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Irrational Numbers – More than Infinite

Irrational numbers are numerous and yet, you can’t think of any of them. “But I can think of pi!” you might say to yourself. Well, ok. How does it go, then? Is it a fraction of some number we are already familiar with? No it isn’t. Today, we have many things that are absolutely too […]

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Practice, more practice in elementary math

As a professional math teacher, I can not emphasize enough the importance of persistent practice. The thing is, when you repeat something numerous times, it eventually becomes an automated skill. When we have an automated skill, we don’t have to think about it. Sounds simple, right?  People have a limited working memory. If it becomes […]

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Education Materials TPT

Free STEM Worksheets for Middle School

A curated list of quality stem materials from Teachers Pay Teachers. All these are free at the time of updating (April 2021)

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Education TPT

Free Valentine’s Day Products in TPT

February and St. Valentine’s day is coming, and especially with younger students it’s time to use themed materials! I found also some fresh materials for older students. I divided these into three groups: Primary school, Middle school (and up) and for your own creations. Some of them are even for commercial use. Enjoy! Primary school […]

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Free educational posters in Teachers Pay Teachers

Today, I’ll be listing posters that you can print out and hang to your classroom wall. I can tell you there are many of them even if you take only the new ones into account, so I’ve done some picking and chosen those that look beautiful to my own eye. Subjects vary from mathematics to […]

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Coding Education Future Teaching

The one problem with coding in schools

First of all, this blog post represents my personal opinion and views of the future world. And from the future world’s point of view, there is one problem with coding in schools… The good intention It’s obvious that coding is coming to schools strongly in different countries around the globe and there is a reason […]

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10 free puzzle downloads in TPT

I’ll be listing here 10 new free puzzle resources from Teachers Pay Teachers. Grade level is mostly from upper elementary to middle school, so there is no kindergarten/preschool resources in this list. Most of them are very recent, but there might be slightly older resources among these to make it full 10. List is ordered […]

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What’s new in Scratch 2019?

I was suprised when I opened Scratch recently because the whole look had changed. It turned out that new version was released on January 2, 2019. It’s called Scratch 3.0. The new look itself doesn’t affect much on functionality, but there are some completely new features. First of all, I’d like to notify plugins. Plugins […]

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Super easy labyrinth game with Scratch

First, you’ll need a maze. You can use your own or download this: To make things simple, make sure that whichever maze you use, it has no openings. This is how we avoid player form coming out of the maze and just bypass it from outside. 2. Download your maze of choice as a backdrop: […]

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Dangerous calculate in your head -tips

I’ve been exposed to some calculate big numbers in your head -tips in social media. At first, I thought that’s nice. It’s good mental practice to use one’s own brain instead of calculator. But then when I look closer, I see that some of them are poorly defined. Here is an example of squares of […]