Category Archives: 6 – 8 Math

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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North Country Supervisory Union – August 23, 2012 Inservice

Agenda 8-23-12-Inservice-Agenda 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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CVEDC Grade 6 – 8 CCSSM (August 2012)

CVEDC Grade 6 – 8 Course on CCSSM (August 2012) Day 1 – Tuesday, August 7, 2012 CCSSM Grade 6 – 8 Day 1 Agenda Day 1 Overview of Week Powerpoint Graduate Credit Information CVEDC Grade 6 – 8 Grad … Continue reading

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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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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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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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