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NEW $1,000 teacher grant

The Internet Experts at have just launched a new $1,000 teacher grant. The grant is open to college professors and school teachers and asks applicants to write a 300-450 word essay or create a 1-2 minute video that explains how they or their students use internet-connected technology in the classroom. More details and the online application form can be found here:…


Added by Wanda Collins on November 15, 2016 at 10:28am — No Comments

The National Academies Press- Download hundreds of books online for free

 Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the…


Added by Wanda Collins on September 27, 2015 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Substitute Emergency Lesson Plans Kit

It is that time of year again. Well, I'm speaking directly to my educator pals. The time of year where we plan for the first days of school and beyond. One important part of our preparation is planning in advance for future emergencies we have no control over. In order to ensure our classroom runs smoothly while we are out we create some elaborate emergency lessons with the hope our substitute teacher will deliver them effectively. During the first week of school we…


Added by Wanda Collins on August 30, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

How you can AVOID the new FedEx and UPS Dimensional Weight Pricing...

Important info for our business members....

Earlier this year, both FedEx and UPS announced that they will begin applying dimensional weight rating to all ground shipments. If you send packages using either or both of these carriers, you’ll want to be aware of how this change could impact your…


Added by Wanda Collins on May 3, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Conversation starters for Math Common Core

Math Talk Posters Freebie- This sheet has a list of "I agree" or "I kindly disagree" statements that you can use as a guide for students to be using math talk (or really any sort of pair sharing) while working with a partner! …


Added by Wanda Collins on April 20, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

You Gotta Love That: 5 Math Freebies

You gotta love anything that's free... if it's free it's for me. I am ecstatic to share the following 5 math freebies with you guys!! If your students are struggling with fractions, the following games and activities will help them master this concept.…


Added by Wanda Collins on April 19, 2015 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Top 25 Tips for Getting Kids to Slow Down with Their Work

Corkboard Connections shares Top 25 Tips for Getting Kids to Slow Down with Their Work

Apparently many teachers have a similar problem, and lots of terrific strategies…


Added by Wanda Collins on April 12, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Real World Application of Solving Equations

The following websites and resources provide real world application of solving equations. Before your students can fix their mouth to ask, "When are we ever going to use this?" you will have the answer and they will think you're reading their minds. In order for your students to have a lifelong love for math, you will have to lay the foundation by making it meaningful to them. One way to do this, is to connect math to the real world.…


Added by Wanda Collins on April 12, 2015 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Fractal Pancakes- Mathematics and Art

I thought I've seen it all until I stumbled upon Nathan Shields blog ( Mr.Smith has outdone himself, well at least I think so, with the following fractal…


Added by Wanda Collins on April 5, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

Let's Start Planning With The End In Mind

What is Backwards Planning? Below are 10 websites and resources on the backwards planning process and how to effetively implement them into your curriculum.


Added by Wanda Collins on April 5, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Happy International Goof Off Day!

This is a day to "wild out" and forget about what you're supposed to do today. I found that hard to do. When I set my mind up to do something I like to do and get it over with. However, I did take a couple minutes to goof off with my kids. Nintendo conducted a survey a couple years ago to identify the most popular activity for goofing off. They discovered that the people surveyed chose playing video games as their #1 "goofing off activity." I'm shocked by their findings because these people…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 22, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Math Freebies

The following Freebies are courtesy of Mr. Heath. He is an awesome teacher and goes above and beyond for his Elementary students. His lessons are engaging, fun, and creative. Thank you Mr. Heath for sharing such awesome resources and best practices that will increase student engagement and transform our classrooms into 21st-Century work spaces!…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 22, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Happy Good Deeds Day!!!

Good afternoon family and friends. Today is Good Deeds Day so let's do a good deed and donate blood. The blood center's are not open today but…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 15, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Happy Pi Day!!!

Happy Pi Day!!! We love us some Pie!!!! This is one of those times in the year when you can throw your diet plan out the window and not feel guilty afterwards. One day won't hurt. No worries, my girlish figure is still…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 15, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

Kahoot! A Fun And Engaging Math Game

 Are you looking for a fun way that is sure to keep your students engaged?!?! Look no further.The teachers and students at my school are raving about Kahoot. Once you set up your account which takes less than 30 seconds and start playing it with your students you will see what the hype is all about. Click Here To Get Your Free Account…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 11, 2015 at 12:17am — No Comments

Celebrating Women in Mathematics

“Where women are included, you’re more likely to have democracy; you’re more likely to have stability and prosperity,” said Hillary Clinton at a technology conference last month, reports The Guardian. “It’s not just a nice thing to do.”



Added by Wanda Collins on March 8, 2015 at 10:33pm — No Comments

How to Use Monopoly To Teach Math Skills

Today is Monopoly Day!!! In 1933 the game of "Monopoly" was invented. As you know, people have put their own spin on the popular game in a variety of ways. I found some websites that…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 7, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Iditarod and Math

In honor of Jamaica Dogsled day, I wanted to share some awesome lessons that involve dog sledding. The following lessons will keep your students engaged with a real world context and they use 21st century tools for research and…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 6, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Silly Putty Day

 I just found out today is Silly Putty Day and so it' only right that I share this newly found information with you!

Background Information:…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 2, 2015 at 5:35pm — No Comments

IOU Coupon Reward/Incentive

I have no idea where this idea came from... It just popped in my head. I ran out of candy and had to come up with a reward replacement quick because my students expect a piece of candy as a prize for answering a problem or question correctly. I find they are more…


Added by Wanda Collins on February 28, 2015 at 11:03pm — No Comments

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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 .


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.


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


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