As we posted last month, the new PBS LearningMedia Math is AweSum! Collection was launched on Pi Day, providing robust math resources for teachers. In addition (pun intended:) hundreds of math resources from the widely popular Khan Academy are now available in PBS LearningMedia are now available as well. (more…)
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National Math Month in April is coming up quickly. Why not try out a math MCU? The current collection of MCUs contains over 20 in math, spanning the PK-4 through high school. Ratios, Rates, and Percents, a 6th grade MCU, was given a rating of Exemplar by Achieve, an independent organization dedicated to education reform. Other examples of MCUs — all of which include a curriculum embedded performance assessment, lesson plans, and digital resources — include Math Grade 1 Power of Ten and Math HS Modeling Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Cyberchase makes mathematics fun as in this video clip and resources for grades 3-6 where the CyberSquad is attempting to save Sensible Flats from disaster. In order to gain access to the machine they need, the CyberSquad must unlock it by figuring out the correct number code. (more…)
What does mathematical argumentation and critique look like in the classroom? The following video from PBS LearningMedia’s Making the Case collection introduces Common Core Standard #3 for Mathematical Practice: “Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others,” and provides context about implementing the standard in your classroom practice. Reflections from teachers and from math education experts are also included.
Math is about much more than crunching numbers. It’s about the AWESOME acts of building modern cities, designing virtual realities, composing music, and exploring space. On this Pi Day, we’re celebrating PBS LearningMedia’s new collection of math resources, robust collections that provide some of the most in-demand content of today’s digital learning community. (more…)
In this lesson for grades 4-7 from Cyberchase – the program that shows kids that math is everywhere and everyone can be good at it! — students are introduced to concepts of fairness in games based on the probability, or odds, of winning and losing a game of chance. It includes media resources, assessment materials, and Common Core State Standards. (more…)
PBS LearningMedia’s newest math collection, Math at the Core: Middle School, contain media-rich lessons designed to help middle school students visualize math concepts. The lessons align to Common Core standards for grades 5-8 and address critical concepts, such as ratios and proportions, adding negative integers, and probability and statistics. (more…)
- The Sweet Science of Chocolate | Grades 4-13+ | Video | Chocolate makers explain the elaborate engineering and chemistry behind this tasty treat
Proponents of blended learning are like the early settlers forging west — the path is full of unexpected obstacles. So states a report by staff writers in the January 27th issue of eSchool News. As school leaders consider adopting blended learning to provide more opportunities for their students, the article highlights five key considerations gleaned from the thousands of schools engaged in this approach. (more…)
Cyberchase is the Emmy award-winning animated math mystery show featuring a team of curious kids who use their math and problem solving skills to outwit and outsmart the villain Hacker in their quest to save Cyberspace. In addition to segments from the animated portion of the show, the PBS LearningMedia collection of Cyberspace resources includes live-action For Real segments, in which hosts Bianca and Harry explore the show’s math topics in everyday life. (more…)