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Category Archives: 9 – 12 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
Tilings,Tesselations, Math Munch, Vi Hart and Getting Carried Away on a Spiral of Mathematical Magic
It all started over an hour ago when I clicked on the latest Math Munch blog entry. I was immediately intrigued because of this image: I’m a sucker for tilings. The Math Munch post was about Marjorie Rice, who was … Continue reading
Posted in 9  12 Math, GeoGebra, K  12 Math Tasks, Uncategorized
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Modeling: Generating Creativity from Chaos
The Common Core Math Standards stresses modeling with mathematics. Modeling is a K12 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
Posted in 6  8 Math, 9  12 Math, Common Core, Uncategorized
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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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121212 and MathOVision Video Contest
During the noon hour today, while I was running errands, I had the dial in my car radio on Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition. Due to today’s unique date, the focus was on MATH. Unfortunately, I did not hear the … Continue reading
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CCSSM High School Algebra Powerpoint and Handouts for NEKSDC and CVEDC
I am working with two groups of high school teachers in Vermont in a 5part series of workshops. The workshops, focusing on the CCSSM K – 12, are sponsored by NEKSDC and CVEDC, two Educational Support Agencies in Vermont. The … Continue reading
CVEDC October 29, 2012 – CCSSM for HS (Number and Quantity)
102912 CVEDC HS CCSSM Powerpoint Group Activity: Look at each practice and discuss how the practice would look in your classroom: Michelle Flaming’s Classroom Sneak Peak – Mathematical Practice # 1 Michelle Flaming’s Classroom Sneak Peak – Mathematical Practice # … Continue reading
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North Country High School Math Inservice October 19, 2012
Powerpoint for North Country HS Math Inservice October 19th, 2012 101912 HS Inservice Powerpoint Standard for Mathematical Practice Lesson Alignment Template Blank SMP Lesson Alignment Template Dan Meyer’s 3Act Penny Pyramid aligned to SMP using template Rich Mathematical Tasks can … Continue reading
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New 3Act Resources from Global Math Department
I’ve been pointing people to Dan Meyer and Andrew Stadel 3Acts. 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
NEKSDC October 16, 2012 CCSSM High School: Number & Quantity Content Domain and Applications of Practice Standards
101612 VMI HS CCSSM Powerpoint Inside Mathematics: Swimming Pool Task (HS Number & Quantity – Algebra I) Having Kittens MARS Task one page pdf Having Kittens MARS Task This link will take you to the MARS Task page for Having … Continue reading
Posted in 9  12 Math, Common Core, Elaine Watson Courses
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