Will you be celebrating August 15, 2017? Why, you may ask?This question makes a great bell ringer or writing prompt for MS/HS math students –even for those who have not yet studied the Pythagorean Theorem. Of course, 8-15-17 is a Pythagorean Triple! This “holiday” does not happen every year. On this day, spend some time with your students discussing Pythagoras and his namesake theorem. Picture … [Read more...]

## The Top 5 Reasons for Using Manipulatives in the Classroom

The Top 5 Reasons for Using Manipulatives in the Classroom Have you ever asked or said or heard a fellow educator ask or say… “Exactly what constitutes a manipulative?” “I have some of these manipulatives in my closet, but do not have a clue how to use them!” “How do I find the time to use manipluatives in the classroom when I have so much to cover already?” “Aren’t these just … [Read more...]

## 3 Opportunities for Connecting Numeracy and Literacy When Using Literature in the Mathematics Classroom

3 Opportunities for Connecting Numeracy and Literacy When Using Literature in the Mathematics Classroom Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom? Yes! Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, can make the mathematics being studied come alive for the student as well as have meaning, and can help to differentiate … [Read more...]

## The 12 Days of Mathematics for Christmas: Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 of the Twelve Days of Mathematics for Christmas: One of my grandsons’ favorite Christmas songs is the Twelve Days of Christmas. In honor of this song I am creating The Twelve Days of Mathematics for Christmas. There are activities for K-3. Intermediate – MS (grade 4 – grade 7), and Secondary (Grade 8 –Grade 12) and correlated to the number of the day. Check below for the … [Read more...]

## The 12 Days of Mathematics for Christmas: Day 11

Welcome to Day 11 of the Twelve Days of Mathematics for Christmas: One of my grandsons’ favorite Christmas songs is the Twelve Days of Christmas. In honor of this song I am creating The Twelve Days of Mathematics for Christmas. There are activities for K-3. Intermediate – MS (grade 4 – grade 7), and Secondary (Grade 8 –Grade 12) and correlated to the number of the day. Check below for the … [Read more...]

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