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Problem Solving with “Aunt Emma”

Are you looking for a classroom activity, which will stimulate your students’ thinking? Would you like to witness a spark of excitement in your classroom as students start to problem solve in a creative manner? If so, you might want … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #48 – Independent Thinking

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, has stated: “Back, you know, a few generations ago, people didn’t have a way to share information and express their opinions efficiently to a lot of people. But now they do. Right now, with … Continue reading

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Problem Solving – A Matter of Perspective

Motivating students to solve problems has definitely changed over the past 40 years. When I first began teaching Mathematics, and in particular Geometry, to junior high students, I had a number of posters decorating my classroom. Of particular interest were … Continue reading

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Educating With Technology: Changes for the Better

After 60 years in the classroom as a student, teacher, and K-12 Educational Technology Consultant, I have seen many changes. I maintain that the changes, particularly as they relate to the infusion of technology into K-12 classrooms, have improved the … Continue reading

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Problem Solving: Where does the “F” go?

When problem solving in real life, one can often come up with more than one correct answer. However, when I first began teaching Mathematics in Grade 7 & 8, I know that I focused on instructing my students on how … Continue reading

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‘Excel’lent Maths Problem Solving Puzzles

When I taught middle years Mathematics, I found myself intrigued by the different ways students solved puzzles. Classic puzzles, such as the following problem, use letters to represent numbers which can be displayed as simple calculation problems in disguise. One … Continue reading

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