Monthly Archives: February 2013

Modeling: Generating Creativity from Chaos

The Common Core Math Standards stresses modeling with mathematics. Modeling is a K-12 Practice Standard as well as a High School Conceptual Category. Developing a clear understanding of what is meant by modeling is the first step in being able … Continue reading

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Backing Off by Design

Grant Wiggins’ posts on his blog “Granted, but…” always provide me food for deep thought about education.  Today I read the first of a promised 2-part discussion on transfer. I love the title, a play on words of his famous … Continue reading

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NEKSDC CCSSM – HS Geometry

NEKSDC CCSSM HS GEOMETRY

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The Content Standards are the Nouns; the Practice Standards are the Verbs

A guest post in Bill McCallum’s blog Tools for the Common Core  features Dev Sinha of University of Oregon who introduces a nice metaphor for differentiating between the CCSSM Content Standards and Practice Standards.  The Practice Standards serve as the … Continue reading

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Two Recent Readings that Made Me Think: Rigor and Rubrics

“Rigor” and “Rubrics” are buzz words that we often hear bandied about in educational jargon.  What do they really mean?  Today, I came across two posts that shed a little more light on the terms for me. Rigor NCTM President … Continue reading

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