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I remember walking into The Great Florida Teach In Job fair clueless about what to say and a bit intimidated by some of the school's hiring panels. I was ill prepared but my Interim substitute position which required me to assume all responsibilities of the classroom made answering the interview questions a…See More
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Love yourself....appreciate what you have.live your life to the fullest.no one else can do it for you.turn that frown upside down.
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Hot Question of the Week: How does inquiry-based instruction affect students' attitudes towards math?

"The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2000) also encouraged teachers to strive for a more student-centered math classroom that deemphasizes rote memorization of isolated skills and facts and emphasizes problem solving and communication to help students construct mathematical knowledge"The…See More
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I get so much pleasure from seeing my students having fun and getting excited about math because many students usually find it a challenge. It is extremely rewarding to know you have made a difference in the life of a child. I love this quote because it resonates with me: "When we give with the expectation of receiving something in return, we are not really giving from a pure motive. But when we give from a generous heart, the joy of giving becomes its own reward." So, you see as long as I am a teacher I will continue to work tirelessly to make myself an asset to my students.

Although teaching is extremely rewarding, I sometimes find myself frustrated with the lack of resources at my disposal as well as my limitations in the classroom(55 minutes of class instruction time given). I created Math Concentration so teachers could share best practices and provide free/low cost resources like budget effective activities, incentives, math centers, classroom management strategies etc. Welcome to MathConcentration- a family community where students, parents, and teachers connect. Join our family today and embark on a journey of continuous learning.

Welcome to Math Concentration

Hello, My name is Wanda Collins. I am a teacher and devoted mother of three beautiful children: Camia(7), Ciara(5), and Chris, Jr.(2). I love life, being spontaneous, reading, learning new things, and staying busy. My favorite pastime is browsing the internet while eating a snack. I am currently pursuing an M.B.A at Nova Southeastern University.

I have been in education for the past 9 years and I am passionate about teaching. Although teaching is extremely rewarding, I sometimes find myself frustrated with the lack of resources at my disposal as well as my limitations in the classroom(55 minutes of class instruction time given). I created Math Concentration so teachers could share best practices and provide free/low cost resources like budget effective activities, incentives, math centers, classroom management strategies etc.

In addition, Math Concentration was created to provide free tutoring and homework help to middle school students struggling with math. We offer homework help forums, groups, and an online classroom tutoring equipped with a virtual whiteboard. During our online class session, students can ask questions via chat or call in with our meeting number. You can schedule a tutoring session Mon-Fri from 7pm-9pm


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5 Strategies for Student Engagement in Mathematics

Posted on December 21, 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

 

1. Get to know your students as individuals- There are several effective ways to get to know your students :

*Student Interest Surveys- Ask students what they like…

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Math in Engineering-Designing a Roller Coaster

Posted on December 21, 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

If you are interested in designing roller coasters then pursuing a career as a Roller Coaster Engineer is the path to take.

What does math have to do with roller coasters?…

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Cooking Games-Fun Math

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Papa's Donuteria is open for business in the carnival-like town of Powder Point. Serve…

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Motivate the Math Lesson-World’s Highest Tennis Court: Green Roof Built Atop The Burj al Arab In Dubai

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

      In my opinion, this would be a great way to motivate a lesson (real world application) and get your students interested about learning how to find surface area. The above photo was taken in 2005 as part of a publicity stunt by who some may call the "marketing genius": Dubai. It was on the top of…

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At 3:30pm on September 17, 2010, cherlie petit said…
thank you for telling me about this web sites
At 12:25am on September 19, 2010, natasha yumi chia said…
Thank you to you too.
At 7:42am on September 19, 2010, Lois Merritt said…
You're welcome! And while I came here because of an amazon.com mention, I am back in college after a few years away. . . and this place might come in handy! :)
At 4:32pm on September 19, 2010, Becky Horn said…
Thank you
At 12:23pm on September 20, 2010, elizabeth coley said…
your welcome
At 8:29am on September 27, 2010, Bradford Frotten said…
Thank you Wanda for letting me join. Have great day!
At 9:26pm on January 9, 2011, Andrew Aker said…

Wanda, thanks for making this great site!   

 

If you are ready for a flood of students asking for math homework help, I would like to put an html button for your site on ours somewhere.   Let me know!

At 9:56pm on January 9, 2011, Andrew Aker said…

If you could create the button and send me the code, that would be great!   I will do the same for you!  

 

Cheers,

 

Andrew

At 11:34pm on January 10, 2011, Andrew Aker said…

The link you sent me via twitter direct message is broken!  

 

it came back with this!  http://www.mathconcentration.com/main/error/404?code=404&uri=http://www.mathconcentration.com/profiles/blogs

At 9:42pm on January 21, 2011, Benjamin Vitale said…
Thanks for the welcome.
Read and watch the video on education in South Korea (PBS Newshour)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/education/jan-june11/koreaschools_01-21.html

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Figure This Challenge #40



 

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Created by Wanda Collins Dec 22, 2014 at 1:55am. Last updated by Wanda Collins 15 hours ago.

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Fun Math Facts:

Math Limerick

Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?

( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 92 + 0 .

Answer:

A dozen, a gross, and a score,
plus three times the square root of four, divided by seven, plus five times eleven, is nine squared and not a bit more.

---Jon Saxton (math textbook author)

Presentation Suggestions:
Challenge students to invent their own math limerick!

The Math Behind the Fact:
It is fun to mix mathematics with poetry.

Resources:

Su, Francis E., et al. "Math Limerick." Math Fun Facts.

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