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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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### Financial Literacy in High School: Necessary and Relevant

In the third installment of this series, guest blogger Brian Page shares three principles he applies when teaching financial literacy to high school students, and presents additional lesson plans and resources.

### Revolution, Responsibility, and Football: Teaching Financial Literacy to Middle Schoolers

In the second installment of this series, guest blogger Brian Page offers three more financial literacy resources, this time focusing on an educational site and two online games to engage middle schoolers in understanding personal finances.

### Elementary Financial Literacy: Lesson Ideas and Resources

Guest blogger Brian Page, a high school economics teacher, presents three resources for teaching financial literacy to elementary students, including websites by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability and financier Warren Buffett.

### The Case for Pi: Why We Shouldn't Always Teach Math in Absolutes

Edutopia blogger and math teacher Jose Vilson confesses that he relishes the irrational - improper fractions, odd numbers, radicals and the notorious pi - because it serves to hook students into the mysterious beauty of mathematics.

### Project-Based Learning and the Common Core: Resource Roundup

Explore a curated compilation of online resources for aligning project-based learning with the Common Core State Standards.

### 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.

### Common Core in Action: Screencasting in the Fourth Grade Math Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests three screencasting apps as a way to develop the 21st century skill of communicating clearly while helping fourth graders hit their Common Core Math Standard.

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### 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.

### Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

A game-based unit includes structures, themes, and mechanisms for trial and error.

### Developing Students' Academic Vocabulary Helps Beat Achievement Gap

Blogger Ben Johnson shares strategies for developing students' academic vocabulary that help decrease the achievement gap.

### 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.

### Making Friends With Failure

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez suggests that we make friends with failure in the academic world - because for scientists, failure is just another word for data.

### The Brain-Based Benefits of Writing for Math and Science Learning

Writing enhances executive functioning in the brain, making it an important component of math and science curriculum.

### Elementary Financial Literacy: Lesson Ideas and Resources

Guest blogger Brian Page, a high school economics teacher, presents three resources for teaching financial literacy to elementary students, including websites by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability and financier Warren Buffett.