Dogs Vs. Math

Are you a parent? Are you thinking of getting a dog? I most definitely want one. A big one. I had one as a kid, then another as a young adult. Since then, it’s been a 23-year dry spell. Much of this comes down to circumstance. I’ve lived most of…

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3 Tips to Building Math Confidence in Your Child

No single subject seems to induce as much fear in school children as mathematics can. I loved math in elementary school but by eight grade’s accelerated algebra 1, I dreaded the class, the homework, and the tears and frustration that became an almost nightly-ritual. And I’ve watched in empathy as…

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Learning Math From a Different (Art) Angle

Last month, I was planning an arts integration unit with two fourth grade teachers. For students who are learning math with higher level concepts, the arts can be a very natural connector. In our school, these […] The post Learning Math From a Different (Art) Angle appeared first on EducationCloset. View…

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Mandalas Music and Math STEAM Unit

When we talk about arts integration and STEAM, sometimes we forget that integration can (and should!) happen between fine arts areas too.  We spend so much time thinking about standards that naturally connect across the […] The post Mandalas Music and Math STEAM Unit appeared first on EducationCloset. View full…

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