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All Blog Posts Tagged 'math' (6)

Kim Lightle PhET looking for middle school teachers to provide feedback

PhET is currently developing interactive simulations for middle school. We’re looking for middle school teachers who would be willing to provide occasional feedback to help us develop new and revised simulations specifically targeted at 5th-8th grade students.

- Know a middle school teacher? Please forward them this email.

- Are you a middle school teacher? We want your help to make great simulations for your classroom! If you would like to participate,…


Added by Kim Lightle on April 14, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Felicia Palmer Is Zero a Number?

Interesting question, isn't it? You would think, not to say assume, that any math teacher would agree with the fact that zero is indeed a number. It is located on the number line between 1 and -1, you can add to it, multiply by it, divide (although the "real" answer would be undefined), or subtract from it and obtain a negative number.


This morning, my kindergarten daughter, asked one of the teachers at my middle school the question, "What is the first number in the number…


Added by Felicia Palmer on March 17, 2011 at 8:22am — 6 Comments

Wendy Rose Aaron LessonSketch: professional development around classroom stories


  • What would you do next?

Added by Wendy Rose Aaron on March 16, 2011 at 7:45am — No Comments

Marcia Mardis Get kids (yes, even middle schoolers) reading about math, science, and social studies!

Hi everyone-

I thought I'd share this great list of children's literature, both fictional and informational text, with you. It was compiled by one of my former graduate students, school librarian Michelle Levy in Michigan, and posted to the LM-NET school library email list today.

Want to know more about how your school librarian can (and maybe *should*) support your teaching? Get in touch!



Added by Marcia Mardis on June 11, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sarita Pillai Improving Student Learning with iPod Technology

The iREAD -- I Record Educational Audio Digitally -- program showcases how teachers and schools are using iPod applications to boost achievement and excite students about reading, writing, and math. It's now a nationwide program used in more than 100 K-8 classrooms. Interesting to think about how this might apply to science and other content areas.


Added by Sarita Pillai on May 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sarita Pillai Gender, Reading and Math

One part of the gender gap closes
From the PEN Weekly Newsblast - A new report from the Center on Education…

Added by Sarita Pillai on March 19, 2010 at 9:59am — No Comments

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