All Blog Posts Tagged 'Math' (42)

How Cool is This Math App?!?!?

I stumbled upon the following math app today and its super cool. I personally wouldn't encourage to totally depend on this app when doing your homework but to use it as a checking tool to see if you got the correct answer just as you would with a calculator. You also have to pay $2.99.…


Added by Wanda Collins on January 25, 2015 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Unconventional Ways to Teach Math

Before we delve into the topic of "Unconventional Ways to Teach Math," let us define what unconventional is. According to, "Unconventional is not conforming to accepted rules or standards." Therefore, when someone is taking a stand in order to be unconventional they refuse to conform to what society may deem normal. Many times we get confused with what exactly normal is. For example, we may consider a person who has piercings and tattoos all over…


Added by Wanda Collins on January 17, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Is Higher Math in Lower Grades Beneficial to Our Kids?

Speaking from a parent's point of view, putting that much pressure on a child can be somewhat detrimental because they may not be mentally ready to tackle difficult math concepts. Not only that, you are forcing them to keep up with their peers who may be more advanced. Thus, again placing unnecessary pressure on your child. According to a 2008 study…


Added by Wanda Collins on January 11, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Math in Engineering-Designing a Roller Coaster

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?…


Added by Wanda Collins on December 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Cooking Games-Fun Math

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


Added by Wanda Collins on December 14, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Real World Math with Percents- Fun activity using Walgreens Weekly Ad

Real-Life Application:  Students will use math operations…


Added by Wanda Collins on December 7, 2014 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Top 12 Math Channels on Youtube

I have compiled a list of the top 12 math channels on Youtube:

1) Khan Academy


This is one of the most famous YouTube channels for the subject of math- the Khan Academy. Founded by Salman Khan in 2006, the Khan Academy lives by its commitment: “providing high quality education for everyone and anyone.”  This channel has over 300 videos that can help you learn…


Added by Wanda Collins on November 30, 2014 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Free Math Worksheets

Free Math Worksheets


Added by Wanda Collins on November 20, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Math Misconceptions from Misunderstanding to Deep Understanding

Math Misconceptions from Misunderstanding to Deep Understanding

Constructivist learning theory- Makes the assumption that students apply previously learned knowledge to new concepts learned no matter how…


Added by Wanda Collins on November 16, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Top 20 Cool Math Games

We have compiled a list of 20 really cool math games. It's hard to say which games are the best because everyone is different. However, we've all got something in common...we like to play games and stuff other people like, we usually like as well. I hope you find the following games enjoyable as much as my…


Added by Wanda Collins on October 19, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Mnemonic Devices for Math

Mnemonic devices for Math instruction is an excellent strategy for teachers who want to help their students recall important facts. I have compiled a list of ten top mnemonic devices to use with your students. However, an interesting and fun exercise is to have your students try to come up with their own mnemonic devices for topics throughout the year.

Fun Facts:

The word mnemonic…


Added by Wanda Collins on October 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Brainstorming in the Math Classroom with Graphic Organizers

I will admit , at first, I didn't think incorporating "Brainstorming" in my math classroom would benefit my students...boy was I wrong. The first day I incorporated "Brainstorming" in my classroom I was amazed at how…


Added by Wanda Collins on September 2, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

A list of Free Math Posters to Use in you Classroom

I am excited to share with you some math posters I stumbled upon online and that can be used in your classrooms and with your students. The purposes is not only to decorate the walls of your classroom but to extend learning to every part of your learning. Educational posters can be a way to communicate certain concepts, teach hard-to- grasp formulae, get students to remember certain facts by constant exposure to them, and above all arouse their motivation and…


Added by Wanda Collins on October 19, 2013 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Math Center Activities

Math Centers also called Math Stations, Rotation Stations, Math Labs etc. No matter what you call them, you'll find their the best strategy for reaching the kinesthetic learner. I have found Implementing Math Centers in my daily routine an effective…


Added by Wanda Collins on August 31, 2013 at 2:37am — No Comments

Throw A Highlighter Party in Your Math Classroom

The idea of throwing a highlighter party to make math fun and engage students in an unconventional way came from Mr. Heath. Make sure you check out his website for more resources and ideas that will…


Added by Wanda Collins on June 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Common Core Math SMP posters Freebie -(Standards for Mathematical Practice)

First off, I hope everyone has a great summer!!! During this time, I try to find as many free resources as possible on the web to help other teachers as well as myself for next year. With that being said, I found a great freebie: Common Core Math SMP posters. You can implement the new Common Core Math Standards with these awesome posters!!! Best of all, each poster has language from Common Core so you can use them as vocabulary cards for your word wall as well.There…


Added by Wanda Collins on June 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Math Teacher Recipients of Milken Educator Award

Math Teacher Recipients of Milken Educator Award

Professional educators, community leaders express concerns about the high attrition rate among experienced math teachers. America's public school system sees thousands of capable math teachers leave the teaching profession every year as they find more lucrative and less stressful opportunities in the private sector.

The extent to which high-performing math teachers leave the profession differs from district to…


Added by Wanda Collins on May 2, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Math Word Wall Vocabulary Cards

Math Word Wall Vocabulary Cards

I found this excellent freebie on the web:

  • The vocabulary cards in this file match the Common Core, the math curriculum adopted by the Utah State Board of Education, August 2010. The cards are…

Added by Wanda Collins on February 27, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

Middle School Math Games Freebies

Middle School Math Games

Bring Smiles and Learning to Your Classroom!

I found these awesome math games from and my students absolutely love them. Best of all, they are free. These games are engaging, fun, and most importantly educational. They will definitely reinforce math concepts previously learned and students won't realize they are actually working because…


Added by Wanda Collins on February 11, 2013 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Mental Math Teaching Ideas

The following are a list of mental math teaching ideas:

  • Bounce Count - Encourage counting on and back using this simple technique.
  • What's my Number? - An enjoyable game in which children practice mental arithmetic in order to guess a number.…

Added by Wanda Collins on February 8, 2013 at 10:39pm — No Comments

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Figure This Challenge #44


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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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