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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.

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Financial Literacy in High School: Necessary and Relevant

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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Assessing the Common Core Standards: Real Life Mathematics

Blogger Andrew Miller on why we need to keep relevancy in mind when we ask students to perform real world math, just as the Math Common Core dictates.

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4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

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Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

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

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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.

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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.

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