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Author:Marsha Ratzel
Description: Reflections "on using 21st century technologies to amplify learning," as blogged by a self-described nerd who teachers middle grades math. Posts, which date back to July, 2003, have included "Finding the Little Truths of Math"; "Rational numbers need concrete models for some"; "Juggling Elements of a Mathematics Classroom"; "Motivating Kids to Practice math"; "Using motion dectectors to explore speed and velocity"; "Dust off Donald, Let's see the Magic in the Golden Ratio"; "Finding your voice in writing about math"; "More inquiry with probes...looking at water desalinization models"; "The Wumps Add New Family Members...did you ever think similarity was this much fun in math class????"; "My chat with Secretary Duncan...second time worked"; "Passion-based learning in the 21st century: Nussbaum-Beach Gets it Right!!!"; "Next two steps for PBL lessons -- grabbing attention & turning over ownership"; "PBL makes for a hectic but wonderful day"; "Common Core Math -- Ramping up Discourse with Sketchpad"; "Ride the Line...A Game for Parallel & Perpendicular"; and "Photos + Phones = Math HW Shifting to Ubiquitous Use."

Levels: Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web-Based Discussions
Math Ed Topics: Assessment/Testing, Modeling, Problem-Solving, Materials-Reviews/Recommendations, Activities, Psychological/Affective Issues, Specific Math Concepts/Techniques, Teaching Styles/Practices, Technology in Math Ed, Writing/Communication in Math, Pedagogical Research, Psychological Research, Standards, Common Core

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