Category Archives: 6 – 8 Math

A real life geometry problem proposed by Howard Phillips

Howard Phillips, on his blog  “Saving School Math” proposed a real life geometry problem that proved harder to solve than it first appeared. I love to banter about mathematics education with Howard.  We agree on some things about math education … Continue reading

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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

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Fawn Nguyen Rocks with Fraction Division

Ms. Win does it again! I’ve decided that Fawn Nguyen is my most favorite math teacher that I’ve never met! I look forward to meeting her and many other admired math bloggers at Math Twitter Camp 2013 in Philly at … Continue reading

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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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Fawn Nguyen’s New Pattern Site

Fawn Nguyen, a middle school math teacher who has a great blog where her fun personality shines through (I think it’s her personality…I’ve never met her!).  Just the other day, in one of her posts on her blog Finding Ways … Continue reading

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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

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New 3-Act Resources from Global Math Department

I’ve been pointing people to Dan Meyer and Andrew Stadel 3-Acts. I just received an email from Chris Robinson, who uploaded a new file on Global Math Department that includes Dan and Andrew, but has links to a lot more … Continue reading

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Montville Township Public Schools Middle and High School Intro to CCSSM Powerpoint 10-8-12

Powerpoint link: 10-8-12 no videos Montville CCSSM Powerpoint Videos in Powerpoint Presentation: The Mathematics Standards” How They Were Developed and Who Was Involved High School Math Courses Pyramid of Pennies (This link will take you to a spreadsheet of tasks.  … 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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