A recent post created a huge debate about whether memorizing multiplication tables is important for success. Here, I clear the air recommending balance.

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]]>Watch my Apple Distinguished Educator Showcase from the 2014 Global Institute in San Diego, California on Redefining Mathematics Education.

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]]>Connect Visual to Algebraic Representation of Pythagorean Theorem by showing each step solving for the length of the hypotenuse visually and algebraically.

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]]>Use linear patterning and equations to determine how many hot dogs did the two competitive eaters "eat" at the convenience store from the commercial?

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]]>Derive the Pythagorean Theorem visually to build spatial reasoning skills and develop an understanding of the algebraic formula through inquiry/discovery.

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]]>Visual introduction to Pythagorean Theorem for building spatial reasoning skills and developing the algebraic formula through an inquiry/discovery approach

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]]>Cookie Cutter 3 Act Math Task is a real world math problem requiring application of area of composite figures to find out how many more cookies can be made.

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]]>Taco Cart is a Real World Problem in the 3 Act Math Task format by Dan Meyer. Use Pythagorean Theorem to determine the fastest route to the Taco Cart.

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]]>Snipping Straws Real World Math has students determine the length of a snipped straw given only the area of a circular table and length of an uncut straw.

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]]>Tapping It Up A Notch by redesigning a perimeter and area of a composite figure problem from the textbook and adding visuals to apply spatial reasoning.

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