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### Why Math?

Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.

### Mathematical Habits of Mind

In math (and all STEM subjects), we should encourage a mindset in which students know what to do when they don't know what to do.

### 4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.

### 14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

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

### 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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### 5-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...

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### Successful Math and Science Teacher Collaboration: The Administrator's Role

Want to improve collaboration between math and science teachers at your school? Here are four recommendations for administrators.

### 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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### 5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math

Spice up your math lessons with these engaging, interesting, and entertaining teaching videos.

### Tips for Using Project-Based Learning to Teach Math Standards

Andrew Miller of the Buck Institute for Education shares some practical ways to make PBL apply to "real-life" math standards.

### Engaging Students in Math

Blogger and teacher Jose Vilson advocates for math literacy and suggests ways in which teachers can make this easier for their students.

### Brain-Compatible Study Strategies

Guest blogger Lori Desautels details a set of brain-compatible study strategies for fifth graders, although these methods could be adapted for use at any age.

### Teaching Elementary Students the Magic of Math

An Oregon elementary school has improved test scores by integrating math across all subject areas and focusing on teacher training.

### 4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.

### Meaningful Connections: Objectives and Standards

Math teacher and teaching strategist Karen Lea looks at meaningful ways to connect learning objectives with Common Core State Standards.