Origami Math

Part of the series 2020 Spring Conference Online By Sophie Usherwood Origami has enormous potential in the field of education: students engaging in the folding process are able to improve their patience, attention skills, memory, and creativity. In this video, Sophie Usherwood describes the origins of origami, its uses in engineering, why it is useful …

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New Blog Series- 2020 Spring Conference Online

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we were unable to host the NHTM 2020 Spring Conference in-person this March. The NHTM Board decided that instead of missing out on this professional development opportunity, we could use our blog to highlight some of the sessions that were part of the planned conference. In this series, you will …

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Commitments Need Support (Are you getting yours?)

By Rob Lukasiak, NHTM President The leaves have fallen, summer is long gone, and hopefully, we have made a successful transition back to the routines (and chaos!) of the new school year.  The past few months have been very busy and exciting for me which also included the marriage of my daughter.  As a result, …

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Making Math Accessible Using Universal Design for Learning

Nineteen years ago when I started teaching, looking at how accessible my mathematics lessons were for all students was not even on my radar.  My college training taught me to think about my goals, objectives, and ways I could differentiate my lessons for advanced and struggling learners.  In creating lessons in this manner, I was …

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Jo Boaler’s New Release “Limitless Mind” – A Must Read for All

For those of you that have followed my posts over the course of the last year, you probably have figured out that I am a fan of Jo Boaler and all of her work around Mathematical Mindsets.  It is therefore no surprise that in this post I will talk about her most recent book “Limitless …

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Got Problems? (I sure hope so!)

When asked what we want students to know and be able to do, most teachers will often say they want their students to become good problem solvers and critical thinkers. But sometimes I wonder if our actions and assessment methods are in line with that wish. I know that many teachers feel lots of pressure …

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