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001 Differentiation
002 'Real' maths
003 Fractions
004 Manipulatives
005 Assessment
006 What technology?
007 Adult curriculum
008 Reflective Learners
009 Engagement
010 Class Time Use
011 Why I hate maths
012 Terminology
013 'Mathphobia'
014 The Nature of Maths
015 Show and Tell
016 Vertical Integration
017 Product to Process
018 Investigation Length
019 Preparation for Work
020 Success in Mathematics
021 Groupwork
022 Effective lessons
023 Impact of ICT
024 Mathematics Websites
028 Why under 16?
2010.07.15 Differentiation
2010.07.19 Differentiation (2)
2010.07.22 'Real' maths
2010.07.26 'Real' maths (2)
2010.07.29 Fractions
2010.08.02 Fractions (2)
2010.08.05 Manipulatives
2010.08.09 Manipulatives (2)
2010.08.12 Assessment
2010.08.16 Assessment (2)
2010.08.19 What tech?
2010.08.23 What tech? (2)
2010.08.26 Adult maths
2010.08.30 Adult maths (2)
2010.09.02 Reflective learner
2010.09.06 Reflective learner 2
2010.09.09 Engagement
2010.09.13 Engagement 2
2010.09.16 Class Time Use
2010.09.20 Class Time Use 2
2010.09.23 Why I hate maths
2010.09.27 Why I hate math 2
2010.09.30 Terminology
2010.10.04 Terminology 2
2010.10.07 'Mathphobia'
2010.10.11 'Mathphobia' (2)
2010.10.14 Nature of Maths
2010.10.18 Nature of Maths (2)
2010.10.21 Show and Tell
2010.10.25 Show and Tell (2)
2010.10.28 Vertical Integration
2010.11.01 Vertical Integratn 2
2010.11.04 Product to Process
2010.11.08 Product to Proc. 2
2010.11.11 Investigation length
2010.11.15 Investigation leng 2
2010.11.18 Prepn for work
2010.11.22 Prepn for work 2
2010.11.25 Success in Maths
2010.12.03 Groupwork
2010.12.06 Groupwork 2
2010.12.10 Effective lessons
2010.12.13 Effective Lesson 2
2010.12.17 Impact of ICT
2010.12.20 Impact of ICT 2
2010.12.24 Maths Websites
2011.01.03 Maths Website 2
2011.01.07 Ideal curriculum
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2011.01.14 Short or longterm
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2011.01.21 Continuing PD
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2011.01.28 Why under 16?
2011.01.31 Why under 16? (2)
2011.02.04 Which is more fun?
2011.02.11 Blended learning
2011.02.14 Blended learning 2
2011.02.18 Fast tracking
2011.02.21 Fast tracking (2)
2011.02.25 Misconceptions
2011.02.28 Misconceptions 2
2011.03.04 Good Reads
2011.03.07 Good Reads (2)
2011.03.11 How do I  fractions
2011.03.18 How do I  lang
2011.03.21 How do I  lang (2)
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2011.04.08 How?  Geometry
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2011.04.15 How?Investigation
2011.04.18 How?Investigatn 2
2011.04.22 How? Do vs. learn
2011.04.25 How?Do vs learn 2
2011.04.29 How?Dig deeper
2011.05.02 How?Dig deeper 2
2011.05.06 'Big Ideas'
2011.05.09 'Big Ideas' (2)
2011.05.13 High school skill
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2011.05.20 Journals
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2011.05.27 Studentdriven
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2011.06.10 Deeper thinking
2011.06.13 Deeper thinking (2)
2011.06.17 How?  Disjointed
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2011.07.01 Holiday maths
2011.10.28 Extent of plans
2011.10.31 Extent of plans (2)
2011.11.04 Authentic is..?
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Topic:
What type of tech should we use in lessons, and when?
As it happened on
Thursday, 19th August 2010 23:30  00:30 GMT
11:30 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Hello everyone, welcome to this week's #
mathchat
11:31 pm
ColinTGraham
:
If it is your first time, welcome! Follow one or two interesting tweets and interact with the sender #
mathchat
11:32 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Don't forget to use the hashtag: #
mathchat
11:32 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Today's topic is "What type of tech should we use in lessons, and when?" #
mathchat
11:32 pm
tcash
:
For the next hour, my tweets will be dedicated to #
mathchat
topic: What typs of tech should we use in lessons, and when?
11:33 pm
ColinTGraham
:
It will probably be helpful if we start by defining what we mean by 'tech'... and mathstech vs nonmathstech #
mathchat
11:34 pm
ghewgley
:
I've been learning Geogebra. Seems like it has lots of possibilities, especially on an IWB. #
mathchat
11:34 pm
tborash
:
Can't stay long w/#
mathchat
but like the topic want to share a file w/ideas relating tech & engagement
http://bit.ly/co81Zk
11:35 pm
tcash
:
I've used SketchUp to look at the different faces of cube structures #
mathchat
11:35 pm
ghewgley
:
I think tech is more than just paper, pencils, books, etc. #
mathchat
11:35 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
ghewgley
OK, so that's an application and some hardware. Other kinds of tech? #
mathchat
11:36 pm
tcash
:
Document Cameras can be very effective for having students share strategies #
mathchat
11:36 pm
davidwees
:
http://thatquiz.org
and
http://assistment.org
give immediate feedback on quizzes and allow students to keep track of own progress. #
mathchat
11:36 pm
ghewgley
:
@
ColinTGraham
IWB's, tablets, and the web are very useful. #
mathchat
11:36 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
tborash
Thanks. Links will go on the Wiki and you can revisit the same topic on Monday too #
mathchat
11:36 pm
elizbtheastman
:
RT @
tcash
: Document Cameras can be very effective for having students share strategies #
mathchat
11:37 pm
tborash
:
@
SARAallen91
@
addaniels71
Lots of tips on using Google Docs. One big key: increase collaboration & student personal response #
mathchat
11:37 pm
ghewgley
:
@
tcash
As well as flip cams, camera phones, and regular old digital cameras. #
mathchat
11:37 pm
chrismayoh
:
For the next hour my tweets will mostly be dedicated to #
mathchat
11:37 pm
georgewoodbury
:
RT @
tcash
: Doc. Cam's can be very effective for having students share strategies
Lets students work safely at desk, then share #
mathchat
11:38 pm
tcash
:
Virtual manipulatives eg these
http://bit.ly/bo4idb
& these
http://bit.ly/9VBgz7
can be useful for students, accessible from home #
mathchat
11:38 pm
shyj
:
You should use whatever tech enhances the learning for the students #
mathchat
11:38 pm
ghewgley
:
I'm kinda interested in the new 3D cameras for math. Could be cool for measuring/angles/shapes! #
mathchat
11:38 pm
davidwees
:
@
ghewgley
I love Geogebra! #
mathchat
11:39 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Is there any tech which you have to teach because it is 'maths tech'... eg calculators? #
mathchat
11:39 pm
Year7Numeracy
:
I use tablet computer w various apps  onenote & journal. Annotation assists w student attention. Use podcasting, geogebra, & more #
mathchat
11:39 pm
georgewoodbury
:
RT @
shyj
: You should use whatever tech enhances the learning for the students Agreed  anything that increases understanding. #
mathchat
11:39 pm
tcash
:
Absolutely! The tech is only a tool! RT @
shyj
: You should use whatever tech enhances the learning for the students #
mathchat
11:40 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
Year7Numeracy
How do you use podcasts, Steve? #
mathchat
11:40 pm
chrismayoh
:
Technology should only really be used if it is the BEST tool to do the job #
mathchat
11:41 pm
ghewgley
:
I also will be using an ipad and a couple of other Android tablets this year. Adds some nice interactivity. #
mathchat
11:41 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Main Page  GeoGebraWiki
http://bit.ly/9kdNza
for those unfamiliar with it! #
mathchat
11:41 pm
georgewoodbury
:
Re: calculators, I spend most time discussing when they are the appropriate tool and when they are not. #
mathchat
11:41 pm
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
@
Year7Numeracy
Do you ever have the kids make the podcasts? #
mathchat
11:41 pm
ghewgley
:
www.mathatube.com is a great way for students to access info outside of class. #
mathchat
11:42 pm
tborash
:
Found out about this site yesterday related to podcasts as studentproduced math tutorials: Mathtrain
http://bit.ly/9zX0zI
#
mathchat
11:42 pm
davidwees
:
How about 3d virtual worlds for virtualization of 3d shapes & 3d graphs? #
mathchat
11:42 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
chrismayoh
How would you define BEST tool... does 'bestness' change with understanding/learning? #
mathchat
11:42 pm
bosoxfan9819
:
RT @
ghewgley
: www.mathatube.com is a great way for students to access info outside of class. #
mathchat
11:43 pm
tcash
:
Students can use tech to reformulate understandings of concepts  eg. animations, short movies, podcasts, etc. #
mathchat
11:43 pm
shyj
:
How do you make steer away from textbooks and make lessons more authentic and interactive? #
mathchat
11:43 pm
davidwees
:
I've also used online games for probability simulations. Very useful. #
mathchat
11:43 pm
ghewgley
:
@
davidwees
That's I am wanting a 3D camera. #
mathchat
11:44 pm
tcash
:
Great question! RT @
shyj
: How do you steer away from textbooks and make lessons more authentic and interactive? #
mathchat
11:44 pm
grade1
:
@
tcash
Have even had Gr. 1students blog & create glogs to demonstrate knowledge of different math concepts before. #
mathchat
11:44 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
shyj
What do you mean by 'authentic' and are textbooks always a bad thing? #
mathchat
11:44 pm
shyj
:
@
davidwees
Online simulations are GREAT for gathering and analyzing data.#
mathchat
11:45 pm
ColinTGraham
:
RT @
ColinTGraham
: It will probably be helpful if we start by defining what we mean by 'tech'... and mathstech vs nonmathstech #
mathchat
11:45 pm
tcash
:
@
grade1
What a great idea! Would love to see an example of the glogs, if you have one! #
mathchat
11:45 pm
chrismayoh
:
@
ColinTGraham
I think the BEST tool is defined entirely by what will help students to understand and learn #
mathchat
11:45 pm
shyj
:
@
Grade1
How do they do with Glogster? #
mathchat
11:46 pm
Year7Numeracy
:
@
shyj
Kids do make podcasts and they are shared when uploaded on the portal. Kids can learn from each other not just the teacher #
mathchat
11:46 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Links, examples please David... RT @
davidwees
: I've also used online games for probability simulations. Very useful. #
mathchat
11:46 pm
georgewoodbury
:
@
chrismayoh
Right. Best tool depends on audience & level of topic. #
mathchat
11:46 pm
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
Textbooks aren't bad, just tend to hamper transfer of knowledge and skills learned #
mathchat
11:46 pm
tcash
:
Different tech tools can help children who have different learning modality preferences access/understand concepts #
mathchat
11:47 pm
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
:Authentic" meaning "real life", applicable to life skills #
mathchat
11:47 pm
tcash
:
What tools do people in mathrelated careers use? Those are what students should be learning to use #
mathchat
11:48 pm
shyj
:
@
Year7Numeracy
Are the podcasts "how to's" or something else? Do you have a link that I could share? #
mathchat
11:48 pm
Year7Numeracy
:
We use a text on their laptops. The web and other tools are also easily accessible during learning too #
mathchat
11:48 pm
grade1
:
@
tcash
There's a couple of examples on this page:
http://bit.ly/c8O6oD
#
mathchat
11:49 pm
ColinTGraham
:
So far, we seem to be discussing online/digital technology to help with concepts and/or with recording/assessment. Any nononline? #
mathchat
11:49 pm
grade1
:
@
tcash
We also wrote collaborative Storybirds for math (on math word problems). Students made math Wordles too. #
mathchat
11:50 pm
grade1
:
@
shyj
They worked on the SMART Board in small groups to create a glog together. Did it at a math centre. They were great! #
mathchat
11:51 pm
tcash
:
@
grade1
I like the Stories & Wordles ideas! #
mathchat
11:51 pm
grade1
:
@
shyj
There are a couple of examples of their completed glogs on this page of the blog:
http://bit.ly/c8O6oD
#
mathchat
11:51 pm
mathgrlzrock
:
Pls help looking for self assessment of math teacher use of research based strategies, collaborative learning, tech, etc #
mathchat
#
edchat
11:51 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Examples of nononline: protractors, slide rules, calculators, adding machines, ruler & compasses... #
mathchat
11:51 pm
mathheadinc
:
TRUE! RT @
georgewoodbury
: @
chrismayoh
Right. Best tool depends on audience & level of topic. #
mathchat
11:51 pm
gailly123
:
@
shyj
Podcast could be a "how to" or they could be students presenting the information in a creative way.#
mathchat
11:51 pm
grade1
:
@
tcash
Thanks! I like to incorporate literacy and math when I can, and when I can use tech, it's a big bonus! #
mathchat
11:52 pm
shyj
:
@
Grade1
So do you feel they had a good understanding of the content? Did Glogster enhance their learning? #
mathchat
11:52 pm
mathheadinc
:
I like Wolfram Demonstrations Project for manipulatives and all sorts of math and logic games. demonstrations.wolfram.com #
mathchat
11:53 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
mathgrlzrock
Use mathchat  Discussion
http://bit.ly/bfShK7
so you can explain in more detail what you need, I'm sure we'll help! #
mathchat
11:53 pm
grade1
:
@
shyj
They did. I didn't give them any of this info All I had was a list of 3D solids.They showed me their learning in the glog. #
mathchat
11:53 pm
ColinTGraham
:
RT @
shyj
: You should use whatever tech enhances the learning for the students #
mathchat
11:53 pm
tcash
:
Does anyone use a backchannel in a math class? #
mathchat
11:53 pm
sellyeve
:
get children to create own investigation question in outdoor learning context  they video investigation process & load to VLE #
mathchat
11:53 pm
chrismayoh
:
Sometimes tech solutions are the best solution not because they do the job better but because they engage students more #
mathchat
11:53 pm
grade1
:
@
shyj
When the one group spoke about vertices, etc.,they figured this out on their own. Also got to see 3D solids in "real life." #
mathchat
11:53 pm
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
Same tools are now part of SMART Notebook for the SMARTBoard :) #
mathchat
11:55 pm
vtdeacon
:
@
tcash
I have when watching a video (Donald in Math Magic Land) not for everyday math though #
mathchat
11:55 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Let's be subversive! When should technology not be used? #
mathchat
11:55 pm
ghewgley
:
@
shyj
I love the new transparency mode in Smart Notebook. #
mathchat
11:55 pm
shyj
:
@
gailly123
Math seems to b the class where transferring skills 2 the real world is lacking. Always looking 4r ways 2 increase lrng #
mathchat
11:55 pm
georgewoodbury
:
@
mathheadinc
And WolframAlpha can be used to help students derive their own patterns & procedures. #
mathchat
11:56 pm
shyj
:
@
Grade1
That's excellent! I love to see and hear kids making connections! #
mathchat
11:56 pm
sellyeve
:
@
shyj
use science investigations to do all your data handling  applied & real learning context #
mathchat
11:56 pm
grade1
:
@
tcash
At the end of the year, I used Twiducate as a backchannel to have students write about what they learned in math. #
mathchat
11:56 pm
mathheadinc
:
@
ColinTGraham
It should not be used as a substitute for teacher. We've tutoring many kids who learned nothing in this sit'n. #
mathchat
11:56 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
shyj
One of the challenges is that 'maths' underlies so much that it can be difficult to decide how to tease it out of real life. #
mathchat
11:57 pm
ghewgley
:
@
ColinTGraham
Yeah, tech may be restricted when it becomes a distraction instead of a learning tool. #
mathchat
11:57 pm
grade1
:
@
tcash
It was great for reflections, and I loved the fact that students were writing & discussing math at the same time! #
mathchat
11:57 pm
georgewoodbury
:
@
ColinTGraham
I have a hard time thinking that any tech tool can't have at least one good use. Just need to know when not to use. #
mathchat
11:57 pm
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
When it doesn't fit the learners or the learning outcomes #
mathchat
11:58 pm
grade1
:
@
shyj
I was really pleased! Seeing how little I gave them to work with told me just how much they knew & had learned! #
mathchat
11:58 pm
tcash
:
@
grade1
Some really fantastic work by 1st graders! #
mathchat
11:58 pm
tomfullerton
:
RT @
davidwees
:
http://thatquiz.org
and
http://assistment.org
give immediate feedback on quizzes and allow students to keep track of own progress. #
mathchat
11:58 pm
shyj
:
@
sellyeve
Science in math are natural fits. I really want kids to see that math is the way the world works #
mathchat
11:58 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Does anyone teach/use mental arithmetic, for example? Does tech help here? Do manipulatives become a hinderance? #
mathchat
11:59 pm
mathheadinc
:
@
georgewoodbury
WolframAlpha: great exploration tool. #
mathchat
11:59 pm
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
I agree, and for the kids to see the patterns in life are based on math #
mathchat
11:59 pm
grade1
:
@
tcash
Thanks! That means a lot. I was really proud of my class! They did some amazing things. #
mathchat
11:59 pm
ghewgley
:
@
ColinTGraham
I sometimes have the students stand up and we drill each other with mental math questions. It's been great. #
mathchat
12:00 am
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
It depends on the learners. Some kids can skip manipulatives b/c they can visualize, some must have handson #
mathchat
12:00 am
chrismayoh
:
@
ColinTGraham
We use iPod Touches as a really good way to engage students in mental arithmetic. They love it #
mathchat
12:00 am
cybraryman1
:
Helpful Math Online Tool links:
http://bit.ly/1PAeOz
#
mathchat
12:00 am
sellyeve
:
we had a camping trip  children planned it all  including meals & managing budgets  v. real for them! #
mathchat
12:01 am
ColinTGraham
:
How would you feel if you had no IWB and no online access in your classroom? What would you do differently? #
mathchat
12:02 am
tcash
:
I think students who don't need manipulatives have moved on from concrete representation stage..if they need them, should have 'em #
mathchat
12:02 am
chrismayoh
:
RT @
sellyeve
: we had a camping trip  children planned it all  including meals & managing budgets  v. real for them! #
mathchat
< < Cool!
12:02 am
shyj
:
Do any of you use essential questions to guide your math lessons? #
mathchat
12:03 am
ColinTGraham
:
@
tcash
How do you know when kids actual need manipulatives, though, rather than just being lazy? #
mathchat
12:03 am
Cassyt
:
Teach mental math strategies, practice to make kids faster, more fluent. @
ColinTGraham
Does anyone teach/use mental arithmetic? #
mathchat
12:03 am
tcash
:
@
ColinTGraham
Lots of discussion, small &whole group, investigations,& presentations to authentic audience (other Ss,parents, etc) #
mathchat
12:03 am
ghewgley
:
@
ColinTGraham
Use a lot more construction paper/poster board, etc. #
mathchat
12:03 am
mathheadinc
:
@
chrismayoh
YES! Any tech that helps kids use their brains MORE or helps them SEE math better is fine by me! #
mathchat
12:04 am
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
I used to teach without the tech and did okay, I think ;) #
mathchat
12:04 am
sellyeve
:
children create Maths trails for each other in school grounds (varying difficulty levels). Lots of varied Maths applied skills. #
mathchat
12:04 am
grade1
:
@
Cassyt
@
ColinTGraham
I do. Mental math is part of our curriculum for Gr. 1. We play Champ or Chimp to help with this. #
mathchat
12:04 am
tcash
:
@
ColinTGraham
I think using manipulatives slows down the work  kids who can get away with a quick sketch, usually will, no? #
mathchat
12:05 am
mathheadinc
:
Along with the tech, kids should write their discoveries, conclusions, questions in a notebook. #
mathchat
12:05 am
ColinTGraham
:
Does anyone feel they are overreliant on technology or do you have a backup plan...? #
mathchat
12:05 am
sellyeve
:
In design & tech get children to create companies that are businesses for their designs  again lots of applied Maths skills #
mathchat
12:06 am
ColinTGraham
:
That's great, many would be less confident though! RT @
shyj
: I used to teach without the tech and did okay, I think ;) #
mathchat
12:06 am
Cassyt
:
No kid I know CHOOSES manipulatives. @
ColinTGraham
How do you know when kids actual ly need manipulatives. #
mathchat
12:06 am
Cassyt
:
@
grade1
What's Champ or chimp? #
mathchat
12:06 am
mathheadinc
:
@
ColinTGraham
My students think I should let them use their calculators MORE, so no, LOL! #
mathchat
12:07 am
ghewgley
:
@
tcash
I totally agree that using tech sometimes gets in the way. Don't have to use tech all the time. #
mathchat
12:07 am
georgewoodbury
:
RT @
mathheadinc
: Along with the tech, kids should write their discoveries, conclusions, questions in a notebook. #
mathchat
12:07 am
shyj
:
@
tcash
Also think it depends on the age of the kids and the skills to be covered #
mathchat
12:07 am
sellyeve
:
@
ColinTGraham
embed tech as much as possible then it's not centrepiece but an enabling set of tools #
mathchat
12:07 am
Cassyt
:
Give me a chalkboard, and students and I can teach math. the tech is just icing. #
mathchat
12:07 am
TeaKayB
:
@
ColinTGraham
If the worst comes to the worst I can make it up as I go along, tech or no. #
mathchat
12:07 am
ColinTGraham
:
@
tcash
I sometimes think that some Ss (not just kids!) will go directly to the calculator rather than use mental arithmetic #
mathchat
12:07 am
grade1
:
@
Cassyt
Here's the explanation of Champ or Chimp (works for any grade):
http://bit.ly/bvmR9Y
#
mathchat
12:08 am
sellyeve
:
@
georgewoodbury
these are skills in their own right which are good to #
mathchat
12:08 am
grade1
:
@
Cassyt
You can change addition to subtraction, multiplication, division, etc. facts. Really fun!
http://bit.ly/bvmR9Y
#
mathchat
12:08 am
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
With tech, there ALWAYS has to be a back up plan! #
mathchat
12:08 am
mathheadinc
:
At every opportunity, to show the visual aspect of math. @
ColinTGraham
How do you know when kids actually need manipulatives. #
mathchat
12:08 am
ghewgley
:
@
Cassyt
That's the spirit! Great post! #
mathchat
12:09 am
tcash
:
SO TRUE! RT @
shyj
: With tech, there ALWAYS has to be a back up plan! #
mathchat
12:09 am
ColinTGraham
:
Do you think your students get more satisfaction getting the answer quickly or being able to do it with pencil & paper/mentally? #
mathchat
12:09 am
Cassyt
:
@
grade1
Love it! You can use Uno cards to avoid that whole ace, jack, queen, king issue #
mathchat
12:10 am
mathheadinc
:
@
ColinTGraham
That's bc some many kids are told by teachers, 'just give me the decimal answer. Use your calculator.' #
mathchat
12:10 am
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
My son struggles with that, 1 tchr lets then use calc, the other makes them to it by hand #
mathchat
12:10 am
tcash
:
Clever! RT @
Cassyt
: Love it! You can use Uno cards to avoid that whole ace, jack, queen, king issue #
mathchat
12:10 am
ghewgley
:
@
tcash
Amen again to the backup plan. Between electricity and internet, you never really know. #
mathchat
12:10 am
grade1
:
@
Cassyt
You definitely could! Wish I could take credit for the game, but my stepdad came up with it. #
mathchat
12:11 am
grade1
:
@
Cassyt
With Champ or Chimp, you can even let the winners add in monkey sounds for fun!:) Can play as a big class or small group. #
mathchat
12:12 am
Cassyt
:
@
grade1
I actually printed numbers on perforated business card Avery blanks and laminated them. Can practice facts to 100 easily. #
mathchat
12:12 am
chrismayoh
:
Going to have to duck out of #
mathchat
early as my Internet appears to have died!
12:12 am
ColinTGraham
:
What types of technology would you like to introduce tomorrow, this term, this year? #
mathchat
12:13 am
tcash
:
RT @
ColinTGraham
: What types of technology would you like to introduce tomorrow, this term, this year? #
mathchat
12:13 am
georgewoodbury
:
Got to run  thanks for sharing everyone. As usual great job by @
ColinTGraham
with #
mathchat
12:13 am
grade1
:
@
Cassyt
That's a good idea too! I have some small laminated number cards in my room as well. Students liked using real cards too. #
mathchat
12:13 am
ColinTGraham
:
@
mathheadinc
Do you think that is because the teacher is uncomfortable with teaching mental arithmetic skills? #
mathchat
12:13 am
Cassyt
:
My students used to compete at National Math Bee, until their tech failed at the NATIONAL competition last yr. Ugh. #
mathchat
12:13 am
grade1
:
@
Cassyt
I love the UNO idea though. I'll have to try that this year! #
mathchat
12:13 am
mathheadinc
:
Don't tell the kids but Angry Birds is a very addictive game but it's all about parabolas! #
mathchat
12:14 am
ghewgley
:
@
ColinTGraham
For me, it would be the use of 3D for math. #
mathchat
12:14 am
ColinTGraham
:
@
shyj
Given the choice between calculator and pencil & paper which would your son choose? #
mathchat
12:14 am
grade1
:
@
ColinTGraham
I'd like to try making some math podcasts where students can discuss their learning in math. #
mathchat
12:14 am
cybraryman1
:
Mental Math links (bottom of my Number Tricks page):
http://bit.ly/a96xgW
#
mathchat
12:14 am
davidwees
:
@
ColinTGraham
I'll send some later, at the aquarium w/ my family. :) #
mathchat
12:14 am
tcash
:
RT @
cybraryman1
: Mental Math links (bottom of my Number Tricks page):
http://bit.ly/a96xgW
#
mathchat
12:14 am
ColinTGraham
:
@
georgewoodbury
Thanks George come back on Monday if you can! #
mathchat
12:15 am
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
Calculator, definitely! He knows how to do the basic skills and wants to focus on the problem solving #
mathchat
12:15 am
ghewgley
:
@
davidwees
Now that's multitasking! At the aquarium and #
mathchat
wow!
12:15 am
tonnet
:
RT @
cybraryman1
Helpful Math Online Tool links:
http://bit.ly/1PAeOz
#
mathchat
12:15 am
mathheadinc
:
@
ColinTGraham
Oh, absolutely! Math classes & texts for ed teachers are awful. I've tutored them, too. #
mathchat
12:16 am
mathheadinc
:
@
shyj
SHARE! #
mathchat
12:17 am
chrismayoh
:
Oh, I appear to be back up and running. Back to #
mathchat
12:18 am
ColinTGraham
:
We've had supermarket shoppers too! RT @
ghewgley
: @
davidwees
Now that's multitasking! At the aquarium and #
mathchat
wow!
12:18 am
mathheadinc
:
#
mathchat
AND listening to RT @
johnfaig
: Listening to Carol Dweck talk about Mindset
http://bit.ly/K2WJp
#
teacher
12:18 am
ColinTGraham
:
@
chrismayoh
Just in time for the last 10 minutes! #
mathchat
12:18 am
Year7Numeracy
:
Calculators are important in the maths classroom but students need to understand how to work probs before using calculators #
mathchat
12:19 am
Cassyt
:
I don't teach mental math "tricks"they make math seem inaccessible. Mental math isn't magic, it's just a different process. #
mathchat
12:19 am
mnolasz
:
RT @
cybraryman1
: Helpful Math Online Tool links:
http://bit.ly/1PAeOz
#
mathchat
12:20 am
ColinTGraham
:
How difficult is it for you to wean students off technology that they may not be able to use in tests/examinations? #
mathchat
12:20 am
shyj
:
@
mathheadinc
Here is one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqI01BE9aMk
#
mathchat
12:21 am
ColinTGraham
:
@
Cassyt
Mental processes do need to be treated as valid though, if not the same as the written 'algorithms'... #
mathchat
12:21 am
ghewgley
:
My favorite Smartboard podcast with lots of math examples.
http://tinyurl.com/2fvhob2
#
mathchat
12:21 am
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
As long as they understand how to do the processes they should be okay #
mathchat
12:22 am
grade1
:
@
ColinTGraham
Don't have too much of a problem with this because make sure to balance tech with other nontech activities too. #
mathchat
12:22 am
shyj
:
@
Cassyt
Kids seem to hate mental math, but so do a lot of teachers #
mathchat
12:22 am
Cassyt
:
Right, but don't call them "tricks". RT @
ColinTGraham
:Mental processes do need to be treated as valid #
mathchat
12:24 am
oline73
:
RT @
davidwees
:
http://thatquiz.org
and
http://assistment.org
give immediate feedback on quizzes and allow students to keep track of own progress. #
mathchat
12:25 am
shyj
:
@
Cassyt
How about "brain busters" instead? #
mathchat
12:26 am
tweetpmo
:
RT @
davidwees
:
http://thatquiz.org
and
http://assistment.org
give immediate feedback on quizzes and allow students to keep track of own progress. #
mathchat
12:26 am
ghewgley
:
Thanks for the chat. You all rock! #
mathchat
12:26 am
Cassyt
:
My elem. students & teachers love mental math strategies, when they learn 'em. It's not something many adults were taught. @
shyj
#
mathchat
12:27 am
ColinTGraham
:
@
Cassyt
Agreed, I prefer the term 'efficient method' or 'shortcut' at a push... 'trick' makes it seem like magic not real #
mathchat
12:27 am
shyj
:
Son is watching "wipeout" on TV....TONS of geometry and math! Homework  watch wipeout and discuss best way to complete course #
mathchat
12:28 am
davidwees
:
Multimedia is useful with students as well. I had kids create video word problems WITH solutions.
http://bit.ly/9lBamw
#
mathchat
12:28 am
shyj
:
@
Cassyt
I agree, most adults were not taught mental math and parents can't help kids b/c they don't understand it #
mathchat
12:29 am
ColinTGraham
:
OK 2 minutes left! If you could only use one application and one piece of hardware what would they be...? #
mathchat
12:29 am
Cassyt
:
Ahh, many methods, which is most efficient. Key to teaching math! RT @
ColinTGraham
: Agreed, I prefer efficient method or shortcut #
mathchat
12:30 am
mathheadinc
:
@
shyj
THANK YOU! #
mathchat
12:30 am
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
A video camera! #
mathchat
12:30 am
chrismayoh
:
Right, off to bed. Thanks all #
mathchat
12:30 am
mathheadinc
:
@
ColinTGraham
MATHEMATICA! #
mathchat
12:30 am
shyj
:
@
mathheadinc
You bet, lots of clever vids out there #
mathchat
12:31 am
Cassyt
:
Tablet pc/projector RT @
ColinTGraham
: If you could only use 1 application & 1 piece of hardware what would they be? #
mathchat
12:31 am
ColinTGraham
:
@
chrismayoh
Good night/morning Chris! #
mathchat
12:32 am
shyj
:
Thanks everyone, nice to "meet" some new tweets! #
mathchat
12:33 am
Cassyt
:
Another engaging #
mathchat
. Thanks @
ColinTGraham
for moderating & to all for great ideas!
12:33 am
kmtrain
:
@
Cassyt
Teachers often say favorite part of tching math is the "tricks" but soon realize it's b/c they don't know the "why". #
mathchat
12:33 am
ColinTGraham
:
Remember to follow @
mathchat
for updates to the Wiki. Archive will be online in about 30 minutes #
mathchat
12:33 am
shyj
:
RT @
kmtrain
: @
Cassyt
Teachers often say favorite part of tching math is the "tricks" but soon realize it's b/c they don't know the "why". #
mathchat
12:34 am
gailly123
:
Thanks #
mathchat
12:34 am
shyj
:
@
ColinTGraham
Thanks Colin! I know some math teachers who would benefit from this forum #
mathchat
12:35 am
ColinTGraham
:
Which is why they probably should not be teaching it! ;) RT @
kmtrain
Teachers... soon realize it's b/c they don't know the "why". #
mathchat
12:35 am
ColinTGraham
:
Spread the word! RT @
shyj
: @
ColinTGraham
Thanks Colin! I know some math teachers who would benefit from this forum #
mathchat
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