Jim Stratman

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PhotoMath uses your phone's camera to solve equations

Need a little help getting through your next big math exam? MicroBlink has an app that could help you study more effectively -- perhaps <i>too</i> effectively. Its newly unveiled PhotoMath for iOS and Windows Phone (Android is due in early 2015) uses your smartphone's camera to scan math equations and not …

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Road Building Task

The Pythagorean Theorem is often taught in isolation. It has connections to solving equations, but often appears in curriculum long before o...

Love the Sliders!

Today I was working on a lesson plan on the quadratic formula. I ran across this activity called Doing What Mathematicans Do published by The Charles …

Your High School Math Performance May Predict Your Future Salary

Students who complete higher levels of math in high school experience lower rates of unemployment and receive higher salaries, on average, than their less-accomplished peers, according to new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.<p>Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, former …

High School

Here's How Little Math Americans Actually Use at Work

Less than a quarter of employees do any calculations more complicated than basic fractions, and blue-collar workers generally do more advanced math than their white-collar friends.<p>Remember sitting through high school math class while the teacher droned on about polynomial equations and thinking …

Will Studying Math Make You Richer?

A Fed study says yes. You should be smart enough to be skeptical—especially if you studied math.<p>Students who advance further in high school math have higher wages and are less likely to be unemployed, according to a new study from the Cleveland Fed. So when Noah Smith and Miles Kimball say there is …

A Problem Based Learning Starter Kit

You’ve seen the tasks. You’ve read the research. You’re basically bought in. But how do you begin? More importantly, ho<b>w do you introduce students to</b> …

Grab Bag Practice

After school today, I snipped worksheets, and stuffed candy, problems in snack bags. Tomorrow ... after a brief review, partners will grab a bag and …

Create Flashcards from Google Spreadsheets

If you browse through the Google Docs Template Gallery you will find a bunch of templates for creating flashcards in Google Spreadsheets. There is …

A City Education: How One Special Math Problem Each Week Boosts Achievement

New York's state standardized tests are in April, and they're pretty high stakes: if students don't pass the math section, some of them, …

Day 12: Enthusiasm for Estimation 180!

Yes, I know it's the same picture. My B Day students did Estimation 180 for the first time today. I told them we would do it once every 2 weeks ... …

Day 16: The question that gave them pause ...

In our introduction to systems, we reviewed some basic concepts about lines. We started with I Notice, I Wonder ... with the graph of a single line …

Day 23 - 24: Football Game review!

We reviewed for our Unit test today ... we played football.<p>I cut up worksheets (similar to Julie's idea for stations!). The easier problems were …

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