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.
On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will occur in North America. Those in the path of totality-parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina—will see the moon completely eclipse the sun. Observers in the rest of the contiguous United States will see a partial solar eclipse. The solar eclipse is a perfect teachable moment for students. Whether you plan to watch live with your students or plan lessons around the eclipse, here are a few resources for teaching about the solar eclipse.
Cignition aims to break the summer-slide trend through an online fantasy world called Fog Stone Isle, which helps students retain the difficult math concepts encountered during the school year through crafting activities during the summer months.
In a new series aimed at closing the gap between research and practice, Usable Knowledge is partnering with Digital Promise on a project that collects real questions from educators across the country and poses them to faculty members at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.