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7 Classroom Resources for Pi Day

In this collection, Matt Davis rounds up some of Edutopia's favorite Pi Day resources for teachers.

Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

An iPad app helps first and second graders create and identify geometric shapes while developing higher-order thinking skills required by the Common Core math standards.

Rubik to the Rescue: The Rubik’s Cube Engages Students in East Harlem

A fascinating 3D puzzle from the '70s breathes life into an inner city high school as kids turn algorithms into a competitive sport.

How to Teach Kids About Factoring a Polynomial

Jose Vilson challenges the frequently taught method for factoring polynomials with an example that demonstrates why he's such a highly regarded middle school math teacher.

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Coded for Success: The Benefits of Learning to Program

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4th Grade Long Division Performance Task

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14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

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How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom

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Coded for Success: The Benefits of Learning to Program

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Math Methods Pinterest Board

Visit a curated collection of resources related to teaching math on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest: ideas, blog posts, tips, and more.

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How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom

Just in time for Pi Day, here's a resource for games, videos, and information to help your students have fun with this amazing mathematical concept.

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14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns presents a wealth of iPad apps to transform daily math lessons for elementary students.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Hooray for Pi Day

Do you celebrate Pi Day? Pi is an essential mathematical symbol, representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Coincidentally, pie, a delicious dessert usually made with a pastry crust and fruit filling, shares the same...

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7 Classroom Resources for Pi Day

In this collection, Matt Davis rounds up some of Edutopia's favorite Pi Day resources for teachers.

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Learning With Robots: Content Mastery and Social Skills

When introducing younger students to robots, the high-engagement nature of these tools can add a social-emotional layer to the more obvious learning goals.

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Embracing Student Creativity With a Wonder Shelf

Providing math students with manipulatives and art supplies can bring excitement, engagement, and elements of a Makerspace into the classroom.

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Reinventing the Science Fair with Portal 2 Puzzle Maker
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Reinventing the Science Fair With Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

STEM teacher Don LaBonte uses the Portal 2 Puzzle Editor to engage his students in designing and demonstrating math and science problems through game design.

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10 Apps for Math Fluency

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns reviews ten apps, many available for both iOS and Android, that encourage math fluency by engaging elementary students with games to amuse as well as teach.

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How to Teach Math as a Social Activity
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How to Teach Math as a Social Activity

A master teacher in Anchorage, Alaska, establishes a cooperative-learning environment in an upper-elementary classroom.

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9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

Guest blogger Alfred Posamentier, Dean of Mercy College's School of Education, presents nine intrinsic motivation strategies for engaging students in secondary math classes.

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22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom

Kindergarten inclusion teacher Trisha Riche' inspires her students -- and her readers -- to play, learn and teach outside of the box.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 1)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Remembering are covered in this first post of a six-part series. (Updated 10/2013)

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How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning

Blogger Ben Johnson present lesson ideas and logistics for using the iPad in the classroom.

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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student
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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student

See step-by-step how this Arizona elementary school gives its students the additional time they need to master core concepts and elevate their learning to the next level.

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