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Square Root of Kids Math Anxiety: Their Parents Help - 32 views

    So-called math-anxious parents who provided frequent help on homework actually hurt their children by passing on their anxiety, a study found.
H DeWaard

5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills | Edutopia - 53 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.
  • 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.
    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.
Debra Spear

MIT TechTV - Collection MIT+K12: FINALS (110 videos) - 49 views

    The videos in this collection are duplicates of those held in the MIT+K12 video channel on YouTube. They are being hosted here so that users who are unable to access content are able to view them.
Deborah Baillesderr

Global Math Challenge: an online contest for math lovers worldwide. - 42 views

    Second global math challenge starts 9/27/15. Kids loved the first one!
Deborah Baillesderr

The Radix Endeavor - 25 views

    "Integrate this STEM MMOG as supplemental curriculum into math and science classrooms and lessons."

KUSD Google Apps for Education - 39 views

    • ashleecopper
      Check out this link ( and other Google Apps for Education links. What are some ideas for ways that you could use this in your classroom?
    Google Apps provides filtered email to individual students in grades 2 and higher (and to classrooms of kindergarten and 1st grade students). Collaboration and other tools that are available that can be used across all subject areas.
Lorinda Cain-Bowles

Common Core and Classroom Instruction: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Education Next... - 37 views

    Good point about using number lines to teach fractions
Yozo Horiuchi

Prodigy Math Game - 89 views

    Prodigy is a free math game for Grades 1 - 8 that kids absolutely love! Learn over 300 critical math skills in our self-paced math game.
Yozo Horiuchi - 90 views

    Matific develops mathematical excellence and problem solving skills through playful interaction. Matific catalog features hundreds of math games and activities for ages 4-11, organized according to national math teaching programs and popular textbooks.
Martin Burrett

Matific - 49 views

    A superb site and apps full of maths games for primary aged children.
Eugene Van der Westhuizen

Teachers: Math in Videogames ~ Activities : Get The Math - 73 views

  • Math in Videogames Lesson Plan
  • Math in Videogames Lesson Plan
  • Math in Videogames Lesson Plan
    Maths in video games - lesson plan
Jac Londe

Wolfram Demonstrations Project - 83 views

    Intelligent ways to learns concepts related to mathematics
Martin Burrett

Prodigy - 72 views

    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 - 82 views

    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.
    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!
Kelly Boushell

Everyday Mathematics Online Games - 88 views

    "Below are a number of resources for parents to further supplement lessons with online games to play at home.

    The links below may provide students with an opportunity for practice. These websites are not connected to CEMSE or to Everyday Mathematics and our posting them does not constitute an endorsement."
Beverly Ozburn

WW_SpaceThinkMath.pdf - 37 views

  • Asking good questions and encouraging students to build on one
    another’s thinking gives students voice and enables them to become
    more critical thinkers in mathematics.
    • Beverly Ozburn
      Good strategy for use in any content area classroom!
  • students move into pairs
    to write their ideas, solutions, and strategies. A variety of materials, such
    as linking cubes and two-colour counters, are available for students to
    choose from when constructing mathematical models, making conjectures,
    and connecting their ideas.
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    • Beverly Ozburn
      Wouldn't it be great to use mobile devices to document their manipulatives and narrate their thinking out loud using an app such as Educreations? 
  • Scaffolding students’ exploration of a rich task too early can take
    away students’ opportunities to explore and build confidence with
    solving problems in their own way.
    • Beverly Ozburn
      May need some opportunities to fail to make the learning richer and more personal.
  • Following each presentation, students are invited to paraphrase
    what the presenters have shared, to ask questions for clarification, to elab
    orate on the presentation, and perhaps to challenge the presenters with a
    possible correction or alternative approach.
    • Beverly Ozburn
      Reflective learning!
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