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Leena Helttula

Enjoying Math: Learning Problem Solving with KenKen Puzzles - 16 views

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    "126 page free downloadable PDF book for grade 4-7 teachers showing how KenKen puzzles can turn mathematical problem solving into fun and how student motivation can be dramatically increased.
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David Wetzel

Writing in Mathematics: Assessing Understanding | Teaching Science and Math - 16 views

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    Writing in math is an excellent way to determine if students' understand or do not understand the math they are learning about.

    Allowing students to explain how they solved a math problem, how they developed a formula to solve a problem, or how they applied a math concept requires critical thinking.
Colleen K

Thinking Blocks - Model and Solve Math Word Problems - 21 views

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    This tool enables K-6 students to build visual models of word problems. There are hundreds of built-in math problems covering thirty-six different categories. Videos explain how to model each problem type. The full screen feature makes this application compatible with interactive white boards.
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    This is an incredible collection!!!
David Wetzel

3 Best Practices of Successful Science and Math Teachers - 17 views

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    What does it mean to be a successful science or math teacher? The definition of success is an elusive thing and measured in many ways. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines success as - resulting in or gaining a favorable outcome. This, without a doubt, is your and every other teacher's goal for their students.
David Wetzel

6 Online Project Based Learning Resources for Science and Math - 14 views

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    When students are engaged in learning science or math which is personal to them (real world problem solving), they become more engaged in the learning process. Project based learning situations in science and math increase opportunity for students to internalize and make connections.
David Wetzel

Ideas and Strategies for Using Voice Thread in Science and Math - 10 views

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    Are you searching for a way to share documents, presentations, slideshows, or a series of photos or images with your students?

    Then Voice Thread is the free Web 2.0 tool for you and your students (teachers can register for a free education account).
Mark Bethune

Solving equations with balance-strategy demo - 16 views

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    Using a balance strategy to solve equations. Great tool for teaching properties of equality when solving equations. Can even make your own equations
David Wetzel

12 Tips For Solving Word Problems: Teaching Children How to Solve Mathematics Problems - 14 views

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    The math word problem solving strategies presented work with any math problem regardless of the math concept or idea a child is learning.


David Wetzel

Saving the Sports Complex Algebra Project - 3 views

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    An algebra project focusing on a theme which interests students is more likely to engage them in the project, so lets take a look at sports. Many students participate in sports at some level, whether as part of a school team or a community team.

    For the most part these same students do not understand the costs involved to host the sport. Also, they do not understand how much money is needed to ensure a profitable season so the sport can continue from year to year.
David Wetzel

10 Elementary School Math Teaching Tips - 2 views

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    Teaching math to elementary students is critical for establishing a foundation of success in mathematics. There is a need for some basic memorization of facts, because students who do not memorize arithmetic functions struggle in upper grades.

    However, math must be fun and interesting, along with making connections with real-world applications.
David Wetzel

Solving Weaknesses in Math Education using Project Based Learning - 1 views

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    A framework is provided for making connections between everyday math problem and solving real world math problems. Connections are made regarding project based learning for teachers new to the process, along with recommendations for teachers who are veterans of project based learning.
David Wetzel

Three Project Based Learning Resources: Free Online Resources for Student Collaboration... - 1 views

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    Project based learning using all or any of the three online resources offers a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges.


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