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OLICO Maths  2 views
Three Fun and Free Android Apps for #Mathematics Practice #mathchat http://t.co/kUAh8b46jd  6 views

Three Fun and Free Android Apps for #Mathematics Practice #mathchat http://t.co/kUAh8b46jd
The Math Forum: Philadelphia Engineering / Math Challenge #stem #mathematics http://t....  1 views

The Math Forum: Philadelphia Engineering / Math Challenge #stem #mathematics http://t.co/YqJJnAKSt6

The Math Forum: Philadelphia Engineering / Math Challenge #stem #mathematics http://t.co/YqJJnAKSt6
Math Graphing  A Nice Collection of K8 Math Resources http://t.co/57NT3aBw0R  16 views

Free Technology for Teachers: Math Graphing  A Nice Collection of K8 Math Resources http://t.co/57NT3aBw0R

Free Technology for Teachers: Math Graphing  A Nice Collection of K8 Math Resources http://t.co/57NT3aBw0R
CCSSalgebra wiki  6 views

"This is a rather unusual structure for organizing mathematical content, but offers an exciting opportunity for teachers across the nation and abroad to exchange ideas and discuss what they teach. This Wiki will address the underlying central concepts and propose activities that also provide rich opportunity to engage students in the Mathematical Practices. "
Don't Use Khan Academy without Watching this First  EdTech Researcher  Education Week  4 views

"In previous posts, I have summed up my position on Khan Academy as follows: Khan Academy teaches only one part of mathematicsproceduresand that isn't the most important part. Writing about mathematics, developing a disposition for mathematical thinking, demonstrating a conceptual understanding of mathematical topics are all more important than procedures. That said, procedures are still important, and Khan Academy provides one venue where students can learn them. In the end, I think every young person should have an account there. Even if only one in a thousand or ten thousand benefit, that would be a terrific outcome. "
Curriki  Maths eTextbooks  9 views
CK12 Basic Algebra,Volume 1 Of 2 (free kindle ebook)  2 views

CK12 Foundation's Basic Algebra, Volume 1 Of 2 FlexBook covers the following six chapters:Expressions, Equations, and Functions  covers the relationships among expressions, equations, and functions when variables are present. Also explored is how these ideas can be shown on graphs. Properties of Real Numbers  covers various forms that rational numbers can assume, including fractions, integers, and square roots. Also considered are different operations for manipulating rational numbers. Linear Equations  introduces students to methods of solving simple equations involving variables. Also covered are ratios, scale, and the percent equation. Graphing Linear Equations and Functions  provides students with a more indepth understanding of equations by introducing coordinate plane graphing concepts such as intercepts and slope. Writing Linear Equations  focuses on writing various forms of equations based upon realworld data and already existing lines. Students will also learn about predicting data using a fitted line. Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value; An Introduction to Probability  covers operations of inequalities, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These principles are then applied to absolute value and probability.
Welcome to the mathtwitterblogosphere  Home  14 views

Curious how social media might benefit you as a math teacher? Check out mathtwitterblogosphere, which encourages math teachers to tweet and blog in order to "get your own creative juices flowing" and participate in a "worldclass faculty lounge with colleagues who care about what they do." Come see profiles of math teachers who use blogs and Twitter, learn about "how to take the leap" with those social media, and find recommendations of tweeps and bloggers to follow, categorized by academic level, or interests such as arts and craft in the math classroom games and gamification in math interdisciplinary Work modeling approach to teaching standardbased grading projects and rich tasks technology in the math classroom
The nature and quality of the mathematical connections teachers make  4 views

Current reforms in mathematics education emphasise the need for pedagogy because it offers learners opportunities to develop their proficiency with complex highlevel cognitive processes. One has always associated the ability to make mathematical connections, together with the teacher's role in teaching them, with deep mathematical understanding. This article examines the nature and quality of the mathematical connections that the teachers' representations of those connections enabled or constrained. The researchers made video recordings of four Grade 11 teachers as they taught a series of five lessons on algebrarelated topics. The results showed that the teachers' representations of mathematical connections were either faulty or superficial in most cases. It compromised the learners' opportunities for making meaningful mathematical connections. The researchers concluded by suggesting that helping teachers to build their representation repertoires could increase the effectiveness of their instructional practices.