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Using TikTok to teach Math


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/TeachingMatters/mp3/508_EllyBlancoRowe.mp3   As students prepare for state testing in math, finding ways to help students re-engage previously learned material is essential. In this episode we explore a pilot-project in New York where students created short TikTok videos explaining how they used distributive properties to solve problems. Our guest, Elly Blanco-Rowe, is an educational consultant for… Read More

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A woman and her 10-year-old nephew were killed in a Chillicothe house fire

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her 10-year-old nephew were killed when a fire roared through a southern Ohio home. The fire in Chillicothe was reported around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the victims — Heidi Proehl and Shane Lane Jr. — had been sleeping in a loft above a detached garage… Read More

This March 15, 2018 photo shows a natural gas drill rig in Belmont County, Ohio.

Firm pays back $20M but insists Belmont County petrochemical project is viable

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. subsidiary of a Thailand-based petrochemical giant has repaid Ohio’s private economic development office $20 million after it failed to make an investment decision in 2020 on a proposed petrochemical plant in the state. Spokespersons for PTT Global Chemical America and JobsOhio insisted this week the company still plans to build… Read More

The late drummer Taylor Hawkins, performing with Foo Fighters in Malibu, California in 2018.

Foo Fighters cancel all tour dates after drummer Taylor Hawkins’ death

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The multi-platinum rock band Foo Fighters has canceled all of its upcoming tour dates after the death of its drummer, Taylor Hawkins. “It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins,” the band… Read More

Safeway pharmacist Shahrzad Khoobyari (R) administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination into the arm of Chen Knifsend at a vaccination booster shot clinic on October 01, 2021 in San Rafael, California. Marin County opened its first COVID-19 booster shot clinic inside a former Victoria's Secret store at Northgate Mall.

Do I really need another booster? The answer depends on age, risk and timing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration has given the go-ahead for another COVID vaccine booster for people aged 50 and older and certain people who are immunocompromised. They can now get another Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech booster at least four months after their last dose. But just because you can get an additional booster, does… Read More

John Cranley, former mayor of Cincinnati, and Nan Whaley, former mayor of Dayton, shake hands after the Ohio Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate at the Paul Robeson Cultural & Performing Arts Center at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio

Democratic candidates for Ohio governor meet for first and only debate before May primary

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WILBERFORCE, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) —The Democratic candidates for governor met in their first and only debate before the May 3 primary. And while the Republican gubernatorial debate was canceled, the leading candidate in that race was talked about quite a bit. Former Cincinnati mayor John Cranley and ex-Dayton mayor Nan Whaley are friends. And… Read More