Monthly Archives: April 2012

5-1-12 CVEDC Presentation to HS Math Teachers

Two ideas for HS Math handout Two Ideas for HS Math

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Web 2.0 URL for CVEDC High School Math Course

Here is a link to the URL for the online component of the CVEDC High School Math Course that is being offered in person June 18, 19, 2012…continue with an online component through November 19… and culminate with an in-person … Continue reading

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Suggested CCSS PD for High School: Algebraic Structure

When I read the CCSS PD recommendations for K – 8 (see previous post), I noticed that Deborah Hughes Hallett was on the writing team.  She was the lead author of a calculus book that I adopted in the mid-1990’s … Continue reading

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Suggested Focus for CCSS Professional Development K – 8

In a December 31, 2011 post on Bill McCallum’s Tools for the Common Core website, five initial domains were recommended for K-8 professional development. Five initial domains for professional development in Grades K–8 Grades K–2, Counting and Cardinality and Number … Continue reading

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Rich Geometry Activity posted on f(t) blog

The blog f(t) is authored by a math teacher Kate Nowak from Syracuse, NY, who loves what she does and reports on it well. Here is a recent post with an example of an activity on determining the “squareness” of … Continue reading

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Quantile Framework website

I have just glanced at the Quantile Framework website and was amazed at the enormous amount of information available. I was given the link by Jim Monahan, Grade 7-8 Math teacher, who uses the CMP-2 Program.  If you use a popular … Continue reading

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Shodor’s Interactivate for Practicing Rules of Divisibility and a NEW INSIGHT!

Shodor’s Interactive includes interactive applets for student discovery. There are MANY applets.  I randomly chose one that had a model of Pascal’s Triangle.  The user could either set their own divisor or have the computer choose a random one.  Once the … Continue reading

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Spreadsheet of Dan Meyer’s tasks in Three Acts

Dan Meyer has created a spreadsheet on which he has listed the Three Acts of many math tasks. Act One is the video or image of a situation that generates questions that can be answered mathematically.  In Act One the student … Continue reading

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MARS task that assesses Practice Standards

Here is a task that I found on Dan Meyers’ blog that is a good illustration of how the practice standards can be assessed.

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MARS Tasks

The Shell Centre, through its MARS project, has developed some interesting  math tasks for different grade levels…elementary, middle, and high school.  Worth checking out!

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