Amanda Worsfold

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Real-Life Algebra: Homeowners Association Dues Edition

There’s been a lot of talk lately about teaching algebra in schools. Some people believe that algebra should be scrapped from the curriculum, or at least severely curtailed. Books get written. Mathematicians get irritated. Stalemate.<p>Most of the arguments against algebra come down to the …

Mathematics

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’

A group of young women who had graduated from high school between 1997 and 2006 sat at the front of the room crying and laughing about their …

Teaching

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Google Classroom: So You Forgot to Make a Copy...

Teachers are superhuman human just like everyone else (much to our students surprise)! But we make mistakes. We rush, we forget, we miss a step. And …

Teaching Problems or Teaching Mathematics

Is this curriculum?On the day before I first started teaching, the district coordinator came to me and handed me a piece of paper with twenty …

Teaching

10 Things That Students Want To Know about Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

I polled some students who have been using Google Classroom and here are some tips they came up with for students using Google Classroom.<p>1) Ownership …

Education Technology

Only 12 Students Worldwide Received a Perfect Score on the AP Calculus Exam. This L.A. Teen Explains Why He Was One of Them

A 17-year-old Los Angeles high school student was one of only 12 students in the world to achieve a perfect performance on the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam last year, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Unified School District.<p>Cedrick Argueta from Abraham Lincoln High School in …

Education

Using Card Sorts in High School Math

At the high school level, activities have to be meaningful and engaging at the same time. A card sorting activity can be a great way to achieve this …

Mathematics pret homeworks

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages<p>Simplifying Fractions (@MrDraperMaths)<p>Adding Fractions (@MissBsResources)<p>Simplifying and Adding Fractions …

Mathematics

Written Mathematics Discussion in a Blended Classroom

Hello!I am very excited to share what I have been doing in my Geometry classes over the last year and a half. I ought to preface the whole thing by …

Mathematics

Tons of Math Video Lessons to Use in Class

January 15, 2016<br>Glean is a very good platform that provides education video lessons curated by teachers and organized under different categories. To …

Education Technology

How Pixar Uses Math to Make Characters Look Perfect

It probably won't surprise you that Pixar uses some good old fashioned mathematics in the 3D animation process. What might surprise you is just how</i> …

Teaching Math Without Words, A Visual Approach to Learning Math

Algebra-cadabra! Here's a classic magic trick, and the mathematical secret behind it

You only need a cursory familiarity with the work of magicians like Derren Brown and David Blaine to realise that at the heart of many illusions lies a piece of rock-solid mathematics.<p>Sometimes tricks require fooling people with probability, as Brown expertly did in The System, his classic show …

5x5 Most Amazing Just for Fun Game

<b>I call this game 5×5</b> (or 5 by 5). You use a sheet of 5×5 grids to play this game. Here is the game board I give students.5×5 game You will have time …

Board Games

Practical Ways to Develop Students’ Mathematical Reasoning

Traditional math class was all about solving problem sets as fast as possible, but increasingly math teachers are slowing down to allow kids the time …

Teaching

Does this 81-year-old hold the key to teaching kids how to understand math?

Mary Johnson is not a person you’d typically associate with the future. She is 81 and talks about teaching math in the District during the 1960s as if little time has passed.<p>But week after week, Johnson still drives from her Clinton home to the after-school program at the Washington Tennis and …

Education