Math Practice, Drill, Baby, Drill vs Play, Baby, Play

Math Practice Makes Perfect Math Practice??  It is four in the morning and I am sitting in a hotel room in San Antonio thinking about math education and an article that I just read entitled, “Drill, Baby, Drill? Study finds worksheets, practice improves math skills more than fun stuff.”     Well, I will say […]

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Math: Making it Happy for your Students

There is actually a math formula that can predict what will make you happy. This equation, according to the researchers, was able to successfully predict the factors leading to peoples’ happiness a significant percentage of the time.  I have no idea what this equation means or how to even apply it but what this formula […]

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Creative Thinking

What would you rather teach, math or creative thinking?  Do you see these as two different concepts or the same concept? When I was school-aged I saw these as two very different concepts.  Math was memorization, formulas and one dimensional algorithms.  Give me a story problem like this:   A carpenter can cut a log into […]

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12 Days of X-Math – Math games for winter break

  First Day of X-Math Supplies: MANGO playing cards, remove the MANGO cards.  In a regular deck remove face cards and have Ace = 1.  1 to 2 players. Student draws one card from the pile and sets it to the side, face up, this is your “base card”, the number on the card will […]

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