Monthly Archives: February 2012

Excellent “Real World” Task for Middle and High school Students

Three Stories About the Same Thing,  posted in Dan Meyer’s blog http://blog.mrmeyer.com/ provides  excellent illustrations of how a current, ongoing, “real world” scenario can be used to engage students and increase their mathematical problem solving skills. In the several forms … Continue reading

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Teknoclips

Below is part of an email from Nicki Kersting of the University of Arizona.  The email explains what Teknoclips are and how to access them.  I was told about these clips at the Common Core PD Workshop at the University … Continue reading

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CVEDC Common Core Resources

CVEDC has put together resources that are being shared in the Common Core sessions led by Judi and Bob Laird. http://www.cvedcvt.org/Common-Core.php  

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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has a website with a lot of information about how the Common Core will be assessed.

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NCTM Student Explorations in Mathematics

NCTM has a great resource that publishes pdfs of Student Explorations in Mathematics. Here is a sample on on shape patterns and developing rules.

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Charles A. Dana Center CCSS Toolbox

The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin has developed a CCSS Toolbox. It also has developed a collection of rich K – 12 Math Tasks.

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Teacher Questions to Reinforce the CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice

This PBS TeacherLine questionsheet_vma has questions that teachers can ask students to help them build their skills in the CCSS Standards for Mathematic Practice.

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Phi and Penrose Tiling

The site Phi: The Golden Ratio, has a lot of information about the amazing number phi.  One post connects Phi to Penrose Tiling.  It contains a Windows Penrose Tiling generator named Bob.  Check out the whole site, including the “walks” in … Continue reading

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Three Pillars of First Grade Mathematics

Roger Howe wrote the paper “The Three Pillars of First Grade Mathematics” that focuses on the non-negotiable areas of understanding that students in Grade 1 need to master.   Click on the link below to access the pdf. 3pillars for … Continue reading

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Illustrated, Interactive GeoGebra Models for High School

Sanjay Gulati has developed quite a few models illustrated with Geogebra on his blog, Mathematics Academy. The models, which show the graphs different functions and relations on the coordinate plane are interactive in the sense that a general equation is given … Continue reading

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