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  • Common Core e-mail excerpt
    Florida CS/HB 7069 has some positives; overall, not a good bill
    The following was sent to Governor Rick Scott early on Apr. 13, 2015. It consolidates many (but not all) of the concerns I have about the “Common Core” (or the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards) that define what and how students...
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    Thousands Gather for Nation’s Premier Math Education Event
    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) will offer more than 700 sessions and workshops covering all levels, pre-K–grade 12, at its 2015 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in Boston. The four-day conference, April 15&ndash...
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    Review: Spirograph Deluxe Design Set for kids
    Remember the Spirograph growing up as a kid? Well, it is back and is better than ever before! The Spirograph helped me as a kid to gain the confidence to come up with designs and drawings that I never thought I could possibly come up with on my...
  • Useful resources for elementary math
    Useful resources for elementary math
    Math might not be every student's favorite subject. (Nor every parent's, for that matter!) Nonetheless, every student needs a good math foundation. To supplement your mathematics curriculum and breathe new life into your children's...
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    Free printable play money, consumer math printables, banking and checking games
    Pi Day, March 14, celebrates math. Money math is a favorite with kids. They love play money. Kids learn math skills pretending grocery store or consumer math. Interacting with play money, children learn to count, add, subtract, multiply, divide...
  • Free printable math activities, math manipulatives, crafts, games for Pi Day
    Free printable math activities, math manipulatives, crafts, games for Pi Day
    March 14 celebrates Pi Day and math! (3.14 is pi, a Greek symbol and commonly used math quantity). The best way to teach math is with real-life applications. The best way to explain math concepts is with hands-on materials that are multi-sensory....
  • A real pumpkin pi
    A twice in a lifetime Pi Day (3.14.15)
    The clock was ticking, figuratively and literally, as I finalized this article. And then, the first event in a “Once in a lifetime Pi Day” celebration took place. The second event will be this evening, twelve hours later. With such a...
  • Geometry printables, free printable math games, math worksheets for Pi Day
    Geometry printables, free printable math games, math worksheets for Pi Day
    Happy Pi Day! Pi is a Greek symbol that represents a math quantity of about 3.14 used to solve equations and find circle measurements. Pi Day celebrates geometry. Now geometry is a fascinating subject but gets a bad rap because it seems boring and...
  • Pizza pie math lessons teach geometry, fractions, decimals, percents for Pi Day
    Pizza pie math lessons teach geometry, fractions, decimals, percents for Pi Day
    March 14 is Pi Day. It's not a spelling error for pie day. Pi is a Greek term denoting the mathematical portion 3.14 (or 22/7 in fraction form) used in geometry. That's why it's celebrated on 3/14. And Pi Day 2015 has math nerds...
  • 10-year-old math genius: College kid scores top grade in her class [VIDEO]
    10-year-old math genius: College kid scores top grade in her class [VIDEO]
    From the town of Walsall in the West Midlands region in the UK, a10-year-old math geniusnamed Esther Okadeis a little girl like any other except for one detail; she's just enrolled in college and is getting straight A’s as one of the...
  • 10-year-old math genius
    10-year-old math genius: 10-year-old math ace is at the top of her college class
    A 10-year-old math genius has surrounded herself with many of the same toys and activities that any pre-teen girl loves – Disney shows, dolls and playing dress-up. But this 10-year-old also enjoys taking on other stimulating activities:...
  • Celebrate Super Pi Day
    Super Pi Day combines STEM learning with fun products from The Numbers Lady
    Celebrate Super Pi Day, because it only happens every 100 years. This year, March 14, 2015, Pi Day holds a very special significance. It is being dubbed as Super Pi Day because on March 14, 2015 at 9:26 and 53 seconds, it’s not just 3.14 pi,...
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    Zombies & Calculus by Colin Adams
    While this review has nothing, strictly speaking, to do with atheism,we atheistsdo have a reputation for liking that geeky science-y stuff as well as that geeky Sci-Fi stuff (and anything else that can havethe word "geeky" applied to it)...
  • Use fewer, and not less, for countable items
    English-Math synergy: student experiences
    In a previous article, a hypothesis suggested that making a connection between English and Math words can help students overcome their fear of math word problems. Is it true? Does this really work? Here are some student responses to the hypothesis...
  • Free fantasy game makes math fun for kids
    Free fantasy game makes math fun for kids
    Here's a fantastic free resource that helps kids love math and want to play with it! Prodigy is an online game that incorporates grade 1-8 math into a fantasy world where kids cast spells, collect pets and win battles by using their math...
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