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This page is for participants from my math / technology workshops. I hope the resources on this page are useful in your classrooms!


After a tough month, I found a ray of sunshine in my inbox this afternoon. Tech guru Lucy Gray 
has nominated me for the 2012 Bammy Awards in the category "Innovator of the Year". As their website states, "The Bammy Awards is a cross-discipline award that identifies and acknowledges excellence throughout the education field". I am so very honored and appreciative. Many thanks to you, Lucy! 

Here is where I need your help! As a Bammy Award Nominee, I am also eligible for a second recognition, The Educator's Voice Award. This is voted on by my peers! Please help me out and vote for me by visiting this page. Thank you so very much for your kind support! :)




Ms. Magiera's Technology Education Blog:
http://teachinglikeits2999.blogspot.com/





NTA's iPad Grant


This is the grant that we wrote and won from the CPS Office of Information Technology Services to receive 32 iPads for the classroom!


NTA's iPad Expansion Grant

This is the grant that we wrote and won from the CPS Office of Information Technology Services to expand the above grant to a total of 5 carts (160 iPads) for our school!



Polygon Rap

It's got no gaps, and no overlaps, it's a polygon, I said a polygon, well...
To classify these figures you just look at the sides.
It's really quite simple when you set it to jive.
You start with three, and call it "tri,"
Four is "quad," don't ask me why.
Five is "penta," six is "hex,"
Seven is "hepta," that one's quite complex,
Eight is "octa" like our oceanic friend.
Nine is "non," but we stop with ten.
We call it "deca" but don't go on and on,
'Cause anything greater is just an "n-gon"
where "n" is your number of sides.
I said "n" is your number of sides.

Polygon Song
(To the tune of) Hip Bone’s connected to the…)
Polygons with 3 sides… Triangles
Polygons with 4 sides… Quadrilaterals
Polygons with 5 sides.. Pentagons
But wait we have more polygons
Polygons with 6 sides… Hexagons
Polygons with 7 sides… Heptagons
Polygons with 8 sides… Octagons
But still we have more polygons
Polygons with 9 sides… Nonagons
Polygons with 10 sides… Decagons
Polygons with 12 sides… Dodecagons
And now we have our polygons

Negative Number Rhyme

(To the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Same sign add and keep,
Different sign, subtract.
Take the sign of the bigger number,
Then it'll be exact!



Online Resources


Wright Group Support for EM Teachers (includes pdf files of Math Messages)

University of Chicago Math Project (EM) Website (Lots of great support for pacing, algorithms, management and more!)

Chicago Math and Science Initiative

Computing Technology for Math Excellence

Math Projects Journal

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives*

Everyday Math Games




Online Webgroups

Teacher Link EM Newsletter (FREE!)

University of Chicago EM Discussion Group (Email questions, problems and ideas to an ever-expanding list of fellow EM teachers for feedback and support!)

Books

Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Multiplication and Division*

        by Catherine Twomey Fosnot and Maarton Dolk

Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Fractions, Decimals and Percents*

        by Catherine Twomey Fosnot and Maarton Dolk

 


Associations/Professional Journals

 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics*

http://www.nctm.org/publications/

http://www.nctm.org/membership/

 

 

*Highly recommended

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