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4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

In science class, we explore the stories that our micro- and macro-reality, our nature, and our planet want us to know. Students write lab reports …

Pedagogy

How Many Donuts is That?

Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window.<p><b>Act One:</b> Take a look at the picture. What is the first question that comes to mind? <b>How</b> …

Coffee

Make Co-ordinates Come Alive with Google Forms

First of all, I want no credit for thinking of this activity. It was all Jon Orr’s idea, which you can read here, I just adapted it to use Google …

KQED

<b>By Gayle Allen</b><p>Earlier, I wrote about four activities teachers and school leaders can use to jump-start creative problem-solving in teams. Given the …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

Your Father’s Mathematics Teaching No Longer Works

<i>Gender-challenged title courtesy of this famous 1988 Oldsmobile TV commercial:</i><br>The start of a New Year is traditionally a time when we resolve to make …

App-smashing with Desmos

Hi everyone!<br>So I wanted to share an activity I did for function transformations and piecewise functions (well, maybe more exploring domain …

Math QR Codes

First I will start off with, what are QR codes? I know some freak out on hearing the term codes. A QR code is "a specific matrix bar code ( or …

Creating Open-Ended Questions

<b>C</b>reating Open-Ended Questions<p>Although there are more than 450 open-ended questions on this website, there are times when you will want or need to …

Solving Inequalities Treasure Hunt

The Math Guy

Using Lego to Build Fractions<p>Having seen the occasional tweet about using Lego to teach fractions, I was curious as to how effective this might be. …

Shifting to the use of Desmos and Geogebra Online Graphing Calculators

Wow. This is fun. I can't believe how easy it is to put math into our student's hands. It is fast too. With a simple url link I have given my …

33 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

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Fodor’s Week in Travel: Best Bites

There are a lot of ways to get to know a place, but diving into the local fooed scene is a good place to start. This week, we followed our taste buds …

8 math talks to blow your mind

Mathematics gets down to work in these talks, breathing life and logic into everyday problems. Prepare for math puzzlers both solved and unsolvable, …

Math can-do: Column

Toss out those negative misconceptions we’ve cultivated that we’re not good at math.<p>As a math educator, I often find myself in conversations with parents who tell me, "I was never good at math, so it's not surprising my son isn't good either." I've also spoken with teachers who tell me that a …

Opus Math...Favorite Find!!!

I have a new love and his name is Opus...Opus Math. The best thing about Opus is that he is loaded...loaded with math problems aligned for the Common …