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Examples of Rubrics

Grading rubrics precisely describe performance expectations. Rubrics offer explicit criteria to help students meet learning objectives. Rubrics also …

The Analog System for the Digital Age

Bullet Journaling lives at the intersection between mindfulness and productivity. A system that adapts to your life every single day.

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How to Build Students' Creative Confidence

It was a different story in middle school. A seventh-grade teacher confided that many students seemed stuck when she invited them to come up with …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

Common Core’s Newer Math

A return to mathematical ignorance<p>The following sentences from the <i>New York Times</i> could have been written today in homage to the Common Core Standards …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …

Real Advice for Teachers from Teachers

<b>What advice would you give to a new teacher?</b><p>That’s the question I recently ran across on Facebook. By the way, if you’re not a part of a great …

Champlain Valley Educational Services

Welcome to CVES!<p>Champlain Valley Educational Services (CVES), one of 37 BOCES in New York State, is committed to serving our region’s many needs. …

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We know a lot about how relationships can enhance learning. We learn better when we "apprentice" ourselves to someone more knowledgeable, for …

How to Free Yourself from Recipes with a Few Golden Cooking Ratios

Following a recipe is a great way to get started in the kitchen. However, once you’ve gotten the hang of it, you can learn the few choice ratios that …

Now We Are Five

A big family, at the beach.<p>In late May of this year, a few weeks shy of her fiftieth birthday, my youngest sister, Tiffany, committed suicide. She was living in a room in a beat-up house on the hard side of Somerville, Massachusetts, and had been dead, the coroner guessed, for at least five days …

Functions Math Rap

Maths is fun (sometimes)

In my secondary school, one of the maths teachers had a sign in his window saying "Maths is Fun". Of course, we often mocked this on a regular basis; we were adolescents and therefore knew everything, so poured endless scorn on the claims of teachers with the worldly cynicism of 14-year-olds.<p>But …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

Edward Frenkel on Love and Math: What is it like to be a mathematician?

<i>Mathematician Edward Frenkel of the University of California</i>–<i>Berkeley wants to expose the beauty of mathematics, inspire awe at its power, and</i> …

Why I Actually Enjoy Studying Math

Right now, I am currently double majoring in communication and math. I never pictured myself as a math major. But back in the beginning of my freshman year of college, I met with an adviser who spent all of 10 minutes convincing me to pick up a math major. (Note: this is exhibit A of how I might …

Doodling in Math Class: Infinity Elephants

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You Can Increase Your Intelligence: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Cognitive Potential

"One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one's greatest …

Polygon Capture - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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Top 10 Tips for a New Math Program

With most states beginning to implement the Common Core State Standards for math, many teachers are struggling to make sense of new objectives while …

Daniel Goleman on the Importance of Cultivating Focus (Video Playlist)

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares a classroom activity that helps K-8 students develop their ability to focus and pay better attention.<p>Teachers …

Americans Grade Math as the Most Valuable School Subject

English comes in second, followed by science<p>PRINCETON, NJ -- Math is the clear winner when Americans are asked to say which school subject has been …