Category Archives: Math
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
In first grade I learned to “program” using the logo software. That was my last encounter with coding until 2002. I had no idea what Computer Science was when I got to college. I thought it meant that I got to fix and build computers but it doesn’t, those are actually two other … Read more
Did you know that Heinz Ketchup was first introduced to the public at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia? That event provided the theme for our second Teq calendar lesson for September.
Created for middle school math, this lesson also includes cross-curricular content that introduces students to what rates and unit rates are and how … Read more