I actually had a productive teacher workday. I created some SB videos, and here is one of them. Enjoy!
March 18, 2011
February 10, 2010
Yes… YouTube is one of the best resources for math teacher! Why? During the Pre-YouTube years, you had to know a dynamite math teacher, attend workshops, conferences, or seminars to see demonstrations of (non-virtual) manipulatives in action.
You can ask any math teacher if they have seen or come across blocks, graphing calculators, protractors, compasses, die, spinners, or the whole frickin’ ETA/Cuisenaire catalog where training was not supplied and DID NOT HAVE A CLUE TO USE IT!
Now, as math educators, this gives us a great reason to create videos (if they are not in YouTube) of HOW to use those pentominoes, 24-Game cards, Ken-Ken/Suduko puzzles, integer chips or even tangrams that has collected dust in our closets and drawers buried underneath posters and miscellaneous teacher crap.
June 16, 2009
This week I started teaching summer school. One of the few imperative items I go over is basic math terminology. When I discuss the terms of arithmetic problems, I always share this video by 3Xdope with my students to remember the true meaning of dividends in real life and how the video relates to math. Enjoy!