Math Education Resources
In this section of MATHguide, teachers will find classroom resources, such as:
Every wonder what would happen if humankind encountered an alien species? Imagine intelligent beings from a different planet (solar system, galaxy) whom are much different than us.
It is likely that an alien civilization would not calculate their mathematics using base 10 mathematics. It is likely an alien civilization would not have members that have ten fingers like us. Enter mathematical operations with different bases.
News agencies report how schools perform throughout the nation. Some schools do well and others do not. What is most disheartening is when a student graduates high school with a diploma but does not possess rudimentary skills. This section of MATHguide will outline a suggested framework for mathematics standards using three levels.
MATHguide Link: High School Mathematics Standards
Mathematics is all around us. Learning it is necessary to gain skills that make students employable. Learning math is also important for being a better gamer. In fact, research shows that there is a one-to-one relationship between learning chess and math/science education. This is why MATHguide created a strategy tutorial for the game called Clash of Clans. It explains several mathematical properties and relationships that can be found within the game. Knowing them will make students better gamers and better math/science students.
MATHguide Link: Clash of Clans Strategy Tutorial
Students need to know why it is necessary to learn mathematics. MATHguide created an short essay that describes where math is used, who uses it, and the problem-solving nature of math that invades every area of life, from job-related skills to strategy games.
MATHguide Link: 'Why Learn Math?' Essay
MATHguide has a number of tutorials that will help instructors learn and cultivate various talents. The tutorial on webpage development explains all the elements of effective webpage design, including typography, graphics, usability, website reviews, and numerous resources for further study. The tutorial on school discipline can help instructors and educational leaders build a comprehensive discipline system. An overview and specific information on individual classroom skills and organizational necessities are available.
MATHguide Link: Tutorials
Teachers spend a considerable amount of time developing creative lesson plans. In an effort to help teachers, MATHguide offers teachers the ability to develop various exercise sheets. These tools will generate random problems for students. This service can be used to a) help students who return after an extended leave of absence, b) create exercise sheets or tests that have multiple versions.
MATHguide Link: Exercise Sheet Generator
The weight of standardized tests has hit every school in every district throughout the nation. Handling results and planning for future gains in the area of mathematics poses many challenges. To address those challenges and possible solutions, MATHguide has dedicated an entire page for such a topic. Use the link below to access information on PARCC, ACT, SAT, and other examinations.
MATHguide Link: Standardized Help Page for Math
Teaching mathematics brings with it a whole host of concerns. Besides student problems, such as not having 'number sense,' not having arithmetic skill, and not being able to apply basic mathematics to solve rudimentary problems, there are teaching concerns related to delivery of lessons.
Teachers must be able to present information in a variety of ways. The goal is to spark interest, involve multiple senses, and foster creativity. Consequently, the days of passing out simplistic worksheets based on repetition as the sole means of imparting and reinforcing knowledge are long gone.
The following table will enable the modern teacher to perform exciting review techniques for chapter tests, standardized tests, or to possibly provide classroom relief. These games can be used for any academic discipline to involve all students.
Various levels of algebra, trigonometry, calculus and other subjects require the graphical analysis of functions. There are tools that can be used to view these functions. There are software packages, handheld calculators, or these functions can be graphed, laboriously, by hand.
MATHguide Link: Calculators
Teachers are hardpressed to find high quality resources to supplement their already interesting courses. MATHguide has many online lessons and content ideas to use in order to further help teachers stimulate their students. The lessons are also accompanied by interactive quizmasters that check students for correctness.
MATHguide Link: Lessons
Adapting to change is a necessary component of successful enterprises. This is no different for educational institutions. Plotting courses that can maximize benefits relies on a number of factors, one of which is sound research. MATHguide has a number of research articles, presentations, and links to help individual teachers, departments, schools, and districts as they chart courses toward excellence.
MATHguide Link: Research Materials
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