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3 Acts Math Tasks: Resources and Lessons

3 Acts Math Tasks: Resources and Lessons

I've blogged before on the topic of 3-Act Math Tasks, but I wanted to share some great resources that feature a host of 3 Acts that you can use and resources to help you use them more effectively in the classroom! First of all, let's review. The biggest thing that 3...

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My Caribbean Adventure

My Caribbean Adventure

I was given a referral by a colleague who asked if I was interested in doing any work in the Dutch Caribbean. At first, I thought he was joking. But when it turned out that he wasn't, I told him I would MAKE time! My destination: an island called Sint Eustatius,...

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Kinesthetic Number Sense

Kinesthetic Number Sense

We have all been there...trying to get students to develop one-to-one correspondence with concrete objects. You have a pile of counters ready on your table."Watch how I do it," you say. "1, 2, 3, 4." And with great patience, you carefully move one counter at a time...

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8 Standards for Mathematical Practice: Pop Quiz!

8 Standards for Mathematical Practice: Pop Quiz!

Think you know the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice? Take this quiz to see if you understand application of these practices through scenarios from a popular TV show: Big Bang Theory! Watch the video clips (each has an identifying letter assigned to it), decide...

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8 Standards for Mathematical Practice

8 Standards for Mathematical Practice

The 8 Standards for Mathematical Practices are what I feel is the biggest shift in history in how we teach math. We are not simply putting a new name on the old way of doing business in math education, but instead we are actually changing to a new method of educating...

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The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Teachers of mathematics for centuries have helped students understand mathematics using “manipulatives”-- visual objects that help illustrate mathematical relationships and applications. Manipulatives allow students to visually examine, explore and develop concepts....

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The Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

The Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

I love technology, and I do use my iPad and computer for a lot of things, however there's just certain times that call for a good old fashioned piece of paper and pencil. If you are like me, you are always taking notes for various meetings, brainstorming sessions, or...

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