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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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### 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.

### Study: The Neuroscience Behind Exercise and Math Ability

Neuroscience research sheds light on how exercise can boost math ability.

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### PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit

Using project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math classes is a way to solve problems in real-world contexts.

### Tips for Tackling Timed Tests and Math Anxiety

You can’t make timed tests go away, but you can help make the stress more manageable for students.

### What Would Happen If Students Assigned Their Own Math Homework?

Instead of a set of 20 questions, use this framework to have your students create their own homework based on their needs and interests.

### Bringing Joy to Math Class

Math doesn’t have to be tedious—see how one middle school math teacher encourages students to get excited about it.

### The Student-Centered Math Class

Transform your math instruction with three strategies you can start using today.

### Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.

### 5-Minute Film Festival: Celebrate Pi Day!

Find videos, lesson plans, and activities for every grade level here.

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### Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 7 Classroom Resources for Pi Day

In this collection, Matt Davis rounds up a few favorite Pi Day resources for teachers.

### STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, these curated compilations will help you plan different approaches to integrated studies.

### How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning

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