Bedtime Math’s mission is simple: to make nightly math as common and beloved as the bedtime story. To do that, we need to spread the word to as many families as possible. So many parents, upon hearing about Bedtime Math, have reacted with the exact same words: “It never occurred to me to do math at bedtime!” Math should be a favorite activity kids seek out on purpose, like dessert. And it’s especially critical in a country that struggles with math education!
If there are kids in your life, you can join the Bedtime Math movement to make math a natural, fun part of kids’ everyday lives. Find out below how you can be a part of it.
Families: Enjoy Bedtime Math with your kids – sign up for Bedtime Math, get the Bedtime Math calendar, and more. You might end up liking math more yourself, too!
Smithsonian Quests From the art world to the zoo, from underwater to outer space, from current problems to future solutions, your students will have the freedom to explore their interests and make connections across subjects. They’ll develop skills and enhance their learning through discovery, while earning digital badges as credentials along the way.
Math Monday In a partnership with Make: Online, the Museum presents a weekly column discussing fun, experiential, and puzzling topics in mathematics. Collected here are the Math Monday posts from past weeks.
This website is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Google Earth is the dynamic tool that will be used to accomplish this. Google Earth provides startling clear satellite views of the globe in an interactive 3D environment. Beyond the visual, users can add placemarks, annotations, photos, and models, as well as measure distances and draw paths.
Within this site you will find lesson ideas, examples, and downloads for mathematics that embrace active learning, constructivism, and project-based learning while remaining true to the standards.
A 10-point checklist for assessing the believability of a claim, covering everything from telling the difference between science (e.g., SETI) and pseudoscience (e.g., UFOlogy) to detecting personal agendas.
The Mystery Class investigation is an eleven week hunt in which students try to find ten secret “Mystery Classes” hiding around the globe. The changing amount of sunlight at each site is the central clue.
Students take an inspiring journey from knowing only sunrise and sunset times to discovering exact locations of the ten sites. This investigation demonstrates that, as spring sweeps across the Northern Hemisphere, daylength changes everywhere on Earth. Students see that these dramatic seasonal changes in sunlight affect the entire web of life.
The Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators contains the process and methods of design, adapted specifically for the context of education. The site includes video stories of implementation and offers a free downloadable toolkit for educators.
is packed full of information to help teachers integrated higher order thinking skills into every lesson. Click on any Domain to find these topics: Role of the teacher, Role of the student, Skills by student, Key words to use in questions and objectives, Sample questions, and a vast list of Possible projects and assignments related to the domain.
Drag, manipulate and animate visual mathematical representations to develop your understanding of fundamental concepts across elementary mathematics, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and beyond.
Developed by educators Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, the Big6 is the most widely-known and widely-used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world. The Big6 is an information and technology literacy model and curriculum, implemented in thousands of schools – K through higher education. Some people call the Big6 an information problem-solving strategy because with the Big6, students are able to handle any problem, assignment, decision or task. Here are the six stages we call the BIG6.