Category Archives: Math


Podcasts You Should Listen To–Content and Inspiration

Hello Teachers! We hope you’re enjoying the last couple days before school. However, as you prepare for your next batch of eager learners, you shouldn’t forget to nurture your own love of learning–even after the summer ends.

In one of our previous blogs we discussed podcasts as tools for professional development, focusing on podcasts that … Read more

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Diving Deep with Ocearch

Kids think sharks are awesome.

And to be honest, it’s hard to argue against that.

As a former teacher, I’m always on the hunt for ways to take advantage of things kids like in order to increase engagement. If educators can repurpose real-world contexts to make subjects like math and science seem more appealing, we definitely … Read more

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SMART Technologies

SMART Notebook 15 is Here!

Here at Teq, we are excited to see that our SMART friends continue to enhance the Notebook Interactive Learning Software with the release of the most recent version, SMART Notebook 15.

Notebook 15 is full of really great updates that increase functionality and interactivity for the classroom. Teachers can create engaging lesson content with the … Read more

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Illustrative Mathematics Gets a New Look

If you are a math teacher looking for some great, investigative, Common Core content for instruction, look no further than Illustrative Mathematics. The Illustrative Mathematics website recently underwent a transformation, simplifying the navigation process and expanding the free materials that encourage students to perform investigations around various mathematics principles.

What educators love most about … Read more

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Infuse Learning

A Sad Goodbye to Infuse Learning — What Now?

When I received the e-mail in my inbox informing me that Infuse Learning would be ending its run as a free, digital assessment resource, I thought I just might cry! Here at Teq, we have always demonstrated Infuse Learning as a great way to introduce successful mobile assessment in the classroom. We were particularly … Read more

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SMART Maestro add on for Notebook

Creating Division Symbols in your SMART Notebook Software

To my fellow math teachers out there, I have the solutions to solve all of your division symbol problems!

If you are trying to create some of your own content in SMART Notebook, you may need the correct division symbol to write your practice examples. Depending on the grade level you work with, you have … Read more

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New SMART amp Math Equation Feature

A new feature in SMART amp allows users to author math equations in the text editor. The new feature includes symbols and numbers that can be added into your text, however they are not editable. They include math symbols, fractions, Greek characters, and arrows. Additionally, SMART amp has added a superscript and subscript feature to … Read more

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Front Row

Front Row for Assessment

Teachers are often looking for new ways to assess their students’ knowledge of Common Core Learning Standards. Front Row is a web- based platform (and iPad app!) that allows you to motivate students, differentiate practice activities, and receive immediate feedback on student progress in your Common Core Math class. Teachers can sign up for a … Read more

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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

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Pi Day 2014

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

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