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The Math Learning Center Blog

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The 3Rs—Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic—have been foundational in education for thousands of years. My recent book, The Fourth R, adds to that list Reasoning/computational thinking. It concerns using human brains and computer brains, individually and working together, to solve problems and accomplish thoughts. Like each of the traditional 3Rs, computational thinking is both a discipline of study...
David Moursund
The array model, used throughout Bridges, is the subject of “Arrays, Multiplication and Division” by Jennie Pennant from nrich.maths.org. The piece outlines how the array model supports development of a sense of multiplicative relationships and describes how to move students from building multiplication facts and tables to exploring division as the inverse operation of multiplication. The author...
Jami Smith
The Number Frames App is now available for download! Here's a quick overview of how the app works. Click here to download Number Frames. Jami Smith is a media specialist for MLC.
Jami Smith
Watch a short video on how to download and use the Number Rack App. Jami Smith is a media specialist for MLC.
Jami Smith
Watch a short video on how to download and use the Number Line App. Jami Smith is a media specialist for MLC.
Jami Smith
MLC will showcase our new edition of Bridges in Mathematics as well as our growing collection of free virtual manipulatives at the NCTM regional conference November 6-8 in Louisville, Kentucky. On Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 Pia Hansen, director of professional development, will present an Introduction to Bridges Second Edition. We hope all who attend will join us to learn more about work...
Jami Smith
Watch a short video on how to download and use the Number Pieces App. For examples of the Number Pieces App in the classroom, check out our pinterest board. Jami Smith is a graphic designer and social media manager for MLC.
Jami Smith
Watch this short video to learn how to download and use the geoboard app. For examples of the Geoboard App in action, check out our youtube playlist and our pinterest board.
Jami Smith
The Number Rack facilitates the natural development of children’s number sense. Rows of moveable, colored beads encourage learners to think in groups of fives and tens, helping them to explore and discover a variety of addition and subtraction strategies. The Number Rack is featured extensively throughout Bridges in Mathematics in grades K–3. We’ve compiled a collection of resources to support the...
Jami Smith