Please join veteran teachers and math curriculum experts Kari Till & Lauren McCrone as they discuss how to incorporate virtual manipulatives into your daily teaching. They share current research on how students respond to these manipulatives and incorporate examples from computer-based learning.
There have been a few incidents in the media that have highlighted just how terrifying helping your children with their math homework can be. So if, like me, you would like to avoid this exercise altogether then help your kids in other ways: by playing board games with them. We have already written about the […]
Movies are a great way of mixing up the routine of class. But while history, science and geography teachers have a wealth of options to choose from, entertaining math-themed video clips seem to be thin on the ground. Here’s a handful of animated math movies that your elementary students will find engaging and educational. Donald […]
In the US almost 10% of students in the public school system speak English as a learner (ELL). Although the language of math is theoretically universal, their ability to learn may be twice as challenging thanks to the linguistic barrier. “The challenge of teaching math to ELL students lies not only in making math lessons […]
At Matific, we love teachers who break through to students. So we have asked Alex Kajitani, the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, also known as “The Rappin’ Mathematician” for some tips on bringing joy to math. Alex has written the book Owning It: Proven Strategies for Success in ALL of Your Roles As a […]
Exploring symmetry lines can be a fun, yet challenging lesson for fourth-graders. Using manipulatives can really help students to internalize the concept. When kids play our episode Symmetry Lines, they have the opportunity to draw on shapes and discover if they are symmetrical or not. If you don’t have a computer in class, you can check out […]