Maria's Math News, November 2016 
As we are all awaiting what happens with the historic election, I still have for you some math resources, hopefully something for everyone. In this edition:

1. Math Mammoth newsI will be running the traditional Thanksgiving sale later this month! Stay tuned! 
2. Video lessons for 6th gradeHere's a handy index or list of my video lessons specifically meant for 6th grade. You'll find topics such as percent, decimals, ratios, statistics, beginning algebra topics, and more. 
3. Multiplication tablesIt's probably that time where many are teaching the multiplication tables to their children or students.Check out my guide of how to teach them. And here's a link to videos that do the "structural" (not totally random) drill for you: Multiplication tables videos — presented in a specific order — easiest ones first — which makes learning them MUCH easier. 
4. Number sensePlease watch this short video by Jo Boaler on NUMBER SENSE — the ability to work flexibly with numbers:We need to encourage this type of thing with our children! The example she uses is a multiplication problem, but developing number sense starts earlier, with addition. For example, you can encourage your students/children to solve 8 + 9 using several different strategies, such as:
The same type of strategies can then be used in solving more complex addition problems. But the most important thing in this is that number sense has been proven to predict a student's success in algebra. Check out Jo's video here. 
5. Quilting and math  patterns!Mathematics has been called the science of patterns, and here's another field that is all about patterns: QUILTING. Fascinating patterns and lots of eye candy!Go check out this math teacher's take on a visit to a quilt show with tons of beautiful pictures. Enjoy! 
6. Angle theorems reference pageI found a neat reference page about the important angle theorems, with visuals AND interactive versions:It includes for example such basics as angles around a point add up to 360 degrees; vertical angles are equal; corresponding angles are equal; and results about the angle sum of a triangle, a quadrilateral, polygons; plus a few more. Go check it out! I feel not only teachers, but students also might enjoy browsing through the page. Thanks for reading! Feel free to forward this issue to a friend/colleague! Subscribe here. Till next time, Maria Miller 
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