Algebraic Thinking and Valentines

No matter what grade level or which curriculum standard is in place, patterns are a crucial aspect of math learning. They are a unifying theme- from creating separate Piles of yellow and green Blocks to understanding the role of “y” in a multi-variable equation. In fact, there are patterns...

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Algebraic Thinking: What does it mean to you?

I posted that question on Facebook and had the response that it meant a “headache” and then some people posted that they liked that response.  Which I think is actually the first thought of many a teens, parent of a teen and possibly some teachers.  Why is that?  And what can...

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12 Days of Giving

Great Holiday Math Problem: 12 Gifts: On the first day my first gift was a pear in a fruit tree. On the second day I received two mangos and a pear. On the third day I received three French fries, two mangos and a pear in a fruit tree....

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Give the Gift that Keeps Giving

Helping students learn their math facts Start by providing students with this chart:  to keep track of those facts that they have down and those that they still need to learn.  The process of learning all their facts becomes more realistic when a student realizes how much they know...

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The Math of the Electoral College

As the election is nearing there is so much math that it gets rather exciting. Why are the presidential candidates spending so much time and money in certain states and not in others? It comes down to numbers. Our forefathers placed it in the constitution as a compromise between...

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