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.
Walter S. Mallory: Isn’t it a shame that with the tremendous amount of work you have done you haven’t been able to get any results? Thomas Edison: Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results! I know several thousand things that won’t work. For many students, the word failure is the stuff of […]
I have never been a sporty child, and I can’t imagine explaining to someone whose principal concerns are football scores about the importance of math for their future. I’m not suggesting that the two are mutually exclusive. However, this is a blog subject for a parent whose child thinks that they are. So if your […]
Does your child dream of stage lights and squealing guitars? Would they rather listen to the Top 100 than do their homework? They can keep dreaming big, but they had better solve those equations because even rock stars need math. Being a rock star is more than having talent and looking good on stage, to […]
The findings of the recent OECD report, New Approach Needed To Deliver On Technology’s Potential In Schools, is concerning, but not unexpected. If computers and tablets are being used to present ‘gamified’ worksheets or as passive ebook readers, then it is not surprising that they fail to make any positive impact on students. Once upon […]
Silence. Complete, utter, blissful silence. For many teachers it’s an impossible fantasy: keeping a busy classroom quiet for more than two seconds at a time demands superhuman effort and the patience of a saint. And even if your class cooperates, who can afford the luxury of student quiet time when there are lessons plans to […]