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  • My 4 favorite lessons from Illuminations

    Tomorrow our school has a webinar with someone from Illuminations.  I wanted to be prepared to discuss my favorite lessons so I made a list.  And as long as I had the list I thought I would share.   BT...
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    • SamsungTablets

      Question.....We are trying to incorporate Samsung tablets in our school but I am having a hard time finding interesting sites/activites for math.  Any suggestions?  I have a low level group of special educat...
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      • Monty Hall Problem

        The Monty Hall Problem   Here is a lesson I use most years to wrap up my unit on probability.  It really illustrates how probability can be counter-intuitive.    My introduction   Here ...
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        • NCTM Keynote Speaker - Diane Ravitch- See What Her Research Says!!

          I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the NCTM Keynote Wednesday afternoon! Diane Ravitch - Research Professor from NY University - topics and statements included: Research against standardized testingMerit pay ha...
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          • Illuminating the BuzzHub

            The BuzzHub has come a long way since Tuesday, and Illuminations is proud to be a part of this new NCTM endeavor. Many people have enjoyed the WiFi, meeting up with colleagues and stopping by to tell us how much they ...
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            • A Buzzing BuzzHuB!

              The Thinkfinity Community Cafe is up and running at the NCTM Annual Meeting!  Be sure to stop by and get some cool, free swag, a cup of a joe and enjoy the fun musicians musical stylings.
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              • BuzzHub Progress!

                We certainly hope visiting Illuminations in the BuzzHub tops your list of things to do while at the NCTM Annual Meeting.  We, the Illuminations team, arrived yesterday to a hall teeming with busy workers and NCTM...
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                • Why I Love the NCTM Annual Meeting

                  I've been very fortunate — I've attended every NCTM Annual Meeting since 1995. I usually arrive exhausted, having put in long hours in preparation during the weeeks leading up to the meeting. While I'm at the me...
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                  • Thinkfinity Community Cafe at NCTM Annual Meeting

                    Don't forget Thinkfinity will be at the NCTM Annual Meeting!  You will have a chance to connect with approximately 45,000 like-minded educators to share ideas, advice, resources and best practices about the futur...
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                    Thinkfinity Community Cafe at NCTM Annual Meeting

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                    • A Cheesy Problem

                      As you may have read in Bright Ideas, or on this very blog, Illuminations will be updating a blog throughout the NCTM Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia via the Learning Math forum   Our question of ...
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                      • Illuminations In Philadelphia!

                        We will be blogging from the NCTM Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 25-28, but for right now we are busy packing and prepping.  We just sent our last box out, and are busy organizing our exhibit hall scavenge...
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                        • Celebrate Humor Month, Math Month, and Poetry Month!

                          April is: Math Awareness MonthNational Poetry MonthNational Humor Month  With such a glorious coincidence of human-created holidays, we should do something big. Monumental, even. But what? We could prepare a maj...
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                          Celebrate Humor Month, Math Month, and Poetry Month!

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                          • FREE Illuminations App: Okta's Rescue!

                            There's an app for that--even an app for roaming octupuses! Illuminations is always up and running on the web, but now you can take one of their most popular online activities with you when you’re on the go.&nbs...
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                            FREE Illuminations App: Okta's Rescue!

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                            • Where's Okta? Clue #1

                              Help! Okta, the Calculation Nation® superhero, is missing! He got so caught up exploring Illuminations resources and activities that he seems to have gotten a little lost. Help us find him! Images of Okta have bee...
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                              • More Lessons at Illuminations

                                Did  you know Illuminations is now home to over 600 lessons? You'll have a  chance to become quite familiar with our website this week.  Curious?   Stay tuned!
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                                • Serving Up Pi (resources)

                                  Illuminations and NCTM have lots of Pi Day resources ready and available spanning from interactive online activities to articles and websites.   Celebrate Pi Day with Illuminations here! -or- Celebrate Pi Day...
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                                  • Calculation Nation Plans Big Reveal!

                                    Calculation Nation will reveal a new resource this week!  Follow NCTM Illuminations on Facebook or check-in here to see what the latest development is.   Still puzzled?
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                                    • Accessing Calculation Nation at your school

                                      More than 2,000 people a day are enjoying the math strategy games at Calculation Nation, but some schools have found that the Calculation Nation site is blocked by their school’s software that limits access to g...
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                                      • Thinkfinity's Back To School - Math Collection

                                        Be sure to have a look at Thinkfinity's Back To School collection of mathematics resources —more than a dozen of our teachers' favorite lessons, tools, podcasts, and interactives.   Christine Community Ma...
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                                        • Welcome to the Math Group!

                                          We created this space so that math teachers, math specialists, and math students and more can exchange ideas and tools for the effective teaching of mathematics.   Representatives from the National Council of Te...
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