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Sum of Which: Promoting Computational Fluency through Game Play - Math Coach's Corner

I’m always on the look-out for games that are engaging for students and that promote computational fluency, so I was super excited to try out Sum of …

Gameplay

Introduction: What Does a Good Question Do?

2 x 2 =<p>3 x 3 =<p>4 x 4 =<p>5 x 5 =<p>6 x 6 =<p>7 x 7 =<p>8 x 8 =<p>9 x 9 =<p>As your students prepare to solve the problems, you surprise them by presenting this material:<p>…

Five things every new teacher needs to know about behaviour management

Managing students’ behaviour can be the most terrifying aspect of becoming a teacher. Although it’s the nightmare scenarios of being told to eff off …

Our Team & Policies

<b>Policies:</b><p>Commonsensible.org Cookie Policy<p>To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big …

Privacy

Never Skip the Closing of the Lesson

Once again, Tracy Zager has pushed us to think about our teaching. In her recent talk at #TMC16 Tracy asked us to consider what it means to “close …

Teaching

Tenfold Star in a Rectangle

For our 15th and last lesson in this series, I chose a motif with a complex construction that requires you to pay close attention to join the correct …

Richard Feynman on Teaching Math to Kids and the Lessons of Knowledge

Legendary scientist Richard Feynman was famous for his penetrating insight and clarity of thought. Famous for not only the work he did to garner a …

MATH PUZZLE: Can you replace...

MATH PUZZLE: Can you replace the question mark with a number?<p>Correct answers: <b>226</b><p>The first user who solved this task is <b>Erkain Mahajanian</b>.<p>#brainteasers …

Building Multiplication Fact Fluency

OK...it is no secret that I am a HUGE Jo Boaler fan. Huge. Her work with mathematical mindsets and brain research should e required reading for …

Mathematics

Why We Learn Math Lessons That Date Back 500 Years

Open up a classic mathematics textbook written by a Welshman, Robert Recorde, and flip past the preface and the table of contents.<p>There, you'll see the bold statement that math is "contemptible and vile."<p>Recorde didn't believe that himself. Quite the opposite. But, writing in 1543, he had to …

Mathematics

Here's How to Get More Pizza for Your Money By Using Math

Even if you don’t remember much from your high school math classes, you know that pizza is a circle and the best way to divide a circle is by using …

5 Lessons Effective Teachers Teach, Without Explicit Instruction

I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my …

“With Math I Can” – Changing Our Mindsets About Math

<i>By Rohit Agarwal</i><p>A student comes home from school, dumps a backpack on the kitchen floor, looks at a parent and in a defeated voice declares, “I’m not …

Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better?

Math instruction can be the most resistant to changes in pedagogy — even schools that have had success with project-based learning or …

How Great Teacher Candidates Interview Differently

One principal’s interview mindset:<p>If you are a candidate interviewing for a teaching position, I want to take a genuine moment to explicitly share …

Hunting English

Top Ten Tips for Behaviour Management<p>Most of my posts are about teaching strategies, the curriculum or the odd political rant. I have written very …

Teaching

Airbus Patent Illustrator Has Terrifyingly Poor Grasp of Human Proportions

Seriously though, they're trying to solve the passenger size problem<p>Sorry for the jokesy headline, but is there anything funnier than rendering …

25+ Unpublished Photos From National Geographic Archives

A picture might be worth a thousand words but National Geographic photographs leaves us speechless. Known for their captivating daily pictures, they …

Photography

Don't Wait: Six Simple Ways to Support Your Struggling Learners Tomorrow

<i>I co-wrote this piece with a virtual colleague of mine (we connected on Twitter and have never met in person). Jamie Martin has become my mentor on</i> …

What Assembling Ikea Furniture Taught Me About User Experience

In an increasingly complex and unequal world, there is one experience that is almost universal, speaking to both the agony and the ecstasy of the human experience. I’m talking of course, about the assembly of Ikea furniture.<p>We all know the story. You spot an affordable, well-designed piece of …

UX Design

Students Need Multiple Opportunities for Learning

Among the challenges associated with getting rid grades and mastery learning is the idea of redos.<p>Some folks say that students shouldn't be able to …

Pedagogy

Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

"Everybody's life feels like a series of projects," said Chris Gagnon, who oversees McKinsey's organizational health research. On a podcast about organizations Going From Fragile to Agile Chris talked about project-based organizations. He said projects are how leading organizations develop new …

These innocuous-looking letters hinder good teachers, and the less conscientious totally ignore them<p>At my first ever interview for a teaching post in 1990, I was asked what I knew about the new GCSE qualification.<p>“Ooh. Not much actually,” I admitted.<p>Related: Secret Teacher: jargon is ruining our …

Teaching

Chemistry resources for teachers – Learn Chemistry

Materials chemistry has revolutionised the game of football and given us the balls, gloves,...<p>TeacherStudent Primary<p>Subjects: Everyday life …

Chemistry

18-Year-Old Artist's Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

What to Say When Your Kid Gets Busted

My kid got in trouble at school the other day. We Meltons — we’re mostly good and a little bad.Said child came home and told us what happened. I …

Working to Increase Opportunity for All Kids

St. Ignatius High School sits on Montana's Flathead Reservation, against a towering backdrop of snow-capped mountains.<p>The magnitude of the range dwarfs the grassy football field and its stands. It's a powerful sight.<p>But there's a different image seared deepest into my mind from a recent visit to …