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Category Archives: 3 – 5 Math
Fractions: The Gatekeeper to Algebraic Thinking
In my work as a mathematics consultant for the past six years, I have become convinced that a clear conceptual understanding of fractions is the biggest deficit that I run into with both teachers and students. Fractions are the gateway … Continue reading
Posted in 3  5 Math, 6  8 Math, Fractions
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The IPL Cycle and the Hidden Efficiency of Encouraging Student Invention
The reason that Dan Meyer’s blog is a must read for me is that his posts, in addition to providing examples of great teaching ideas, are filled with links to scholarly articles to back up statements he makes. I find … Continue reading
Posted in 3  5 Math, 6  8 Math, 9  12 Math, Common Core, Dan Meyer, K  12 Math Tasks
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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
North Country Supervisory Union – August 23, 2012 Inservice
Agenda 82312InserviceAgenda Resources for Investigating Content Standards for Grades K – 8 Digital Form of Paper Copy of CCSSM Illustrative Mathematics CCSSM Hyperlinked Progressions Map Key Instructional Shifts for K – 8 CCSSM Teachers are Gardeners Video Sir Kenneth Robinson Principles … Continue reading
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Common Core Bad Branding + CCSSMath website (Loads of WellOrganized 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 K8 Publisher’s Criteria for CCSSM Help the Classroom Teacher?
Hot off the presses is the K8 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