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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Refraction Game…from a struggling gamer to almost addicted
Okay, I am SO not a gamer. I found out about the game Refraction via a blog post from Dan Meyer. He included a link to the game Refraction. The game is on Kongrigate and has been enjoyed by students … Continue reading
Study shows understanding of fractions and whole number division leads to later success in algebra
A Carnegie Mellon University study led by Robert Siegler found that elementary students understanding of fractions and whole number division were predictors of success in algebra and higher level mathematics. Quotes from a Carnegie Mellon Press Release: ‘The research team … Continue reading
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An Addition to the “There’s a LOT out there” Department
Darren Burris’ ScoopIt Common Core Online introduced me to yet another website rich with resources for math teachers. The Michigan Department of Education has developed the Michigan eLibrary. This link takes you directly to the mathematics page. On the left, you … Continue reading
100th Post Devoted to Twitter Noobz
This is my 100th post to Watsonmath and I figured I should post about something that I know nothing about…yet. First, I learned how to spell newbies in twitter language (noobz)…at least I think that is what it is communicating! … Continue reading
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New York State Sample CCSS Assessment Questions
New York state has developed sample questions to assess the Common Core for Grades 3 – 8 in ELA and Math. The questions were developed as teaching tools. Here is how they are described: The sample questions emphasize the instructional … Continue reading
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Searchable K – 12 CCSS Math Tasks Site from NYC
I subscribe to Common Core Online: ScoopIt curated by Darren Burris. It includes CCSS online resources for both Math and ELA. I like that I can quickly peruse the list of resources and often strike gold…meaning that I find a resource … Continue reading
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My Slow Journey On My Road to Technological Literacy
Okay…I’m a slow learner. A goal of mine is to be able to comfortably and seamlessly communicate using technology. As my daughters (ages 27 and 30) can attest, it took me years to be able to figure out how to … Continue reading
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CVEDC Grade 3 – 5 CCSSM
Resources for Day 1 (Monday, June 25): Day 1 Agenda Standards for Mathematical Practice Evidence Template CVEDC Grade 3 – 5 Grad Credit Requirements Common Core Lesson Plan Template Backwards Design General_Unit_Design_Template1 Nanci Smith Day1OverviewofWeekPowerpoint Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (see pages … Continue reading
Two New Math Sites from the Math Forum to Support CCSSM
The Math Forum out of Drexel University has long been a pioneer in providing valuable online math resources. I recently contacted Suzanne Alejandre asking if I could subscribe to her blog. Here is her reply: Hi Elaine, it’s great to … Continue reading
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Tch: Teaching Channel Math Videos
I subscribe to many teaching blogs and like to share the ones that I find most interesting. I have found that subscribing to blogs is the best way to see what is new out there. If I simply bookmark sites … Continue reading