# Tag Archives: math

## How a touchscreen can help students learn math

Fingers, blocks, pebbles and a myriad of other physical manipulatives are all tools helping students problem solve. But does that usefulness carry over when physical manipulatives give way to digital ones? The answer is a resounding yes! In her dissertation paper “Do Gestural Interfaces Promote Thinking?” published in 2011, Ayelet Segal, confirms that interactions with …

## Mental representations of math is important to understanding

How you view math and shown math relationships can affect your understanding of math. What does mathematics look like to you? Do you see a wondrous landscape filled with connected ideas, or a sprawling mess of symbols? The distinction matters a great deal, because your mathematical worldview is inextricably tied …

## Illuminations has lesson plans and interactives for the Pre-K – 12th grade math teacher, all free!

Illuminations has lesson plans and interactives for the Pre-K – 12th grade math teacher, all free! Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Illuminations has over 700 lesson plans and over 100 interactives available. There are also 13 Calculation Nation® games, which are games where the student can compete against other students. …

## Equatio is a new add-on for Google Docs and Forms to facilitate the entry of math expressions

As a previous math teacher, I have a soft spot for the pains teachers and students can feel when trying to use math symbols and expressions in technology. The same thing can be said in science when typing chemical formulas. Technology seems to play best with normal letters and numbers, rather than exponents, …

## Nudge is a way to practice and learn math on tablets

## A list of 10 iPad math apps for elementary students

## Using an Abacus to boost math skills

The abacus counting device dates back thousands of years but has, in the past century, been replaced by calculators and computers. But studies show that abacus use can have an effect on how well people learn math. In this excerpt adapted from his new book Learn Better, education researcher Ulrich Boser writes about the abacus …

## Cashtivity – Free Real World Math Challenges

A growth mindset for math success starts here. Discover how real world project-based challenges inspire students to exceed their learning goals. Start for free! Source: Cashtivity – Free Real World Math Challenges Cashivity allows teachers to set up specific challenges that their students will need to solve, learning how to use …

## Sharing: Coding and math

Coding Can Help With “Math War” In the article Jonathan pushes to make kids doers of math instead of just doing math. The difference focuses more on creating an open ended math environment (Seymour Papert called this Mathland) and less on drill and skill, which unfortunately, is the model our math …