# Math

Guest blogger Jennifer Bay-Williams, educator and author, shares three critical ideas that she wants her preservice math teachers to learn, each connected with a basic understanding of how their students will think and acquire knowledge.

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#### 3 ways to help develop math teaching methods- written with pre-service teachers in mind but sound advice for all of us!

#### Do your methods work? Jennifer Bay-Williams takes a look at the most common math methods and how to make sure they're effective.

Here's a very cool and 3-D way of looking at a multiplication table.

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#### 3D Visual Multiplication Tables! Help your Little visualize math to have a better understanding of how multiplication tables function.

#### Pinner Got To Teach (http://www.pinterest.com/gottoteach/) writes: "Here's a neat and 3-D way of looking at a multiplication table. Perfect visual for our visual learners."

#### Here's a neat and 3-D way of looking at a multiplication table. Perfect visual for our visual learners.

#### British Columbia Grade 3 Math (modeling of up to 5 x 5) Here's a very cool and 3-D way of looking at a multiplication table.

#### Here's a very cool and 3-D way of looking at a multiplication table. Math. Busy bag idea.

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#### A visual multiplication "chart"!

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Who said math wasn't fun?

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#### Fun visual! Need a project? Have students create their own rollercoaster on pasteboard, build it using K'nex or research roller coasters with these characteristics. Description from www.TeachTransform.com

#### #Math chart/graphic of different math functions and relations at play in an amusement park.

#### Must have this poster! Amusement parks and math! function world

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#### Awesome for a high school math teacher

#### Math functions as amusement park rides

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#### Math theme park... I'm in!!

A fun rhyme for remembering mean, median, and mode.

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#### Classroom: Math. Median, mode, range poem. Hey diddle diddle, the median's the middle. You add and divide for the mean. The mode is the one that appears the most, and the range is the difference between.

#### Awesome Math rhyme. Will have to post this for the kids. I still have a hard time remembering the diff.

#### Very cute for learning median, mode, range, and mean!! For my math teacher friends.

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Introducing variables with pictures. Great way to make algebraic thinking more concrete.

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#### Introducing variables with pictures. Great way to make algebraic thinking more concrete. #highschool #math #lessons #teacher #classroom #ideas

#### Introducing variables with pictures. I do this with fruit already, but I love the way it looks with a fast food meal!

#### Awesome idea for those kids who struggle with the idea of a variable. Introducing variables with pictures. Great way to make algebraic thinking more concrete.

#### Introducing variables with pictures. Great way to make algebraic thinking more concrete. Great MS Math blog.

#### Introducing variables with pictures. Great way to make algebraic thinking more concrete. Great idea for my support class. Thanks

#### This is a concrete and fun way to introduce the concept of variables. Printing out photos of items students will be solving for would be useful to connect from word problems. The drawback is that this pin only shows a picture without much detail on the activity that tagged along with it. Regardless, I like the idea and would use it for an interactive bulletin board activity after introducing variables in this fashion. -Erika G.

#### Love this! Using objects is a great way to concretely introduce variables in algebra!

#### Introducing variables with pictures. Makes introduction to Algebra more concrete.

#### Introducing variables with pictures. This visual could be helpful for students!

Check out these Common Core aligned resources for math middle school teachers.

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#### Take a look at a sixth grade geometry standard and how, using technology, teachers can promote engagement through student-centered exploration of the skill.

#### Common Core in Action: Math in the Middle School Classroom - Edutopia describes ways to use IWB, apps, and digital cameras to teach to the Common Core.

#### Common Core in Action: Math in the Middle School Classroom.... Integrating technology... Show a video, discuss what you saw...

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#### Learn these math strategies for the middle school classroom aligned to the Common Core.

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#### Common Core aligned resources for math middle school teachers.

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Great article from TeachThought about a very useful website (Numberphile) for students that think they hate math.

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#### Numberphile, a site for kids who think they hate math. Page has math videos explaining concepts and real world math issues. #math #multimedia #secondary #elementary

#### A Really, Really Cool Website For Students Who Think They Hate Math (Videos about Numbers and Stuff) http://www.numberphile.com

#### http://www.numberphile.com/ A Really, Really Cool Website For Students Who Think They Hate Math

#### A really, really cool website for students who think they hate Math. Numberphile

#### Fun short math videos to grab the attention of any of your students

#### The best resource for a student that thinks they hate math is a great teacher. But what about the best resource for that teacher? Beyond an active imagination, ability to relate to students, and an incredibly strong content knowledge themselves, it may not get much better than Numberphile . While the site is simple a crudely interactive graphic with links to videos, it has, in one fell swoop, creatively curated some of the most compelling and engaging “problems” in mathematics. From Benford’s Law to French Numbers, to whether or not zero is an even number, it frames the content area of math–which is often riddled with rote practice of very traditional arithmetic and formulas–in a problem-based learning kind of approach.

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Fraction hopscotch. Very cool!

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#### Fraction Hopscotch; even though this is probably too low level for high school math I love the idea.

#### LOVE THIS!! Fraction hopscotch. This would be a fun way to get students interested in math. Instead of just doing worksheets, this gets them actively involved and they can visually learn equivalent fractions while playing a fun game.

#### {Teaching} Fraction Hopscotch except i would put the equivalent fractions in order with lowest denominator on the left and highest denominator on the right. ie. 1/2, 2/4, 4/8.

#### Imperishably Beautiful: {Teaching} Fraction Hopscotch Allison's adaptations: kids name an equivalent fraction, compare the 2 fractions, add or subtract 2 fractions etc…this would be awesome if a kid needs a break to walk around/stretch great movement to get the brain moving and the kids moving

#### Integrating math: Fraction Hopscotch - The students stand on "ZERO" and lightly roll a balled up piece of paper onto a fraction. Then they hop on the squares and SAY the name of each fraction. When they land on a double they have to name the equivalent fractions (One fourth is equal to two eighths)

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Five Great Ways to Celebrate Pi Day from the U.S. Department of Education.

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#### Five Great Ways to Celebrate Pi Day from the U.S. Department of Education. If only we had school on March 14th!

#### Five Great Ways to Celebrate Pi Day from the U.S. Department of Education - can I hire someone to make them for me???

#### 5 great ways to celebrate Pi Day. Demonstrate pi in the real world, make pi plates, and more. #piday

#### Five Great Ways to Celebrate Pi Day from the U.S. Department of Education. #math #mathematics

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#### Happy #PiDay!

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Under this image of a pie, lies a fun Glogster activity for Pi Day.

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#### pi pie. Hannah could do this for pi day at school.

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OCTOPI! Just one more a little bit of Pi Day humor. :)

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#### International Pi Day March 14, 2015 What did zero say to eight? Nice Belt! And lot more #math jokes.

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#### isn't it great that we can laugh at math jokes now :)

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Good article with tips on how to recognize and alleviate math anxiety in young students

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#### Good article with tips on how to recognize and alleviate math anxiety in young students #edutopia #mathanxiety

#### Good article with tips on how to recognize and alleviate math anxiety in young students. I am definitely a math anxious student and now teacher!

#### Anxiety Attack: Conquering the Fear of Math – SchoolBook…terrific article!

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A fun tongue-in-cheek critique of Pi day, as it relates to the Common Core. Bonus: It has some useful lesson plans for grades 5-12.

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#### Happy Pi Day from the Swedish Chef! @ Sherisse Penner- is it you or Nelson that does Pi Day?

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#### The Swedish Chef...Shouldn't he be wearing a hairnet over that 'stache?

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Learn about the history, geometry of pi and more at piday.org

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#### Circle Diagram Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

#### Circle Diagram and interesting facts

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Eye On Education shares easy as "pi" ideas for celebrating Pi Day.

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#### Lauren Hathaway, a member of Eye On Education's editorial staff, presents 4 Easy as "Pi" Ideas for Celebrating Pi Day.

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Without the Exploratorium, we might never have had an official Pi Day celebration. In 1988 Exploratorium physicist Larry Shaw started the tradition, and it was finally recognized by Congress in 2009. The Exploratorium highlights some great hands-on activities, and there is also a great list of Pi-related links.

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#### Activities, like "cut it", where students cut the circumference into diameter pieces. How many can be cut? A little more than 3. Pi: 3.14. So cool!

#### "Cutting Pi"- Cool activity that shows students the real meaning of pi.

#### Links to great activities for March 14th, Pi Day!!

#### The Exploratorium's Pi Day activities

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TeachPi hosts a trove of Pi Day resources, featuring fun classroom activities, Pi Day-inspired music, and other fun learning ideas. There's plenty here to keep students engaged, and learning, on March 14.

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#### This has some great activity ideas; get inspired by these dedicated teachers, who are true Pi Day enthusiasts.

#### GREAT RESOURCE! TeachPi hosts a trove of Pi Day resources, featuring fun classroom activities, Pi Day-inspired music, and other fun learning ideas. There's plenty here to keep students engaged, and learning, on March 14.

#### We'll finally be in school on Pi Day. Time for this math teacher to get started on the festivities

#### More than 50 ideas for ways to make Pi Day entertaining, educational, tasty, and fun.

#### For all those math teachers out there that want to teach more about Pi Day 3/14

#### great ideas for classroom activities

#### SO many Pi Day activity ideas =)

Avoision shares interesting information about the history of Pi, as well as a link to a Web application that allows students to explore Pi through music.

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#### Avoision shares interesting information about the history of Pi, as well as a link to a Web application that allows students to explore Pi through music. ----BTW, Please Visit: http://artcaffeine.imobileappsys.com

#### pi10k a pi application, very neat, dont mind the picture

Scientific American dug deep into the history of Pi in this article, offering an insightful look at the origins of the mathematical constant.

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There are plenty of great resources here from NCTM. Along with fun activities, there's also an Illuminations lesson plans section with some great standards-based lesson plans for educators.

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#### Great resources and articles for Pi Day, gathered by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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Pi Day lesson plans and classroom ideas for all grade levels are covered in this post from Education World. There's also a great list of outside links, as well as some interesting ideas for Pi Day art projects.

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#### Happy Pi Day! Have a slice of Pi pie and check out the history of this day here: http://bit.ly/zMBSDT #PiDay

#### A Pie for "Pi Day"! Pi Pie pic, created at Delft University of Technology, applied physics, seismics and acoustics, 2008.

#### A very happy Pi Day to all our #developer Followers! Have a slice of Pi pie and check out the history of this day here: http://bit.ly/zMBSDT #PiDay

#### Pi Day, a day to celebrate pi on March 14th and there is even a Pi song to listen to...

#### Happy Pi Day! :) (Get it? 3=March, .14=14th... March 14th is National Pi Day)

#### Happy Pi day! & Happy Birthday to Albert Einstein! He was born March 14, 1879.

#### Happy Pi Day! Here's a "Pi Pie" at Delft University.

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Pi Land. A list of creative Pi Day activities and quotes to get those math minds bumping!

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#### Pi Land. Fun math ideas for pi day!

Joy of Pi | Pi Links & Web pages come and go, but this site works to keep the list up to date. If you find a link that doesn't work, they encourage the reader to let them know.

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#### The Joy of Pi includes one million digits of pi. But in case you need just a few, here are the first ten thousand digits:

#### Click for the first ten thousand digits of pi. You know, just in case you forget the first nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine.

Awesome song about the circumference of a circle. Sing along with your class to celebrate Pi Day!

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#### See Da Pi (Circumference of Circle)

Math humor and cartoons inspired by Pi Day