Trying tech to reach middle schoolers with math
As eighth-graders at Northwest Middle School reviewed for end-of-year math tests, they had to figure out the length of a ladder using the Pythagorean ... explaining exponential multiplication and division. "They didn’t speak 20 words in front of other ...
Huppenthal: Math game will transform classroom learning
If that happens, Spohrer said his division of IBM would be interested in "the opportunity to scale it up globally." FreeThrows gets students to complete practice drills in the fundamental skills of math ... they're moving up the ladder," he said.
Common Core 101: What Is It and How Does It Affect Our Children?
There's yelling and screaming from all sides of the political spectrum about the educational mandate known best as the Common Core ... math, taught in a spiral fashion to build on concepts from grade to grade, is gone. This is replaced by math lattices ...
Numberplay: Tinkering with Ladders
At the next step, you may again use subtraction, to give 1,1,7,7 or division, giving 2, 2, 5 and 5. A ladder is deemed to have ended if any of the numbers becomes zero (this rule is necessary because we are allowing division). Your goal is to find sets of ...
Math Matters, Even for Little Kids
For example, playing mathematical or strategy games such as Chutes and Ladders or tic-tac-toe can build math and problem-solving skills while ... sharing a plate of cookies both builds rudimentary division skills and helps promote social skills.