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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
Posted in 6  8 Math, 9  12 Math, Common Core, Dan Meyer, Using Technology
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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
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/CommonCore.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.
Posted in 3  5 Math, 6  8 Math, 9  12 Math
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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.
Posted in 3  5 Math, 6  8 Math, 9  12 Math, Common Core, K  2 Math
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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
Posted in 6  8 Math, 9  12 Math, Phi  The Golden Ratio
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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 nonnegotiable areas of understanding that students in Grade 1 need to master. Click on the link below to access the pdf. 3pillars for … Continue reading
Posted in K  2 Math
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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
Posted in 9  12 Math, GeoGebra, Interactive Web Tools
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