April 26, 2014

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- Desmos Function Carnival
- Penny Circle Interactive Math Task
- Desmos Free Graphing Calculator and More!
- Graphing Stories
- Printable Algebra Activities
- Final Exam Review Project: Game Design
- Kakooma Mental Math Puzzles
- Math Limbo Strategy Game
- Math Picture Books
- K-5 Math Teaching Resources
- Math Writing Prompt: Interpreting Graphs (with Justin Bieber)
- Jumping Math Activity
- Review Millionaire
- Review Jeopardy! Template
- 50 Ways to Group Learners
- Free printable worksheets
- Dr. Seuss Math Printables
- Math Books
- Painter's Tape 10-Frames
- Estimation Breakfast Activity
- Money Worksheets
- 10 Best Math Apps
- Math Manipulative Apps

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We know it’s important for students to connect different representations of relationships together – linking a table of values to its graph and its algebraic representations, for example. Representing and interpreting relationships between variables is an important skill even for students who do not study math beyond high school.

But students struggle with graphs in several ways. We have seen that students struggle with rate, and how rates are represented in graphs. Function Carnival addresses that. Students watch a video. They try to graph what they see. Then they play back the video and see how their graphical model would be represented as an animation. Does what they meant to graph about the world actually match the world?

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This highly engaging task encourages students to use mathematical modeling to predict how many pennies it will take to cover a large circle. Students begin by using simpler problems (i.e., smaller circles) to generalize using a linear, quadratic, or exponential function.

Mathematically:

*Requires students to confront the question of whether a model's predictions are reasonable (part of the modeling cycle)

*Sets up a situation with many avenues for mathematical investigation

*Uses technology efficiently to support the mathematics

In the classroom:

*Allows for student collaboration and discussion

*Provides a platform for the teacher to view students' work online

*Allows teacher to filter results, e.g., to see which students revised their models

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Graph functions, plot tables of data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and much more! One of my favorites is the linear inequalities tool where you can graph and shade in color! I also like to add sliders and animations to make the graphs come alive. I am constantly learning about new features on Desmos. Check it out and share your tips and tricks with the group!

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Engage your students in real-world graphing applications as they watch 15-second videos and graph the data being presented. Videos feature weight lifting, balloon inflating, sliding on a playground, running the bases, and more. Bring graphing to life for your students!

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Equation puzzles, expression dominoes, inequality matching activities, and mathematical tasks are just a few of the many resources provided in this 50-page resource packet.

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Looking for a fun way to review standards and critical vocabulary? This project is a great way to increase student engagement during the final weeks of school. I have done this project with 7th - 11th graders and the feedback has been consistent: they LOVE it! It gives them an opportunity to be creative while challenging them to choose (and solve!) high-quality math problems for their game. I will be posting some pictures of this year's projects soon.

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Kakooma starts with a deceptively simple idea: in a group of numbers, find the number that is the sum of two others. Sounds easy, right? Sometimes it is, but other times the answer is right in front of you and you just can’t see it. To solve a single puzzle, you often end up doing dozens of calculations in your head, sometimes more than a hundred! Before you know it, your mind is sharper and your math skills are better. Kakooma makes you smarter.

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The objective is to eliminate all the numbers on the board by decomposing numbers rolled by a pair of dice. A number can be decomposed using only addition. When a number cannot be eliminated, the game is over and the numbers remaining on the board are totaled to give the final score. The lowest score wins and a perfect score is zero.

I have played this game with all ages, including my college students. Everyone loves it! It is easy to play, but more difficult to find a winning strategy. Can you get a perfect game?

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Ten years ago, Greg Tang was looking for a better way to teach math to his kids. He wound up creating a groundbreaking series of picture books that included the New York Times best seller The Grapes of Math. His books quickly became staples in school libraries and university teacher training programs, garnering numerous awards and selling over a million copies.

Now Greg's books, a cornerstone of math and reading programs across the country, are here online - animated, interactive, and even more effective and entertaining than before. Need help solving a problem? Clever hints make learning intuitive and fun. Need help reading a poem? Click the microphone to hear it first. Ready for harder problems? The books get progressively more challenging, offering important mathematical insights to kids of all ages.

I have used The Grapes of Math with Algebra students to illustrate the mathematical properties. They love "story time" just as much as the younger students!

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This site provides an extensive collection of free resources, math games, and hands-on math activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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We used writing in math classes across the district in our support of the Mathematical Practices, especially "construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others" and "attend to precision."

Here is a sample prompt that I created this year. I used Justin Bieber because most students have strong opinions about him one way or the other. It definitely grabbed their attention!

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Here is a math game/activity that I found on the PBS website. If you follow this link http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/beebe6f1-5613-461e-a13a-297ebb9a90b8/jumping-math/ you'll find a video showing how this activity works. I thought this activity was great because it helps students with counting and also it gets them up and out of their seats! By getting them up and moving, they will hopefully get more engaged and excited about math.

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A PowerPoint review template for the popular game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"

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A PowerPoint template for the popular game show "Jeopardy!"

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Here is a great resource that shares 50 fun ways to make groups! Be sure to check out the ones specifically for math!

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2014/09/50-fun-ways-group-learners

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I know no one likes worksheets, but sometimes they are necessary. This website

has lots of worksheets for many different topics that you just pull up and then print. Saves you so much time from either creating your own or searching the web for ever to find a decent one.

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I was working on a project for another class, and came across these teachers resources! Check 'em out!

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Here is an article that shares some cool books about math that can be used during a lesson. Check it out!

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I found this blog which demonstrated how to make a 10 frame on the floor with painter's tape. Students then get to help solve problems collaboratively by being the "counters." This is a great differentiation strategy for learners who need to move and do in order to connect to the material! We did this in my Kindergarten class during math time last week and students were engaged the entire time! It really helped provide them with a concrete and visual representation of not just what a ten frame looks like, but what it means to them.

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This activity is geared toward kindergarten and is designed to help students learn about estimating. Students will learn how to estimate by using cereal, what kid does not like using food to learn!

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This websites has multiple worksheets about money. There are worksheets that have printable money, so kids can use the money as a manipulative. There are also worksheets that have word problems for students to solve using addition. This website also has money from other countries, which would be helpful to use with a student from a different country or to expose students to the different money.

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Parents.com created a list of the 10 best math apps for kids. I found this list useful for future activities or lesson plans.

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This link provides 7 great FREE apps that have manipulatives for math. All these apps could be used for either early childhood or elementary education.

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