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Calculating a love of math

The order of operations for engaging students in STEM begins with high-school math class<p>June 12, 2017<p>Do you like math? People tend to feel strongly …

Education

How math education can catch up to the 21st century

In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.”<p>Through a series of satirical …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …

Teaching

Singapore Math Worksheets to Achieve Success

It’s amazing the main difference in the effort you’ll get through <b>Singapore math worksheets</b> to worksheet. Granted the quantity of effort can vary …

Teaching

Choosing to Teach, Choosing to Move Out of the Classroom

As another school year comes to a close, education critics will lament teacher turnover while school leaders scramble to fill vacancies. Teachers who …

Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

For years, my teaching revolved around textbooks as my resources. When the Internet arrived, I — as did my colleagues — adopted it mostly for two …

Education Technology

Column: How bringing comics into the classroom made me love teaching again

Most teachers would agree that teaching is one of the most exhausting jobs to love. Between meeting the individual needs of our students, keeping up …

‘I, Tonya’ could have turned out so differently — here are the best sports for a college scholarship

<i>Margot Robbie was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya.” It chronicles Harding’s life before and after the infamous</i> …

College & University

Silicon Valley billionaires are appalled by normal schools — so they created this new one

Silicon Valley is working on ways to change the way that we drive, eat, live, and now thanks to a new type of school, the way our children learn. The school is called AltSchool, and it's the brainchild of a former Google executive, Max Ventilla. The school merges traditional education with the type …

Peter Thiel

Brilliant Geometry

An interactive exhibition on the art of mathematical projections<br>was held Saturday, 13th May - Sunday, 4th June 2017 at the Summerhall Gallery : 1 …

The reign of the $100 graphing calculator required by every US math class is finally ending

If you took a math class at some point in the US, there is likely a bulky $100 calculator gathering dust somewhere in your closet.<p>That would be the Texas Instruments 84—or the TI 84-Plus, or the TI-89, or any of the other even more expensive variants—a shoe-sized graphing calculator released in …

Mathematics

Multilingualism for everyone, not just a select few

Linguistics
Career Development

Helping Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

Dan Meyer talks math on episode #69 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. …

5 Tips for Preparing Teachers for New Classroom Tech Tools

By Samuel MormandoProfessional development for new IT should keep teachers in mind.

Professional Development

Nas Breaks Down "It Ain't Hard to Tell" Lyrics for Harvard Poetry Professor Elisa New

<i>Photo of Nas courtesy of YouTube.</i><p>“My people be projects or jail never Harvard or Yale.”<p><b>Nas</b> said this once on “Book of Rhymes,” a standout track off …

Rap & Hip-Hop

What Would Happen If Students Assigned Their Own Math Homework?

What if homework could be a means for promoting self-efficacy, agency, and motivation to learn? Teaching students to actively pursue knowledge and …

Teaching

Hate mathematics? Eddie Woo's WooTube might just be what you are looking for to make Maths fun

WooTube, the brainchild of Woo, has over 45,000 subscribers and almost 4 million views. The 31-year-old maths teacher intends to create an interest …

Communication Skills

Learning As An Act Of Rebellion

As regular readers know, the challenge of helping students develop intrinsic motivation to learn is constantly on my mind (see The Best Posts & …

Teaching

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …

Keep Students Accountable With Weekly Class Logs

In a perfect world, even in a classroom of 34 students, every student would get what he or she needs which can include a level of differentiation …

Helping Students Find Their Writer’s Voice

Portrait Writing<p>This exercise gives students practice with details, especially sensory language: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. Introduce this in …

Teaching

Help Your Kids Develop Valuable Skills in a Fun & Interactive Way!

Access<p>Lifetime<p>Lessons<p>29<p><b>Kids Learn to Code Using Python</b><p>This Interactive Course Will Teach Your Child to Code with This Extremely Popular Language<p>By …

The Student-Centered Math Class

Begin With Good Problems<p>Liljedahl’s first strategy is to start with good problems. He suggests using rich, engaging problems that are not necessarily …

Teaching

Excellent $5 puzzle book: The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations

I bought the Dover edition The Moscow Puzzles in 2014, and it's still one of my all-time favorite puzzle books. Here are a few samples:<p>Book …

Puzzles

Why Do We Teach 'Physics For Poets' But Not 'Poetry For Physicists'?

An article on the <i>Chronicle of Higher Education</i> crossed my social media feeds this week with the headline Math Gets a Makeover, describing a number of attempts to reformulate math classes in a way that makes them more appealing to non-mathematicians. Many of these classes sound appealing and useful, …

Physics

Helping Mathematics Teachers Develop Noticing Skills: Utilizing Smartphone Technology for One-on-One Teacher/Student Interviews

Modern day mathematics teaching focuses heavily on inquiry. This sort of mathematics teaching, often labeled as reform-oriented or inquiry-oriented …

Teaching

How to make Maths more enjoyable for your child

<b>By Marcus Goh and Sim Kian Ming</b><p><i>Grade Expectations is a weekly feature on education in Singapore. Expect fun activities, useful tips and insightful</i> …

Mathematics