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Stop Motion in the Math Classroom

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Stop motion is a perfect way for students to slow down steps in math to demonstrate their understanding of abstract concepts. In a recent lesson with 7th graders, students used iStopMotion video creation App on the iPad to assess their ability to derive the formula for a circle. Some standards, like this 7th grade math standard, can be difficult for students to ...

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Preparing Kids for Computer-Based Testing

Preparing kids for computer based testing

Skills Needed for Computer-Based Testing How can teachers best prepare students for new generation, computer-based assessments like SBAC and PARCC? Use engaging, free web tools to ready your kids for novel test items. Allow kids to practice working with drag and drop items, highlighting text, and typing proficiently. Below are the skills and free web tools to help kids gain ...

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Coding Math Word Problem Games in Scratch

Incorporating Scratch Coding in the Math Classroom Integrating computer coding with math in the elementary classroom is easy using Scratch. I recently challenged some of our fourth graders to create their own math word problem games. After completing their programs, students rotated around the room playing one another’s games, which made for some great math practice!  Students were provided with ...

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