Category Archives: Brain-based-learning

Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later. (And by the way your son, too.)

Good opinion-editorial piece. I think it does deemphasize conceptual understanding problem-solving and may over-emphasize practice, but overall this is a good article. I like the analogy of doing math in playing a musical instrument.

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Stick that in your head

Here’s a ‘quote’ I came up with on one of my runs one day. Someday I should turn this into a lecture. Perhaps uttered at the end of a class period: Stick that in your head, so that when you … Continue reading

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Parenting, math, and the Growth Mindset

https://www.youcubed.org/handout-for-parents/

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Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies http://www.evidencebasedteaching.org.au/evidence-based-teaching-strategies/

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I want math to be realistic and meaningful

realistic: I take this from Flickr from CU-Boulder and Freudenthal Institute US hosted the Fifth Realistic Mathematics Education conference, or RME5, in September of 2015.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/downclimb/sets/72157656469778994/  Realistic: imaginable, realizable, not just “real-world” Meaningful: significant, relevant, important, consequential, telling, material, valid, … Continue reading

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Notes from Ted Talk on Memory.

http://www.ted.com/talks/joshua_foer_feats_of_memory_anyone_can_do#t-1205064 Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do See the Notes-from-Ted-Talk-on-Memory I took.

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5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn

5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn   5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn

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