How to Check Math Homework. Part of the series: Basic Mathematics & Algebra. When checking math homework, be sure to understand basic operations like adding and subtracting, and review the lesson plan to make sure the subject makes sense. Avoid g...oing the easy route by checking answers in the back of the teacher's guide.[more]

From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to ...real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming. (17:13)[more]

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Lesson Objective:Students use gestures for math symbols to help recall math terms. Questions to Consider:How do hand gestures support both kinesthetic and visual learners?How do the gestures give students confidence when working written problems?How ...do the gestures help make student thinking more visible?
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Dan Meyer teaches high school math outside of Santa Cruz, CA, and explores the intersection of math instruction, multimedia, and inquiry-based learning. He received his Masters of Arts from the University of California at Davis in 2005 and Cable in t...he Classroom's Leader in Learning award in 2008. He currently works for Google as a curriculum fellow and lives with his wife in Santa Cruz, CA. (12:09)[more]

Making math meaningful is about relaying everyday events to concepts like money and current events. Foster a real-world connection with the use of mathematics using assistance from a math teacher.

Jonathan Winn, San Diego's 2011 High School Teacher of the Year, has developed a high voltage classroom atmosphere that inspires students to get excited about math and excel at AP calculus. More about Jonathan Winn. (6:33)

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Teacher Tom Wolken uses technology tools and timed challenges to teach math at Olmsted Academy North, an all-boys middle school in Louisville, Kentucky. (3:31)

This site has several videos on solving Quadratic Equations > Quadratic Formula, but the video that might be most valuable is the one to show students about the difference between activity and achievement in terms of math preparation.

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Lesson Objective: See how Ms. W uses routine to build culture and comfort (2 of 4). Questions to Consider: Why does Ms. Warburton feel a silent warm-up helps students start class?How does the 2 star, 1 star, x self-grading system work?What does Ms. W... mean when she says, "If you’re not confused, you’re not learning?"Support Materials BelowTranscript, worksheets and more
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