6 Digital Methods for Math Storytelling Day

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“Nothing sticks in your head better than a story. Stories can express the most complex ideas in the most digestible ways.” Sam Balter Mathematicians have used storytelling for centuries to engage their audiences and as a means for understanding math concepts. Likewise, educators have long known that sharing stories with math concepts integrated into them … read more »


National Kindergarten Day Lesson Plans From TeachersFirst

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Kindergarten children are confident in spirit, infinite in resources, and eager to learn. Everything is still possible. Robert Fulgham German educator Friedrich Fröbel, the founder of the first play and activity institute, was born on April 21, 1782. His institute, which opened in 1837, became known as ‘kindergarten’ or children’s garden. In the United States, … read more »


Using Technology for Virtual and In-School Math Groups

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As I write this blog, millions of students are out of school, some indefinitely, due to closures related to the coronavirus outbreak. Educators immediately jumped into action to provide at-home lessons for students. Some sent home learning packets; others didn’t even have time to prepare at-home materials yet have found ways to stay in touch … read more »


Data, Charts, and Graphs Oh My!

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Keen-eyed TeachersFirst users have probably noticed a few changes on the site during the past few months. Take a look at our Special Topics pages to find several new additions, including Resources for Storage, Classroom Management Resources, Tools to Create Media, and more. TeachersFirst Edge (tools for creating) includes new categories to make searching easier … read more »


STEM for Littles

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Have you found it hard to find engaging STEM activities for younger students?  If you are like me, you may have spent way too much time searching the internet with little success. Or perhaps you find great lessons, but they aren’t easily adaptable for younger students. The Picture Stem Project (TeachersFirst review) is a STEM … read more »