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Anyone who has spent time in urban schools knows that the learning environment is challenging. Inner city school districts face many issues that other systems, for the most part, do not. And while many of the children in these schools bring the impact living in a difficult and challenging environment, they also have a unique trait that makes them extremely well-suited for academic success. It’s our job as educators to help them develop it.
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Great web tools for math teachers are hard to find. Until now! This set of resources is built by a math teacher, for math teachers.
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We're very excited about the prospect of using Google Glass in education. One instructor is already recording some useful STEM videos you should check out!
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He's easy to watch, fun to learn with, and getting insanely popular. The story of Jörn Loviscach is now available and it's worth a read.
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We're going to showcase a series of interesting careers and starting with a popular one: how to become an architect. Great tips for students!
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You don’t have to be in a 1:1 classroom to infuse technology. If you have one iPad, these free apps for classrooms are worth knowing about.
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As if studying for ACCA and CIMA isn’t hard enough, math and accounting students aiming to become an accountant must also keep updated on trends and news.
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Math classes don't typically conjure up images of students blogging. But here's a look at how to integrate blogging into math-based classes.
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This week’s Top 10 Learnist boards will feature some of the best. From literacy and numeracy to technology, these elementary boards will get you excited to try new things, whether they spark an idea for your classroom or your children at home.
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For many students algebra seems too abstract and hard to learn. They often resort to ineffective memorization and in the long run find only frustration and failure.
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A teacher's review is the best kind of review for fellow teachers, right? So here's how Kyle Pearce feels about the Algebra Touch Math iPad App.
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The future is STEM. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are quite clearly some of the fastest-growing job categories around. That's according to a recent U.S. Dept. of Commerce report that showed STEM jobs growing at nearly 8 percent over the past decade. That's about three times as fast as non-STEM jobs.
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This was simply too good not to post. While browsing my Google+ stream (it's actually an amazingly useful resource and worth checking out if you haven't yet!), I came across this fabulous Reddit-style meme. It made me choke on my coffee and I hope it makes you laugh (not choke) and realize how awesome math jokes are. Enjoy!
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A just-launched Kickstarter project wants to bring interactive math lessons to a device near you. It's called MatrixMath and already exists in limited release for Windows. But the project founders are asking for $270,000 in crowdsourced funding to bring the software to iPads, Android tablets, the Mac as well as Linux.
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MAD MINUTE is a teaching practice widely used in Canada. It includes having long strips of papers with lists of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division facts on it. The goal is to get as many math facts correct in one minute as you can.
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There's a new tool that's perfect for finance, economics, math, and history teachers alike. It's a web-based interactive map that displays the spread of capitalism based on the location of where Adam Smith's 'An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations' book has been published.