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Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Pixie

Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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Frames

Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Wixie and the Real World of Math: Post Office Problems

Posted by Scott Loomis on Apr 28, 2017 8:39:14 AM

Building fluency with addition and subtraction is a critical area of focus for second grade math instruction. In addition to mastery of basic facts within 20, skip counting and other computations strategies learned from previous grades are applied. Students’ use of computation skills coincides with the ability to solve word problems involving money. This four-page activity requires student to apply these skills to present a handful of stamp-buying related questions.

Editor's Note: This blog is the second in a series of posts from former math specialist Scott Loomis on the real world math templates he has created for Wixie and how you can use and modify them for your own awesome performance tasks. You can read the backstory on his experience and expertise below.

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Topics: math, Wixie, real world of math

Wixie and the Real World of Math: Time Trials

Posted by Scott Loomis on Mar 27, 2017 10:56:39 AM

Editor's Note: This blog is the first in a series of posts from former math specialist Scott Loomis on the real world math templates he has created for Wixie and how you can use and modify them for your own awesome performance tasks. You can read the backstory on his experience and expertise below.

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Topics: math, Wixie, real world of math

Using Wixie for Elementary Math Instruction

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 9, 2017 1:51:09 PM

Editor’s Note: I visited Church Lane Elementary this past November and was impressed by the high-quality instruction done in Wixie by the 3rd grade team. Emma Santucci, Sam Skazis, Kristen Listman, and Kelly Richards have graciously shared a bit about how they specifically use Wixie in their math instruction below.

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Topics: Wixie, math

Create Rotation Tessellations in Wixie and Pixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 18, 2013 1:48:00 PM

You can use Wixie’s paint tools to create a rotation tessellation.

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Topics: common core, math, tessellation

Questions that build expertise with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 27, 2013 9:56:00 AM

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics begin with eight Standards for Mathematical Practice. These aren't content standards, but behaviors, expertise, and habits of mind necessary for successful work with math. Great math instruction pairs content standards with these standards of practice to ensure student success with math.

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Topics: professional development, questioning, common core, math

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