Matthew Riley Schurmann

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Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

How the Syrian Electronic Army “hacked” the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post

As of this moment, the website of the New York Times is inaccessible to many people. It’s apparently the victim of an attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), the group of hackers that supports Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and who started out by hacking their ideological foes before it …

US Director Of National Intelligence Launches Tumblr Site “IC On The Record” To Assuage Surveillance Concerns

The U.S. office of National Intelligence launched a new site today to promote government transparency in the wake of the months-long scandals surrounding the National Security Agency’s surveillance tactics.<p>“In June, President Obama requested that Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper …

Tried It Tuesday- Interactive Notebooks

It's Tuesday, I still have 2 days!!! But, I am at a workshop today. YEA!!!!!<p>Time for Tried It Tuesday with Holly over at The Fourth Grade Flipper.<p>I …

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More On Graphing Characters

Graphs give students a great tool for visualizing criteria.<p>Earlier we explored how to analyzing characters using graphs on a coordinate plane. In …

How Much Does Your Name Cost?

Here’s a contrived yet fun math problem that I shared with my sons recently:<p>A local hardware store sells bronze letters. However, the letters vary in …

Chaos Game

I had to make this myself (deja vu?). Here’s what I made (processing 2.0):<p>Check it out live. All these live links will probably work great on your …

The “One Cut” Problem

What can you do with this?Today, we did what I thought was one of the coolest explorations I have seen in a while. It is called the “One Cut” or …

Fraction Stations

Game: Polygon Races

Rules: Each partner gets a board that looks like this, and you win the race by crossing the edge (any edge) of the box before your opponent …

Math Notes, Integrated Math Engagement

Two strategies (but no lesson plan!) from the course I took on Differentiation in Math:<p>Strategy: Math Notes<p>Start with the Dunk Tank Problem from 2008 …

Kid Friendly Mathematical Practices Posters

It seems that a big part of the CCSS will be incorporating the 8 mathematical practices.<p>Towards the end of the year I was giving a presentation on …

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Favorite First Day Activities

To see my post click on First Day of School 2014<p>To see my post click on First Day of School 2013.<p>I had a wonderful first day of school this year. …

Great Classroom Action

I’m still clearing some links out of the filter, trying to get fresh for the new school year. Some great classroom action from the last school</b> …