Teachers who teach middle school math can share ideas as well as ask questions to their peers.
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Techniques for Improving Vocabulary and Terminology Skills in Scien...
Vocabulary or terminology building is a difficult task for many students. A variety of teaching techniques and strategies are needed to help them develop a true understanding related to concepts.
Typical science and math textbooks introduce ten to 30 new vocabulary or terminology words every chapter. Considering curriculum requirements, students are faced with making sense and learning these new terms. Along with the need to make connections to concepts in a relatively short period of time.
Benefits of Student Digital Footprints in Science and Math
In contrast to the technology teachers use in a classroom for their professional use, what is the technology (or digital) footprint of your students?
I teach 6th grade math in Massachusetts. I'm looking for recommendations for:
1) excellent middle school math resources: websites, apps, books, lessons, etc; and 2) other great online math groups like this one where I can benefit from others' work.
So far, my challenge has been finding too many online recommendations that require hours of sifting through. Ideally, I'd like to get recommendations for what are regarded the best of the best. Something akin to Jane Hart's "Top 100 Tools for Learning," which provides a list of the most highly regarded learning tools.
Thanks for your help.
Just found a new tutorial, kinda combines Khan Academy and Hippocampus, but with much detail. See what you think, excellent for middle and high school math teachers. www.virtualnerd.com
Warning: Flipping Your Classroom May Lead to Increased Student Unde...
Flipping a classroom is not a teaching technique, it is more in line with a philosophy or way of teaching. It involves using technology as a tool, not the main focus, for helping students to increase their understanding of science or math concepts.
Motivating Underachieving Students in Math and Science
Your students’ future and education needs are not like yours and mine. For the most part, we are a product of an education system heavily influenced by the industrial age - lectures and rote memorization. This style of teaching was primarily designed to produce factory and skilled trade workers.
Due to the dynamics of today’s world economy, most students no longer have the same types of jobs waiting for them when they graduate. Their future is in the service, health, and technology career fields. However, there is still a demand for skilled trade workers (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010).
Today’s education system is still following the demands of the industrial age. So how does this clash with students’ needs for the future?
Check out some diagnostic math tests and videos at www.iepr4u.com
Encouraging students to use critical thinking is more than an extension activity in science and math lessons, it is the basis of true learning.
Teaching students how to think critically helps them move beyond basic comprehension and rote memorization. They shift to a new level of increased awareness when calculating, analyzing, problem solving, and evaluating.
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