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Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900).

Few and Plain Is Best

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The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God. - Euclid Mashing up the quote from today’s On This Day in Math with a conversation with Jen Silverman about her lovely introduction to constructions in GeoGebra ggbbook.

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." - Beverly Sills, opera singer

Go Teen Writers: There Are No Shortcuts To Any Place Worth Going

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"It's in play that the cognitive skills are most acutely developed." --Hara Estroff Marano

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Today’s quote is from Ben Orlin’s blog post "Learning to rock-climb is changing how I’ll teach math." Background photo courtesy of Jason Kasper (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.

If This Feels Hard...

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The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives. John Meehan

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We need to remember that math can be inspirational and we need to help our students see the beauty in it.

Math = Love: More Free Math (and Non-Math) Quote Posters - super posters!

Math = Love: More Free Math (and Non-Math) Quote Posters

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Today’s quote is from Hollis Easter, via Twitter. Background photo courtesy of Brenda Clarke (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr. letsplaymath.net/...

Teach Three Things

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The Value of Failure by JAMI GOLD

The Value of Failure | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

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"Creativity is intelligence having fun." --Albert Einstein

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Math is alluring...

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Rule of thumb: treat children the same way you treat respected adult friends. Posted by @numbalum89

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Hard change to make, because it requires a different sort of work. But oh, so motivating!

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Raising Independent Learners: Today’s quote is from Lucinda Leo at Navigating by Joy. Background photo courtesy of Peter Werkman (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.

Raising Independent Learners

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People remember the things that are important to them--the things they need to know--& forget the rest. Daniel Quinn (from @numbalum89)

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Quotable: Focus on Being Silent. "I try to stay focused on being silent after I ask young children questions, even semi-serious accidental ones. Unlike most adults, they actu..."

Quotable: Focus on Being Silent

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Learning abstract mathematical concepts starts with play. When given the opportunity, materials and freedom, kids spend their days involving maths.

Go Teen Writers: Andy Griffith on Being a Good Loser

Go Teen Writers: Andy Griffith on Being a Good Loser

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Today’s quote is from William James, via the Furman University Mathematical Quotations Server. Background photo courtesy of Joe Maggie-Me (C...

The Mathematician and the Poet

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“I don’t really like math for it’s own sake. What I love is that it lets you take some things that you know and just by moving symbols around on a piece of paper, find out something you didn’t know that is very surprising. I have a lot of stupid questions and I love that math gives the power to let you answer them. Sometimes.” – Randall Munroe, Author of XKCD and What If

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