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prealgebrateachers.com A list of the best 3 middle school math movies so you don't have to feel guilty when you need a break from teaching.
From Ms. Traylor's class at School of the Arts!
November 1: why fight it? Turn Halloween candy into math activities! Math 7 students wrote percent problems and Honors Math 7 weighed and measured and calculated statistics.
A great article on math and technology!
Teach Algebra and looking for some lessons on math mindset? Please check out this 4 week lesson plan on math mindset in the Algebra classroom
youcubed.org Mathematical Mindset Algebra This 4-week curriculum unit we have developed is one that can be used to introduce algebraic concepts at any grade level. It draws upon algebraic research showing that it is more helpful for students to learn algebra through studying pattern growth where a variable repre...
As we prepare to come back to school, this is a great read!
ascd.org According to Stahl and Nagy (2007), "Language is a key component in the learning process. People's perceptions of the world are largely shaped by their vocabulary knowledge. Indeed, words are the tools we use to access our background knowledge, express ideas, and learn new concepts" (p. 4). When stu...
donorschoose.org DonorsChoose.org is the nonprofit classroom funding site for public school teachers. Educators from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and donors can give any amount to the project that inspires them. Since our founding by a history teacher in 2000, over 430,000 teachers have...
If you are thinking about using the Illustrative Math curriculum in middle school this year, read this post about creating the mathematical culture in your classroom! http://ow.ly/l3jb30ldZj5
illustrativemathematics.blog Classroom environments that foster a sense of community that allows students to express their mathematical ideas—together with norms that expect students to communicate their mathematical thinking …
ascd.org You could hear a pin drop in my childhood math classes. We sat in rows, worked on our own, listened to the teacher at the center of the classroom, and spoke only when spoken to. Today, there is a growing understanding that academic discourse and peer-to-peer collaboration help all students make lear...
cultofpedagogy.com Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good.
kinf.org Teacher Supply Boxes Program Does your classroom desperately need free school supplies? The Teacher Supply Boxes program focuses on our core mission of providing essential school supplies to the classrooms of children most in need. If you teach in a school where the rate of free and reduced lunch is...
Summer Bridges Training is going on the next three weeks! Make sure you sign up if you are in a Bridges Pilot school and haven't yet gotten trained. Also, join the Bridges page to connect with Bridges users around the country!
MLC Bridges K-5 Users Group
Great Webinar tonight on the 5 practices from NCTM
twitter.com “Join us tomorrow night, July 18th at 7pm ET for a FREE Webinar. Author Margaret Smith discusses the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions, 2nd Edition. Register Now! https://t.co/RkOEzvC29m”
We would like to welcome Sherri Abel (HS) & Rachael Smilowitz (MS) as the new Instructional Specialists for Middle and High School Mathematics for Charleston County School district. Good Luck on your new endevour. We look forward to a great year.
Rachael Levy Smilowitz Sherri Abel
Save the date for July 18th at 7pm ET. Join us for a FREE Webinar. Author Margaret "Peg" Smith discusses 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions, 2nd Edition. Register now! http://ow.ly/tZri30kF1X3
electriceducator.blogspot.com Get ready for the NEW Google Classroom! Here's what you can expect from this big update (with pictures and details)!
using number lines to explore scientific notation and irrational numbers!
illustrativemathematics.blog By Charles Larrieu Casias The number line is an anchor representation that threads through the entire middle school curriculum. For this blog post, I want to focus on a creative use of the number l…
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Teaching science and math is extremely important. It teaches kids Inquiry, comprehension, critical thinking, and problem solving. We need more of it in our schools. Plus, when children like what they are learning they will engage, learn and read more.
“Science is winning more students' enthusiasm. Between 2009 and 2015, the percentage of students calling it a favorite subject rose 2 percentage points in 4th and 12th grades, and 5 points in 8th grade.
And interest in science among the lower-performing students at all grade levels is rising. Fourth and 8th graders scoring in the lowest quartile each showed a 2 percentage-point gain in interest in science, and 12th graders showed a 1 point increase.
Among students in the highest-scoring quartile, interest in science rose wildly among 8th graders: 23 percent of students said science was a favorite subject in 2009, but by 2015, that number was up to 31 percent. In 4th grade, interest among higher-scoring students was flat, at 30 percent, and in 12th grade it rose 6 percentage points, with 33 percent of students reporting that science is a favorite subject.”
What a respectable ceremony for the ground breaking for the Lucy Beckham High School.
Grade 3-8 teachers should read this!
Check out the latest blog post on MyNCTM here: http://ow.ly/eVAh30jSpp9
SCCTM will be held in Columbia SC next school year ('18-'19) in November. Have you considered sharing by becoming a conference speaker? It will be a great opportunity to learn, grow, and share!
docs.google.com Please fill in this form in order to submit your 2018 South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference Speaker Proposal. If there will be more than one person presenting your proposal, please include the other name(s) in the secondary speaker(s) field. Only one registration fee, whi...
blogs.edweek.org A student-centered approach to teaching mathematics enables students to develop conceptual understanding and to grow as confident mathematicians.
Wow! "You are clever! You have a big 💓!"
WATCH: Chen Miller is an extraordinary teacher in Israel. Hear her show how words can shift a child's self image. Share her story and help the education system for all children.
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Are you ready for the Oscars? Check out these classroom activities themed around the award ceremony. http://ow.ly/3mib30iGSNH
Charleston STEM Festival
You are invited to join us for "Mathematics in South Carolina: Conversations about Transitions" on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. The meeting will be held in the Pee Dee Education Center Conference Room.
At the event, Melanie Barton, Executive Director of the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, will discuss some recent initiatives at the state level related to college readiness. We will also have small-group discussions about challenges with preparing students, and we will share assignments/approaches.
This event is free and open to all educators and administrators. Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues who teach math or prepare teachers of math. Lunch will be provided.
To register, follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mathematics-in-south-carolina-conversations-about-transitions-february-26-2018-tickets-42437763493?ref=estw
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Algebra Nation - South Carolina is making news!
foxcharleston.com Stall High School is using technology in the classroom to help students solve math problems.
Charleston STEM Festival
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A fun activity involving polygons!
Middle School lesson on population and interpreting a circle graph.
illuminations.nctm.org The activities at this level focus on studying a series of circle graphs that report the population of the United States and of selected states–Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania–in fifty-year intervals from 1800 to 1950. The students are asked to discuss and describe the information and ...
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Students in Ms. Traylor's 7th grade math class at SOA learning geometry and coding with the TI-Rover!
ed.sc.gov Three South Carolina School Districts Chosen for 2017 AP District Honor Roll
How do you get kids more excited about math?
According to one Michigan lawmaker, it's as simple as investing in Math/Algebra Nation.
KathyTraylor from SOA Middle:What do you do in math class the day after Halloween? Weigh and measure candy! This was a great way to reinforce their statistics skills as they calculated measures of center and variation of their treats.
A way to incorporate real world applications of math!
A great read on fractions!
scientificamerican.com Why do Americans have such trouble with fractions—and what can be done?
A Thanksgiving Math Problem!
bluemountaineagle.com Students in Georgia Boethin’s fifth-grade class at Humbolt Elementary School were absorbed with solving a real-life math problem last week — planning Thanksgiving dinner.The challenge was to use a grocery store ad to find savings on the turkey and trimmings and plan out dinner for 10 p
It’s been a long week but keep this in mind. #ccsdmathrocks
Private voice and piano lessons for beginners through advanced. Offering in home and in studio lessons in the Charleston Area.
This is the page for the Charleston Professionals of the National Society of Black Engineers.
The URCA Program supports creative and scholarly efforts undertaken by undergraduate students in collaboration with faculty mentors.
The Porter-Gaud Parents Guild assists the Board of Trustees, Administration & Faculty in creating the best possible educational experience for our children
www.trinitymontessori.com Trinity Montessori is a private Christian school dedicated to the development of the whole child ages 3 months to 12 years.
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Love Your Melon is an apparel brand on a mission to put a hat on every child battling cancer in America & support the fight against pediatric cancer.
Welcome to the official Fan Page for Harborview's Fantastic 4th Graders! I am the 4th grade PTA liasion, and I look forward to getting to know you all! ~Jennifer Harriett, Whitney's mom~
Trident Technical College Palmer Campus
The exciting field of arts management prepares students to become leaders, managers, and integral members of arts organizations.