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What Does It Mean To Experience Math?

What Does It Mean To Experience Math?

The best lessons that I remember from my own math learning were the ones that involved interactivity with hands on tools and tasks that connected to real life. Curious about how others viewed math experiences, I engaged a global community of over 100 learners in conversations regarding math thinking. I asked, “What does it mean

Tundra Connections Math Challenge

If you haven’t heard, the DEN is once again partnering with Polar Bears International for their 2014 Tundra Connections program.  Learn more and register from my previous blog post here: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/polarbears2014 To prepare for the Thursday, October 30 webcast at 1pm ET, we invite you and your students to participate in our Math Challenge.  Our goal is to

Sneak Peek: Discover the Math Techbook

The Discovery Education Math Techbook is a breakthrough digital textbook that will change the way students and teachers experience math. Using an inquiry-based approach, Math Techbook supports any device, anywhere, anytime in any secondary instructional setting. The Math Techbook helps teachers to: teach using an inquiry-based approach engage students first to make learning last differentiate instruction

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September 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Financial literacy

I have identified thirteen literacies important for students to master, which you can see below.  Lisa Nielsen, in her blog post “Should the new math be financial literacy?” states “we have lost focus on preparing young people for what will matter in their real lives. If the education system were to provide some financial literacy

iMake iLearn: Sphero Me Some Fun and Learning

This week our three 2.0 Spheros arrived.  What is a Sphero you say?  It is a programmable ball and so much more.  After looking at many different options to introduce robotics and coding into our SP Design Lab, I learned about the Sphero. Several great posts have already been done by Erin Klein and the Nerdy Teacher which made me realize

Featured Board: Math Concepts

Teachers want students to understand concepts and be able to explain their learning. Sure, there’s always a test or report a student could create, but what about a multimedia board sharing what they’ve learned? This week’s Discovery Education Board Builder Featured Board does just that. Take a look at the screen shot below of a

JOIN TONIGHT! “Standards for Mathematical Practice: They’re Not Just for Students!”

FREE PD Virtual Event: Standards for Mathematical Practice: They’re Not Just for Students! This session will examine the mathematical practices in classroom tasks with an emphasis on how teachers can use the practices to deepen our own content knowledge and to improve our instruction. Example tasks will span K-12. Presented by: Christopher Danielson Normandale Community

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