I sometimes feel so overwhelmed by the amount of awesome resources and blog posts that I want to write about on the blog that I don't know how to begin writing about them. In order to help me just get started, I've decided to make a weekly series called MaryAnn's Favorites in which I will share one favorite blog/blog post and one favorite resource.
Favorite Resource: Problem Based Learning Search Engine
I've been reading and thinking a lot lately about the importance of teaching with an equal balance of conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency, and application with equal intensity
A Few Good Blog Posts:
Speaking of procedural fluency, playing a good game is a great way to get more student participation. Here are some of my favorite posts about playing games in math class. Most of these I haven't tried, but are on my to-do list as I look for ways to spice up ways that I do practice in my classroom.
Games in Math (Math Race) by Jon Orr
Grudge by Nathan Kraft