Monthly Archives: October 2015

3rd Grade Dot Image Number Talk

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Since the 3rd graders are entering their multiplication unit, I find it the perfect time for some dot images!! I used the image below as a quick image in which I ask them to think about how many do…

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How Can We Teach Math To Encourage ‘Patient Problem Solving’? | MindShift | KQED News

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It’s much easier for students relearn computations if they have a strong grounding in the mathematical reasoning that goes with it, says math teacher Dan Meyer.

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Follow Desmon link to find function grapher app.  Big fan of Dan Meyer!

 

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The Importance of Recreational Math – The New York Times

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‘Fun’ problems can lead to striking, unexpected discoveries.

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When I was a junior in a mathematics education class our prof Scott Malcolm introduced us to recreational mathematics in the form of Yes!  Math Can Be Fun by Brandes  I used it every year during my career.  Pulled kids into mathematics every time!

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