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Differentiated Instruction in the Math Classroom

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Differentiated Instruction in the Math Classroom Differentiating in the math classroom is a must for teachers who want to engage their students and shift math learning from passive to active.  Gone are the days where the math teacher worked problems

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Financial aid shouldn’t be based on income!

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Financial aid shouldn’t be based on income Many schoolchildren heard from their peers or teachers that it is possible to study free of charge at a prestigious university and, at the same time, to receive money. But for the most

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Using Tech in the Math Classroom with Study.com

Using Tech in the Math Classroom with Study.com Teaching math calls to mind college-ruled notebooks filled with numbers, symbols, and problem sets copied from a textbook. Math is often seen as a formulaic subject that requires memorization of certain concepts

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Teaching Algebra from Primary to Secondary

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#teammagicaleducator @MrLsMathsApps Algebra from Primary to Secondary In the new (well it’s been taught for a few years now) primary curriculum for maths there was an interesting new addition: Algebra. In the past, I have taught it to those higher

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How can you make Maths engaging?

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#teammagicaleducator ashleym.94 How can you make Maths engaging? In my experience maths is a subject that people either love or hate, personally I love maths. I love manipulating numbers, finding answers and having that feeling that I ‘know’ something. A lot

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Who is the Secret Walker in your classroom?

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#teammagicaleducator @samschoolstuff Who is the Secret Walker in your classroom? Let’s get this straight from the start, what follows is not my original idea. Like most teachers, I consciously and unconsciously soak up ideas from colleagues, the internet and, well, anywhere

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How do you Make Effective Cross Curricular Links?

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#teammagicalmaths @PrimaryMathsRes How To Make Effective Cross-Curricular Links. The Cross Curricular Approach The phrase ‘Cross-Curricular’ is often used to describe an approach to lesson planning whereby links are made between subjects rather than segregating them entirely. It is understandable that when

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The wonderful world of writable surfaces!

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#teammagicaleducators @PaulWat5 The wonderful world for writable surfaces! Hi-tech isn’t always ICT based, sometimes it is a well thought out piece of design that transform a classroom. Writable surfaces are a must in every classroom as they engage the children

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Battle of the “Wrist Bands” ! A great way to engage your students in lesson!

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#teammagicaleducator @_Stacey_English Battle of the Wrist Bands! A great way to engage your students in lesson! “Not Animal Farm again.” “This novel is awful. “Why do we have to analyse language anyway.” Just a few statements from Year 11 class

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The secret behind Wellbeing Bags! #Teacher5aday

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#teammagicalmaths @MrMcLoughlin_PE The secret behind Wellbeing Bags! It was a gruelling first term at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It started during the rainy season in mid August and finished on 16th December. I am a PE

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Should we keep doing interventions?

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#teammagicalmaths @Burrows_Physics Should we keep doing interventions? OK so on first reading, the answer to this question is a fairly obvious yes. I find it strange that yes is my answer. I left school in 2008 and I had never

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Can I colour Maths?

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#teammagicalmaths @MrLsMathsApps Can I colour Maths? The children in my class always love it when I connect the Ipad to the projector and then know we are going to play a game (if we had a class set of Ipads I

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Soldering Projects as an Introduction to STEM

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#teammagicalmaths @MrBlinkyBling Soldering Projects as an Introduction to STEM Over the years I have volunteered at the LVL1 Hackerspace, a free-to-the-public makerspace in Louisville, Kentucky, I have been involved in a wide variety of STEM outreach events.  To date I have

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What Literacy strategies make the most impact in Mathematics lessons?

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#teammagicalmaths @MrsHsNumeracy Literacy in Mathematics It was when I was teaching a GCSE group recently that I realised the extent to which poor literacy can be a massive barrier to students when it comes to fulfilling their Mathematical potential. I had

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