Welcome to the fifty-fourth edition of Math Teachers at Play! We have a great roundup of articles this month...
- Yan Kow Cheong at Singapore Math gives some ideas for journal writing in math class.
- Terrance Banks at So I Teach Math and Coach? gives a great literacy strategy that encourages students to be the teacher.
- Bowman Dickson at Bowman in Arabia shares how to start class with whiteboarding (reading a graph is a literacy component, if you ask me!).
- For more graph reading, I posted two AP Calculus problems I think are great.
|54: The number of countries in Africa|
- Guillermo Bautista at Mathematics and Multimedia explains common errors in MDAS operations.
- Dan MacKinnon at mathrecreation shows beautiful patterns that arise in the multiplication tables that we were all told to memorize in grade school.
- Glenn gives a pretty snazzy visual representation of quadratic equations that have complex solutions.
- Jeff Brenneman at Trust Me-I'm a Math Teacher shares a project idea in which students identify the key issues to winning the 2012 Presidential election.
|54: The number of playing cards |
(with 2 jokers)
- Bon Crowder at Math is not a Four Letter Word shows how to get children thinking about graphing using a Lite-Brite.
- Lilac at Learners in Bloom shares some great ideas for introducing inequalities and pattern-recognition to your preschooler (whoa)!
- Mrs. M at The Daily Cupcake shares eleven awesome activities for kindergarten students learning numbers 0-5.
- @reminoodle at The MathSmith describes a group project she gives every trimester for students to create their own review games. Be sure to check out the impressive pictures!
- Christy at Just Another Step to Take gives five ways to create homemade board games for practicing math facts.
- Jennifer Smith-Sloane at Live. Teach. Create. shares an awesome foldable for converting fractions, decimals, and percents.
|54: The number of colored squares|
on a Rubik's Cube.
Great Advice and Insight
- Denise at Let's Play Math! gives tips on how to teach math to your children, even if you experience math anxiety.
- Peter Glynn at Nature Math has started a discussion on why some kids hate math.
- Colleen Young at Mathematics, Learning, and Web 2.0 gives some great back-to-school advice.
- Jimmy Pai at The Pai Intersect discusses both his interests in and his concerns about flipping a classroom.
- Cindy Johnson at The Conic Card Lady's New Adventure shares fantastic advice to new high school teachers.
|+54: The international phone code for Argentina|
Also, be sure to check out the latest Carnival of Mathematics and Mathematics and Multimedia Carnival.