Long-standing List Member, Sharon Affeld, found this collection of math calculation tricks and shortcuts. I would caution against the proliferation of advertising on this page but once you get used to the layout, the information is very engaging. Learn Age Calculation, Birthday Tricks, Quick Squares and many more. These tasks would be great as starting activities in class or perhaps as some extra practice for those who finish early – ask a student to learn one and teach someone else a calculation trick!
The URL: http://easycalculation.com/funny/funny.php
Thinking of Using Dropbox?
One way you can help me out is to use my link to sign up for DropBox. If you sign up from here by clicking the link above, the bonus for me is that I get a bit more space to use in my work. And I'm eternally grateful for the boost! -Pete
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Pete MacKay has taught in Alberta since 1990, across all grade levels, all of which have had a technology-based approach. Currently seconded to the 2Learn.ca Education Society from Edmonton Public Schools, he applies his range of experience to professional development activities for teachers across the province of Alberta.
Belize Literacy Program
In November 2012, members of the Belize Ministry of Education, principals, and lead teachers met in each of the six districts for two days of conversations and discussions around the challenges and next steps in integrating technology to support teaching and learning in Belize. The sessions highlighted global trends and challenges from the K-12 Horizon Report, the National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for students, teachers, and administrators, as well as an overview of the content from the August 2012 technology workshop for teachers.Learn more about this Rotary initiative
Destination Innovation 2012
Are you looking for those telecollaborative projects that I used to do with Sandra Gluth? We've gathered up as much as we could find and put them in a final resting place.
Check it out here: