Monthly Archives: July 2012

Common Core Bad Branding + CCSSMath website (Loads of Well-Organized Resources!)

Daily I find more and more resources that can help teachers as they implement the CCSSM.  The sheer quantity of resources can be overwhelming and as I plan for courses and presentations, my problem is not a lack of resources, … Continue reading

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Excellent Math Resources from NASA

I stumbled across an online exchange between Kim Moore and Judith Chaffee on the ETA EdWeb community Implementing Common Core Standards in Mathematics, a blog to which I subscribe.   Kim had introduced Judith to a NASA site, Spacemath and Judith … Continue reading

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How Does the K-8 Publisher’s Criteria for CCSSM Help the Classroom Teacher?

Hot off the presses is the K-8 Publishers’ Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, written by the three lead authors of CCSSM:  Phil Daro, Bill McCallum, and Jason Zimba.  According to a post in Bill McCallum’s blog, the … Continue reading

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K – 5 Math Teaching Resources website

I came across a good, clean, simple website: K – 5 Math Teaching Resources.  The author of the site is a K – 5 math consultant who created the site as a place to organize the resources she uses in … Continue reading

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Phi and Vi Hart – The Best Math Doodler I Know!

I’ve always been a doodler…and I’ve always had a fascination with the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio, phi.  One of my favorite doodles is the logarithmic spiral.  I have spent many a meeting creating a golden rectangle and continuing … Continue reading

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Mary Dooms’ Grade 6 Wiki – Great Resources!

Mary Dooms sent a comment to this blog in response to my July 4th post on GeoGebra Central – Applets for Grades 6 – 12: As an fyi: I have been gathering GeoGebra applets that support the sixth grade common … Continue reading

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Confratute 2012 and Rachel McAnallen’s Candy Bar Fraction Game

I’m currently attending Confratute 2012 at the University of Connecticut for the first time.  For anyone who hasn’t attended, I would highly recommend the experience.  This is the 35th year of the Confratute, which has been developed around Joe Renzulli’s … Continue reading

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15 Great Apps for Educators

I subscribe to the blog Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, which highlights free educational web resources and mobile apps for teachers. On a recent post they highlighted 15 Great Apps for Educators.  

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GeoGebra Central – Applets for Grades 6 – 12

GeoGebra Central has developed many interactive applets that illustrate and practice different math skills and concepts.  Most of the applets are geared towards algebra and above. However, there is at least one that has students practicing plotting points on the Cartesian … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts about Square Numbers on Sanjay Gulati’s Mathematics Academy Blog

Sanjay Gulati has a blog Mathematics Academy on which he usually posts geometric proofs illustrated via GeoGebra software.  I subscribe to his blog, but don’t always keep up with each post, since I subscribe to many math education blogs.  I … Continue reading

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