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.
Your students might not be ready for the big scary world of social media (though they probably think they are), but with your guidance they can still reap the benefits. Even if you’re not an avid Tweeter or YouTuber, social media is too good a teaching resource to pass up – the trick is knowing […]
The Commutative Property is very important, but sometimes can be a difficult topic to grasp. If students have trouble understanding the concept, Matific has a great episode ‘A Balancing Act’ that children can use for further practice. If you don’t have a computer in class, you can use paint as an alternative to demonstrate the […]
Pop quiz! Two words with the capacity to make even grown-ups shudder. The surprise quiz is the classroom scourge of the reluctant and the unprepared, one of the most powerful and dreaded weapons in a teacher’s arsenal. As a form of discipline, it’s hard to beat. But how useful is the quiz as an educational […]
September 7th, the first day of school. Students clutter the hallways with fresh books, markers, clothes, and (happy or otherwise), fresh faces. Teachers prepare to greet a brand new class- excited by the prospect of change and eager learning. But how much do we really know about these students as learners? About how they have […]
Many children experience difficulty grasping mathematics as an abstract concept. Without any grounding in reality, mathematical principles can escape even the most engaged students. Sure, they know that four times four equal sixteen…but why is that important? What impact does that have on the world around us? How can we use that knowledge in our […]