Monthly Archives: September 2012

McTighe and Wiggins on the Common Core: Five Big Ideas Connecting the Standards to Curriculum

Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins have published a paper From Common Core Standards to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas that is a distillation of their take on how best to approach the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  They … Continue reading

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An open letter to Dan Meyer about his Qualifying Paper

Those of you who read my blog know that I am a fan of Dan Meyer’s 3-Act approach to problem solving.  This past summer, I traveled from Vermont to Palo Alto to attend a workshop that Dan was co-teaching at … Continue reading

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Cindy Brooker’s List of CCSSM Resources for K – 5 Math (and some K – 12)

I subscribe to Darren Burris’ Common Core Online Scoop.It in my ongoing search for good CCSSM resources. He recently posted a link to Cindy Brooker’s learnist Common Core Math Great K – 5 Resource Walk, where she has created an … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past – Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land

Whilst perusing Twitter, I came upon a tweet by William Emeny, who, by the way has a great blog Great Maths Teaching Ideas.  From the spelling of maths, I take it he’s from the UK.  In his tweet, he included … Continue reading

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