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Join John Mason Wednesday, February 22, 2pm ET at Math Future online - 2 views

    LOG IN February 22, 2012 at 2pm Eastern US time: During the event, John Mason will lead a conversation about multiplication as scaling, and answer questions about his books, projects and communities. All events in the Math Future weekly series: The recording will be at: Your time zone: Event challenge! What good multiplication tasks about scaling do you know? Share links and thoughts! John writes about elastic multiplication: "It is often said that 'multiplication is repeated addition' when what is meant is that 'repeated addition is an instance of multiplication'. I have been developing some tasks which present 'scaling as multiplication' based around familiarity with elastic bands. Participants would benefit from having an elastic (rubber) band to hand which they have cut so as to make a strip; wider is better than thinner if you have a choice." About John Mason John Mason has been teaching mathematics ever since he was asked to tutor a fellow student when he was fifteen. In college he was at first unofficial tutor, then later an official tutor for mathematics students in the years behind him, while tutoring school students as well. After a BSc at Trinity College, Toronto in Mathematics, and an MSc at Massey College, Toronto, he went to Madison Wisconsin where he encountered Polya's film 'Let Us Teach Guessing', and completed a PhD in Combinatorial Geometry. The film released a style of teaching he had experienced at high school from his mathematics teacher Geoff Steel, and his teaching changed overnight. His first appointment was at the Open University, which involved among other things the design and implementation of the first mathematics summer school (5000 students over 11 weeks on three sites in parallel). He called upon his experience of being taught, to institute active-problem-solving sessions, w
Garrett Eastman


    Abstract: "n this study we explored the impact of performing mathematical tasks presented in the context of an "adventure challenge" or a "mathematical challenge" in a videogame. This videogame - "Matemáquina do Tempo" - is being developed to facilitate learning of mathematical skills like counting, grouping, and relating numbers. The videogame consists in various movement control tasks with dynamic (e.g., running) and static (e.g., pointing) interactions. Our goal was to test the impact of the integration of a direct mathematical task versus an indirect mathematical task. A group of 18 five year-old children performed the game in two conditions: a) adventure challenge , which implied movements such as running or climbing trees to perform mathematical tasks of counting and grouping; and b) mathematical challenge , which included swimming after selecting the correct path through counting, followed by a direct mathematical task of pointing to organize numbers in a line. Our assumptions were evaluated according to questionnaires and video analysis of the children playing the game. Results confirmed our hypothesis, showing that players performing the mathematical challenge generally considered that they were learning with the game, and most agreeing that the game was fun. Participants in the adventure challenge condition on the other hand, showed a tendency to evaluate the game as very amusing and were more distributed in the learning evaluation. In conclusion, we suggest that the inclusion of direct mathematical tasks in the videogame might lead to increased perception of learning, although they also seem to result in lower amusement ratings."
Garrett Eastman

Fifth-Graders Having a Blast with Algebra - 7 views

    from the article: "it's algebra, the academic subject that more than any other strikes fear in grown-ups' hearts. But these are 5th graders. And some are struggling learners. The lesson is plenty rigorous, as you'll see. But the kids get a useful assist from the "manipulatives," concrete objects -- pawns and blocks -- that support a program called Hands-on Equations. Kids use the objects to build and break down algebraic equations."
Mike McIlveen

Canada's deficits and surpluses, 1963-2010 - 2 views

    The deficit is a key consideration for all parties as the federal government brings down its budget. Use the chart to explore Canada's budgetary surplus and deficit history, including revenue and expenditure figures for every fiscal year from 1963-1964 to 2010-2011. Select a prime minister's name on the left-hand side to highlight figures from his time in office.
Milen Smiler

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    Quick Cash Payday Loans Online are short term unsecured financial option that are obtainable to without any collateral pledging formality. The lenders may possibly charge higher interest rate due to the nonexistence of collateral. on the other hand, the applicant can look for a better deal with lower interest rates at the same time as surfing online.
Maggie Verster

Microsoft has released a new version of its math education software - and for the first... - 4 views

    Microsoft Mathematics 4.0, for students in middle school, high school, and early college, shows how to solve equations while bolstering understanding of fundamental math concepts. It features built-in Ink Handwriting Support, which lets you hand-write math problems and equations in a worksheet area on a tablet or ultra-mobile PCs for immediate solving or later work. The software also includes a graphing calculator capable of plotting in 2D and 3D, a movie editor, a library of formulas and equations, a triangle solver, and more.
Darren Kuropatwa

The UK needs a revolution in the way maths is taught. Here's why… | Education... - 7 views

  • We have confused rigour at hand-calculating with rigour for the wider problem-solving subject of maths – the necessary hand mechanics of past moments with the enduring essence of maths.
    • Darren Kuropatwa
      Well summarized important point made here.
  • An example I like to give is to pick up my iPhone, activate its Siri voice recognition and say: "Solve x cubed plus 2x plus one equals zero."
    • Darren Kuropatwa
      Do all students have access to this kind of technology? Do we have different learning goals for students in different learning environments?
Brian Mull

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers | Video on - 9 views

    From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.
Evelyn Saenz

How I came to Love Teaching Math - 1 views

    Math has always been easy for me but it wasn't until I started taking classes to get my teaching certificate that I came to truly love math. Both my mom and dad loved to play card and board games. They taught my sister and I many mathematical concepts while playing these games without even realizing it. Puzzles and patterns, statistics and probability were daily conversations. Then came school. Math was nothing but numbers written on paper. Easy to do but very boring and seemingly unrelated to life. Breezing through each worksheet, page of math problem and even finishing the 7th grade math book mid-year, math became a hated subject to be put aside as quickly as possible. I vowed that the day I graduated from high school would be the last day I ever took a math class. I succeeded in that goal all through college but when I wanted to get my Elementary Teaching Certificate the state of Vermont had other ideas. So I signed up for a summer class in teaching math.

Interactive Mathematics - Learn math while you play with it! - 69 views

shared by anetteunzu on 13 Oct 09 - Cached
    Great directory of tutorial textbook style lessons to point your learners to.
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    Interactive Mathematics uses LiveMath, Flash and Scientific Notebook to enhance mathematics lessons. Topics range from grade 8 algebra to college-level Laplace Transformations.
    Didn't find what you are looking for on this page? Try search: This algebra solver can solve a wide range of math problems. (Please be patient while it loads.) Easy to understand math lessons on DVD. See samples before you commit. (Well, not really a math game, but each game was made using math...)
    Learn mathematics while you play with it! Interactive math lessons that help to improve your math.
    Great resource for making math hands on and providing real life examples!
    It is great that today children can learn math while playing games.
    I was skeptical about playing games, but since I'm a mom of two, I have to choose proper games for my children. I like ABCya My kids can learn math and have fun at the same time. What can be better?
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Garrett Eastman

It adds up: Hands-on challenges turn the Franklin Institute into a kind of arcade showi... - 2 views

    Design Zone, at Franklin Institute in Philadelphia through April 1, introduces children to creative challenges at intersection of math engineering and science.
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