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.
Imagine training for years – decades, even – for your dream job. You choose all the right subjects, scrimp and scrape to put yourself through college. Countless hours of study, stress, working dull, low-paying jobs to get a foot on the ladder. Little by little you climb towards your goal. Once you’ve made it, all […]
Graphs are a huge part of math, and can be used to cover many different topics and concepts. Check out Matific’s ‘Graph and Release.’ Kids use graphs to gather all sorts of statistics on the fish in the tank. If you don’t have a computer in class, check out this great idea from Math Coach’s […]
It’s a cruel fact that the oversupply of elementary teachers means many teachers – especially new graduates – have to rely increasingly on casual and substitute work. Substitute teaching can be tough: the faces and routines are unfamiliar and all too often students see the absence of their usual teacher as the chance for a […]
It’s interesting just how topical math anxiety is at the moment. While being nervous about math and losing sleep before a test was the assumption in my day, researchers are pointing out that it really should not be the norm. In fact, math anxiety can lead to all kinds of long-term problems in academic and […]
Picture your body as a tiny planet. Each day it passes through distinct seasons: summery times of productivity and growth, low, quiet points of hibernation, and the rises and falls in between. These daily cycles are called circadian rhythms, and they affect bodily functions such as temperature regulation, respiration, digestion and the ability to process […]