Give Students the Answer

By Steve Wyborney / December 4, 2014

What happens if we give students the answers to the questions we ask?  Take a look…

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The Red Box Challenge

By Steve Wyborney / December 4, 2014

Here is another hundreds chart that I created in PowerPoint.  This is the Light Switch Hundreds Chart.  Can you explain why it arrives at the final set of numbers?  Try to think outside of the “box.”  You’ll understand what I mean in just a moment…   Update:  This challenge has been solved one time now.…

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The Animated Multiplication Table

By Steve Wyborney / December 3, 2014

I made multiplication table using PowerPoint and went on to discover some very interesting relationships within the table. You will see several here.  Click here to download the table.  (After downloading, your first step will be to click the multiplication symbol to clear the table.)   Other posts that may interest you: The Maze Hundreds Chart…

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Letting Noticing Lead to Wondering

By Steve Wyborney / December 2, 2014

This post is simply my moving squares around using PowerPoint and letting it lead me to wonder about mathematical concepts.  You should watch it and see if it makes you wonder, too.

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Why We Must Wrestle With Content

By Steve Wyborney / November 10, 2014

I was awake at 5:30 this morning.  Maybe you were, too. For me, it was because of a math lesson that was coming up in a few hours:  subtracting negative integers from negative integers.  I wasn’t satisfied.  In fact, I was troubled.  It was bothering me so much that it had awoken me in the…

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