Would You Rather?—a collection of quick and fun math challenges for students—presents a picture with a problem that has two paths. Students then choose one of the paths and justify their choice with mathematical reasoning. Most of the questions have a financial aspect to them. For example, one problem asks, “Would you rather go on a five-minute shopping spree in the store of your choice, or get a $2,000 gift card to the store of your choice? Would You Rather? provides a simple, downloadable worksheet that students can use to analyze the choices presented to them.
I’m middle-aged. However, when I look at all of the opportunities students have today to learn, I feel young again. Flexible learning spaces, multiple literacies, maker spaces, and coding with kids are ideas that didn't exist when I was young. As an education technology professional and one-time middle school English teacher, coding with kids and coding as literacy are especially appealing to me.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is currently accepting nominations in honor of outstanding math and science (including computer science) teachers of K–6. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Awardees join a network of more than 4,700 past recipients and receive a certificate from the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, DC, and $10,000. Educators are invited to nominate a teacher or begin an application on the PAEMST website. Nominations close on April 1, 2018; applications must be completed by May 1, 2018.
Developed by Little 10 Robots for iPhone and iPad, Calcugators – Addition immerses students in entertaining gameplay while sharpening their addition skills. Although the app focuses on addition, students have a variety of ways to manipulate numbers and improve their overall number sense and problem solvingskills