Posts Tagged With: math

Top 25 Free Math Resources

Free.  25 links.  Divided into categories such as: inquiry and application, online tools and apps, interactives, math support, resources, practices, Math in the Media.  If you’re not a math teacher, forward this link on immediately to all of your math colleagues. List provided by Bradley Lands.

…Students should be engaged in creative, critical thinking when they are solving problems. Teachers should articulate that there are multiple ways to arrive at the same solution to any given problem and allow students to struggle in order to make discoveries on their own with guided facilitation and appropriate scaffolding.

To help with this problem, I am sharing my Top 25 Free Math Resources For Education that allow for student inquiry, exploration, and application. I hope you find useful ways to integrate these online resources into your instruction!

LINK: The Landscape: My Top 25 Free Math Resources for Education.

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Studies Find Students Learn More by ‘Acting Out’ Text

 -Everyone knows that act outs help students learn words, but how often do we use acting in math classes?

“While most readers might think of curling up in a quiet place with a good book, a new series of studies suggests young students may comprehend more if they take a more active approach to reading.  A series of experimentsRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader by researchers at Arizona State University in Tempe and the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that students can understand and infer more by physically acting out text—either in real life or virtually—than by reading alone.”

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Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations

-The age old question: what will I use math for?

“Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities — that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city’s population. In this mind-bending talk from TEDGlobal he shows how it works and how similar laws hold for organisms and corporations.” [Note: PG-13 language]

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Math and the Brain: Why Things Just Don’t Add Up for Some Students

Discussion of how brain scans are being used to understand developmental dyscalculia.

Math and the Brain: Why Things Just Don’t Add Up for Some Students| The Committed Sardine.

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