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Geometry can be a daunting subject for many students. Imagining shapes and figures and how they fit together in the physical world can be a tough thing to grasp. But if we can make it more concrete and help students wrap their hands, as well as their eyes, around it......

March 19, 2018

Explaining math concepts with holograms & super heroes - Does it get more exciting than that?

That’s exactly what made this lesson on the concepts of holograms, scale factor, and the Pythagorean theorem so much fun!

The Black Panther was a hit movie this year, and it’s n...

December 29, 2017

If Kinesthetic learning is based on creativity, then Math is a natural pairing!

Kinesthetic learning and Math go together like peanut butter and jelly.  However, in most classrooms or in most settings you will come across children and adults alike who say: “Math is har...

November 26, 2017

Can you believe that to some math is considered to be a subject needed only to graduate??? 

To these people, math is never to be used again after school is finished. This limited view destroys one’s math esteem.  I hear this point a view from several adults that I enco...

We are always looking for new ways to engage students and keep them interested in learning.  

Generation Z learners (a/k/a Millennials) have been born into the digital age.  Because of this, they want to actively participate, share, and learn from each other in- and out...

When you walk into a foreign language class for the first time, most likely, you are not fluent in that language.  After the first week, you may only know a few phrases and vocabulary words.  The ability to read and speak that language is built over time by practicing...

“I can’t do math.”

“I hate math because I can never get it right.”

“You better pay attention in class and take good notes, because I can’t even help you with this math homework.”

“Wow, you’re a math teacher?  Whew, thank goodness for ya!  I could never do math.”...

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