you fold it like an accordion it will be.
  • Researchers have found that students who use origami in math perform better.
  • STEAM
  • While schools are still catching up to the idea of origami as a STEAM engine (the merging of these disciplines), origami is already being used to solve tough problems in technology.
  • Additionally, the National Science Foundation, one of the government's largest funding agencies, has supported a few programs that link engineers with artists to use origami in designs. The ideas range from medical forceps to foldable plastic solar panels.
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    Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, has applications in the modern-day classroom for teaching geometry, thinking skills, fractions, problem solving, and fun science.
Martin Burrett

Matific - 50 views

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    A superb site and apps full of maths games for primary aged children.
Martin Burrett

Prodigy - 72 views

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    A superb maths game set in a vast magical world, reminiscent of the early Final Fantasy games. Complete the challenges and battle with monsters by answering maths questions. There is a teacher's dashboard so you can set up and track the progress of your students. Questions are age appropriate and adapt to the ability of the child to keep them moving on.
Martin Burrett

Graphing Stories - 85 views

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    A site with a collection of maths videos designed to get students drawing graphs. Watch the motion of objects or values on scale in the videos and plot the numbers. The videos have the correct answers at the end.
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    Do you have to be in the UK for the volume to work on these videos? I tried playing and they run but without audio. Thanks!
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