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Nigel Coutts

Do We Truly Understand Place Value? - The Learner's Way - 11 views

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    James Tanton shattered my understanding of the vertical algorithm. More than that, he helped me to see how poorly I understood place value and that many of my students function with the same misunderstanding. What made the experience more humbling was that it took him less than two minutes to do this.
Nigel Coutts

Mathematical thinking presents teachers and students with new challenges - The Learner'... - 15 views

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    The shift away from teaching for the rote memorisation of prescribed methods requires teachers to rethink their approach to the discipline. With this new pedagogy comes a need to understand the processes of mathematical thinking in ways not previously required. When we require our students to be able to reason and problem-solve through unique challenges we also require our teachers to have an understanding of the mathematical moves that their learners are likely to call upon.
Nigel Coutts

Number Talks for Number Sense - The Learner's Way - 7 views

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    "Number Talks" is an approach to the teaching and learning of Number Sense. Rather than relying on the rote-memorisation of isolated number facts achieved through drills of "table-facts", Number Talks aim to build confident, number fluency, where learners recognise patterns within and between numbers and understand the properties of numbers and operations. Number Talks are a "mind on" learning task that engages students in an active learning process as they search for patterns, decompose and recompose numbers and develop a flexible understanding.
Nigel Coutts

A Conceptual approach to Big Understandings and Mathematical Confidence - The Learner's... - 14 views

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    This traditional pedagogy results in students developing a negative attitude towards mathematics. Many develop a mathematical phobia and believe that they are not a "maths person". When confronted by challenging mathematics they retreat and have no or only poor strategies with which to approach new ideas. This all leads to a decline in the number of students pursuing mathematical learning beyond the years where it is compulsory. Fortunately there is a growing body of research that shows there is a better way. 
Nigel Coutts

Teaching mathematicians shouldn't be like programming a computer - The Learner's Way - 11 views

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    Traditional methods of teaching maths have more in common with how we programme a computer that what we might do if we wanted to engage our students in mathematical thinking. We shouldn't be overly surprised then when our students consider mathematics to be all about learning a set of rules that they need to apply in the right order so as to output the correct response. But is there a better way?
Nigel Coutts

The messages we send about learning - The Learner's Way - 10 views

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    We send our students many messages about learning, growth, ability, potential. . . Sometimes we are sending these messages deliberately, such as when we talk about growth mindset and the rewards of effort, persistence and risk taking. At other times the messages we send are accidental, incidental and unplanned; these are often the strongest messages we send. 
Nigel Coutts

Rethinking Mathematics Education - The Learner's Way - 32 views

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    What becomes clear, as you dive further into the emerging research that connects what we know about learning, mindsets, dispositions for learning and the development of mathematical understandings, is that a new approach is required. We need to move away from memorisation and rule based simplifications of mathematics and embrace a model of learning that is challenging and exciting. We can and should be emerging all our students in the beauty and power of mathematics in learning environments full of multiple representations, rich dialogue and collaborative learning. 
Nigel Coutts

Does Mathematics Education need a re-think? - 56 views

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    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.
Deborah Baillesderr

TEDxNYED - Dan Meyer - 03/06/10 - YouTube - 76 views

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    This guy is such a great teacher and I love his blog. So many ideas!
S. Roualet

Lessons Worth Sharing--TED - 64 views

shared by S. Roualet on 25 Apr 12 - No Cached
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      Ted ed is going to a powerful resource in my classroom
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      Ted ed is going to be a great tool in helping my students achieve their specified learning goal.  Ted ed will accomplish this by allowing my students to access educational videos from their home, smartphone, or in the computer lab.  This will be so powerful, because of the tools that ted ed supplies the user with think, and dig deeper, and the ability for user created quizzes.  I plan to assign videos for homework and then hold students accountable by tracking their quizzes.
    • Mary Solymossy
       
      Ted ed is going to shared to motivate my teachers and students. These resources will be infused into the curricular lessons to introduce engaging perspectives on information they're teaching/learning and to ignite creativity.
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    this is an amazing new website from TED. Watch animated videos with built in quizzes and lessons, or upload your own videos and share. Wonderful resource for the flipped classroom
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    http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch/2012/04/26/flip-this-video-a-ted-ed-update/ This article by Joyce Valenza explains how videos from TED-Ed can be "flipped" to become lessons plans and extension ideas, allowing for a richer and more differentiated experience.
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    The New TED website specifically for educators. Features illustrated videos. In Beta
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    Create Lessons Worth Sharing around YouTube videos
Gerald Carey

TIMES Modules - 115 views

  • These modules are prepared by AMSI as part of The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) Project. The modules are organised under the strand titles of the Australian Curriculum. Number and Algebra Measurement and Geometry Statistics and Probability The modules are written for teachers. Each module contains a discussion of a component of the mathematics curriculum from early primary up to the end of Year 10. There are exercises that teachers may wish to undertake – answers are given at the end of the module and often screencasts giving a solution are linked and indicated by an icon.
teacherboyle

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - 45 views

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    membership for a year
Chris Betcher

What does the future of Maths teaching look like? - 2 views

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    If we are to re-engage students with Mathematics, I believe we need to be constantly and consistently striving toward tasks that are collaborative, problem-based and relevant. This does not mean that explicit teaching goes out the window.
meldar

Illuminations: Welcome to Illuminations - 169 views

shared by meldar on 05 May 11 - Cached
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    Resources for Teaching Maths
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    Provides standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.
James Davis

Mathematics and Multimedia - 159 views

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    A blog about math resources -- lots of stuff here.
Holly Barlaam

STEM Resources from Discovery - 54 views

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    Siemens STEM Academy--lots of teacher resources, webinars, professional development resources, etc. Teachers can also upload and share resources. STEM (science, engineering, technology, math)
Rachelle Garton

nrich.maths.org :: Mathematics Enrichment :: October 2010 Front Page - 126 views

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    A great site for mathematical problems. Interactive resources available as well. Teacher notes as well for solving particular problems.
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