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Ep. 61 Teaching Math Through PBL

Ep. 61 Teaching Math Through PBL by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 61 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with New Tech Network School Development & Math Coach and author of the Emergent Math blog, Geoff Krall about teaching of math through project and problem based learning. Links & Resources Mentioned […]

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Teaching Math Without Words

Teaching Math Without Words by TeachThought Staff Now here’s an idea: teaching without words. That’s not such a stretch really. Modeling–demonstrating how to saw a board, shoot a free throw, or use a paintbrush–don’t require words at all. You can watch it done, and then attempt to do it with some help, then try it […]

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12 Of The Best Math Apps For Kids

12 Of The Best Math Apps For Kids by TeachThought Staff Introducing students to new ideas is a matter of both art and science. How do you frame the content? How do you stimulate curiosity, or establish a need to know? Which student is ready for what content, and how do you know? This is […]

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7 Ways To Drop The Mic In Math Class

 7 Ways To Drop The Mic In Math Class by couragetocore I like to think I’m an entertaining story-teller. Even the driest of mathematical procedures (quadratic formula derivation, anyone?) can come to life when I’m in performance mode. But over the years I’ve lectured less and less, giving students more autonomy to follow their own […]

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Math In The Real World: 400 Lessons From EconEdLink

Math In The Real World: 400 Lessons From EconEdLink by TeachThought Staff NEW YORK, NY (February 19, 2015) Based on many of the same skills and concepts, math is a natural complement to economics and personal finance; and yet, they are rarely taught in conjunction with each other in our nation’s schools.  The Council for […]

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Why Social Interaction Is Essential To Learning Math

Why Social Interaction Is Essential To Learning Math by Robert Sun Not long ago, while visiting Israel, I had the opportunity to sit in on a fourth grade class at a progressive school in that country’s North District. The young teacher that day was leading her group of 19 students as they learned English. Over […]

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What Is Prodigy? A Math Game For Skill Building K-8

What Is Prodigy? A Math Game For Skill Building K-8 by Richie Saltzman, prodigygame.com Ed note: This is a sponsored post from Prodigy Math, a free-to-play game with paid memberships available. What Teachers Need To Know: Prodigy Math is a web-based (not app-based) math program aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Grades 1-8. […]

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A Stunningly Simple Way To Explain Pi

A Stunningly Simple Way To Explain Pi by TeachThought Staff The Digital Media Part Among the most underappreciated gifts of digital media is animation. Animation sounds pretty pedestrian until you imagine a world without it. At the opposite end of the spectrum of cartoons, and the more robust, Pixar-born versions of animation that include “motion […]

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