Does Mathematics Education need a rethink?  56 views

Once upon a time Mathematics was easy to teach. A typical lesson would begin with a direction towards a particular page of the text book and would conclude with the ceremonial marking of the answers. This process was repeated over and over, year after year and in the end students would be able to repeat the required method with a satisfactory degree of accuracy.
Girls & STEM  31 views

Watching video from the Apollo space programme one can't help but notice how things have changed since those days in the early 1970s. Banks of small round rectangular screens, dot matrix printers, a myriad of switches and dials each with a specific task to perform and a design aesthetic that says functionality in mild mannered green. What is missing beside the sort of computing power we carry in our pockets today are women. In the 70s science and engineering was what men did and from a quick look at the statistics there continues to be much room for change.
What is effective teaching of mathematics?  53 views
5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills  Edutopia  57 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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Math = Love: Ms. Hagan's Book of Exponent Rules  48 views
Mathematics Flash Cards and more  32 views
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers  87 views

"This is a list that comprises some of the best math apps and extensions in Chrome store. We have literally gone through hundreds of apps to finally decide on the apps that would make the cut.These extensions are meant to help kids develop math skills through a wide variety of exercises, activities, games, interactive simulations and many more. Some of these apps are integrated with Google Drive and are also available for iPad, Android, and Chromebooks."
Telling a Story With Data  Langwitches Blog  42 views
The University of Arizona  Institute for Mathematics & Education  35 views

"Progressions Documents", the documents which outline specific mathematical learning progressions upon which the Common Core State Standards were based. If you're in a state that teaches these you should definitely find some time to read through them. If you are a teacher elsewhere, it can't hurt to understand these progressions.