# Category Archives: Math

## Improve Math Skills with SMART Number Cruncher

Looking for a free software to help improve your student’s math skills? Well, look no further, you can use SMART Number Cruncher Log in to the SMART Exchange website to download the software for free.

As the teacher, you are able to pick either addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division type of questions. You are even … Read more

## Pi Day 2014

**Pi is an extremely interesting number, and the day to celebrate it is March 14th.** The continuing pop culture references to Pi are evidence of the love people have for Math, and Math’s most widely known constant. Author of the *Life of Pi*, Yann Martel, said this of his choice of the name “Pi” … Read more

## Elephants and Ice Skates

Here’s an idea for **PBL** that a high school class may enjoy.

**Which case would apply more pressure on a floor — an elephant standing on its hind legs or an Olympic figure skater standing on both skates?**

The imagery is startling and almost comical — perfect for an inquisitive teenager busy analyzing the surrounding … Read more

## Singapore Math Resources from EngageNY

**Number Bonds** are a crucial component of early Singapore Math programs. Number Bonds consist of a minimum of 3 circles connected with lines, and they provide a pictorial representation of part-part-whole relationships.

A child who knows this bond should be able to immediately fill in any one of these three numbers if it was missing, … Read more

Posted in Math, Uncategorized
Tagged EngageNY, Number Bonds, singapore, sprints, Tape Diagrams
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## Using Your Love of Math on Valentine’s Day

In the mathematics classroom, you can share your love of Math with students by graphing or completing a construction of heart shaped graphs. The following math programs are free to download or already built into your computer.

## Microsoft Mathematics

Microsoft Mathematics is a free calculator software (all you need is an Outlook.com or Google account) … Read more

Posted in Classroom Tools, Common Core, Holiday, Math, STEM
Tagged Geogebra, Math, Valentine's Day
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## Alan Turing – Math, History, Computer Science, and Tolerance

If you’re looking to have an interdisciplinary discussion with your High School students, you could do a lot worse than to look at the life and times of Alan Turing.

Turing was a brilliant mathematician and one of the most historically influential figures in the history of computing. He also helped the allies win … Read more

Posted in Computer Science, Cross Curricular, Math, Social Studies
Tagged AI, CAPTCHA, Ciphers, Code Breaking, enigma, NSA, Turing
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## Math + Games = Mangahigh!

As a 4th grade math teacher, I was always looking for fun and engaging ways for my students to practice the skills they were learning in class. I would spend hours searching online for games that I could put up on my interactive whiteboard to break up the usual classroom routine. When I discovered Mangahigh, … Read more

## The Anatomy of a Super Soaker and other PBL Math Resources

I have been running Project and Problem Based workshops for a while now and it has been an easy transition for English, Social Studies and Science teachers because there are lots of great resources around to help them out. Many Math teachers have felt left out, but that is no longer the case! I have … Read more

## 14 Resources for Getting Started with Code

No matter what subject you teach, you can get your students interested in coding, or give them a little exposure to what it means to think like a computer scientist. Here are some resources to get you started.

## Do a computer science lesson in your classroom this week.

- http://csedweek.org/learn

Code.org has created a site with

Posted in Classroom Tools, Math, Science, Technology, Web Tools
Tagged alice, Bootstrapworld, CodeHS, CodeNow, Computer Science Education Week, CS Unplugged, Kodu, MOUSE Squad, scratch, Small Basic, Tynker
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## Logo Programming Language

If you went to school in the 1980’s, this post may remind you of a forgotten favorite. A staple of Computer Education at the time, the Logo programming language is a simple, and still widely available, tool for teaching students about code. Known for its turtle graphics, Logo has a limited set of instructions (i.e. primitives), … Read more

Posted in Math, Programming
Tagged Berkeley, Brian Harvey, Geometry, hour of code, introductory, logo, programming language, Scheme, UCB Logo
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