How we created a growth mindset in math – Education Article

Historically, students have been led to believe that they are either destined to be good at math or that they just “aren’t a math person.” At Springfield (MO) Public Schools, we wanted all of our students to feel empowered as mathematicians. Through Jo Boaler’s research, we were able to identify key changes that needed to take place in order for that to happen in our district. Our approach to teaching mathematics began as a journey toward equity in math class.…

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How Can We Help Our Students Become ‘Math People’? – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog I want to start by saying that trying to read a book (any book) towards the end of the school year is tough. It is difficult to find five minutes to respond to an email, much less sit down and read a book. More than once this week, I have fallen asleep reading. The fact that I was able to finish this wonderful book – Necessary Conditions by Geoff Krall – speaks to how engaging it is.…

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Fun ways to teach angles – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

We have just concluded our maths unit on angles and it occurred to me how much fun we’ve had over the last few weeks! Here are a few learning engagements for teaching angles that I have found to be very fun and highly beneficial. Keep in mind that I used these with Year Four students and not always with the whole class. Keep your students’ individual needs in mind before choosing to adopt any of these. Scratch animations An angles…

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Mock It Up! 9 Tools for Learners to Design, Blueprint, and Visualize Their Innovations – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Proper perspective brings about clear direction.” – Mike Anthoni, Author of The Blueprint One way to truly inspire innovation is to send students on learning missions or challenges to invent or imagine a new app, vehicle, machine, building, or system that solves a problem. I’ve sent students on missions to imagine a house or vehicle for people to live on in space. I’ve challenged them to invent apps to solve real world problems they face or to help a superhero. I’ve gotten…

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20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners. Emojis are an important part of our students’ digital culture and the way students humanize time spent communicating with others constantly through a machine. Emojis allow students to express themselves, share their personalities, and add emotion to their messages. Emojis also represent an international language. Around the world we understand with symbols like a smiley face, angry face,…

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⛄ Winter Math Games – Classroom Math Activities – Education Article

Snowball fight is a fun game for 2 -4 players. I have included differentiated packs working on adding number 1-5 and then working on number 10-15. This winter math games is perfect for kindergarten and 1st graders. Once all the cards are printed and cut, make a pile of the cards with addition facts and the Snowball FIGHT cards face down. The cards with number 1-5 or if you are playing the teen number game the number 10-15, should be…

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How Khan Academy is Bringing Mastery Learning to the Masses – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Sal Khan (transcript): Sponsored by Pear Deck and NewseumED   We live in a time when a person can learn just about anything online. And when it comes to creating free instructional videos, Khan Academy has been leading the pack for the last decade, starting first with math videos, then branching out to include tutorials on science, computer programming, history, economics, and even grammar. Recently, Khan has added a new layer to its platform that…

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14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal Valentine’s Day is around the corner! This holiday is a great time for students to be creative and share how much they appreciate and care for others. You can also get students to think and problem solve with the fabulous STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities and resources below. All are free! You can also download the slides from my webinar, Valentine’s Day Activities Students of All…

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Collaboration in the Math classroom – Education Article

Collaboration in the Math classroom Event Date(s) and Time: December 5, 2018 , 11:00 AM EST Join us for this virtual workshop and we’ll talk about increasing mathematical discourse and discussion in math class, as well as increasing true collaboration to build math understanding. Click Here to Register Related Tags: Collaboration, discussion, Math, mathematical discourse, Oral Communication, Scaffolding !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′; … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Krista Read Full Article

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Math in the Elementary Classroom – Education Article

Let’s talk about math in the elementary classroom! In this virtual workshop, we’ll experience tasks that promote math talk in an equitable manner. In addition to the tasks themselves, we’ll examine specific ways to incorporate more visible math thinking, leading to productive mathematical discussions. Click Here to Register Related Tags: Collaboration, Cross-discipline, Discourse, discussion, Elementary, Math, mathematical, PrBL, Problem solving, Scaffolding, Skill development, Virtual Workshop !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by…

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