Category Archive: Mathematics

Nov 24

Geometry and Symmetry

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Three amazing conclusions from this study: kids deduced an important mathematical algorithm simply from doing computation problems, nearly all of the kids in the study eventually did this, and most of the kids were not able to explain in words what they were doing, thus suggesting that being forced to convert mathematical understanding into words was a skill quite distinct from mathematical competency. The idea of reading for understanding is clear enough (few adults, after all, spend their time underlining topic sentences or circling vowels), but how many of us have any experience with math instruction that emphasizes understanding?[19] We think of math as a subject where you churn out answers that are either right or wrong, and we may fear that anything other than the conventional drill ‘n skill methods will leave our kids unable to produce the correct answers when it comes time for them to take a standardized test.

Nov 23

Basic Math in 15 Minutes a Day: Junior Skill Builder

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I have since done this technique in several different grades in several different content areas; and in each case, I walked away from the experience having a much broader understanding of what students did and did not know, what they were and were not interested in, and the kind of thinking that they were capable of (which in almost every case was more rigorous than I thought). During the rest of the school day, specialty teachers provide instruction in such areas as music and the arts, foreign languages, handcrafts, and athletics, but it is the class teacher who remains a unifying and harmonizing figure for the students’ educational experience.

Nov 23

Error Patterns in Computation

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Their track records in helping kids for standardized tests and college level math are poor.” A study by Richard Hill and Thomas Parker (December 2006, http://www.mth.msu.edu/~hill/HillParker5.pdf ) on Core Plus (integrated math) students and their subsequent performance in math classes at Michigan State University showed that “Except for some top students, graduates of Core-Plus mathematics are struggling in college mathematics at Michigan State University.

Nov 23

Innovation in Craft Teacher's book: Furniture Making

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Learning and Teaching provides leadership and support for educators to ensure engaged and effective teaching and learning for all students in Washington schools. Elementary algebra that is, the beginning levels of algebra introduces the concept of variables representing numbers. Next, prepare a few homework-style problems of increasing difficulty to illustrate to the students the main concepts of the section of the text. Did you know that the kids in Singapore scores highest in math education?

Nov 23

How to Teach Math to Black Students

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The teacher purposefully sets the stage for understanding by identifying what students will learn (visually and auditorily), providing opportunities for students to link what they already know (e.g. prerequisite concepts/skills they have already mastered, prior real-life experiences they have had, areas of interest based on your students' age, culture, ethnicity, etc.), and discussing with students how what they are going to learn has relevance/meaning for their immediate lives.

Nov 23

The Psychology of Learning Mathematics: Expanded American

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The experiment worked - within a year his first year children were achieving well above the national average for maths. Taylor (1980) described potential computer roles as tutor, tool, or tutee. What is an example of content that can be delivered via this method? Finally, researchers have identified considerable problems in use of notation that can act as a hindrance to student development. Research suggests that students who develop conceptual understanding early perform best on procedural knowledge later.

Nov 23

AK Problems Plus LVL H

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Zero Step (for newborns – kids under 3 months old, all other kids should start at the First Step ) – dot cards that are very-very large: 15″x15″, with black, very bold dots 1.5″ in diameter. This is a constructivist approach—but most teachers do not make it explicit that they are using a constructivist approach. Another animated version of this film can be found at the Powersof10 website. This credential would allow you to teach the entire middle and high school mathematics curriculum.

Nov 22

Rise & Shine TEKS Prep Grade 4 Mathematics

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In these segments, learners are active participants in the lessons, often collaborating in small groups to find measurements for area, perimeter, missing dimensions, and compound shapes. He too had grown up beside a garbage dump in Matamoros, and he had become a teacher to help kids learn enough to make something more of their lives. To help them remember to mark the decimal point, I use the decimal dance. You can see a some pages from the book, and a famous picture of Friar Luca here The first really popular arithmetic in English was the 1542 Arithmetick: or, The Grounde of Arts written by Robert Recorde, author of The Whetstone of Whet.

Nov 22

Hands-On Math Projects with Real Life Applications:

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They much prefer to learn from whole-to-part, rather than the other way around. Classroom Management: this ASCD site provides detailed information on effective classroom management strategies including links to ASCD articles on the topic and interviews with both experts and classroom teachers on the subject. The curriculum gets its name from the country of Singapore whose students were doing poorly in math compared to other nations.

Nov 22

Handbook of Research Design in Mathematics and Science

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Table 10 has a super easy pattern and then tables 2, 4, 6 and 8 all end in some combination of 2-4-6-8-0! Each stage builds on to the previous stage and therefore must be taught in sequence. June 16, 2010 The last school bell Wednesday was a bittersweet moment for Jamia Jones and her classmates at Diggs-Johnson Middle School, marking the shuttering of the school and many farewells, a common scene in a city where schools are constantly moving, closing and starting up. "I feel sad, a little bit.

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