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10 math talks to blow your mind

Numbers, patterns and equations are at the core of these talks, which will teach you how to fold better origami and how to quantify history.

Taking the Leap: Teaching Math Through Dance

It’s a common lament: “Kids spend too much time in front of screens!”<p>These days, it’s tough to open a newspaper or click on a news website without …

Learning by heart may not be best for your mind

<b>by Alfonso Echazarra</b><p><b>Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills</b><p><p>PISA 2012 Released Mathematics Item (Proficiency Level 6)<p>Some of the …

Teaching kids real math with computers

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 …

Connecting Math To Real-World Tasks

When I started teaching, I remember being overwhelmed by the many things I was “supposed” to do during a lesson. Grab students’ attention, check for …

Teaching Strategies to Make Math Homework Meaningful

Teachers have been split down the middle for years regarding if students should be assigned homework or not. Some think that it is very effective, …

Math Journals as Formative Assessment

I’m a huge fan of writing in math class! While I was teaching, I had my 5th graders write in their math journals every single day. Whether they used …