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

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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

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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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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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12-12-12 and Math-O-Vision 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 5-part 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

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CVEDC October 29, 2012 – CCSSM for HS (Number and Quantity)

10-29-12 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 10-19-12 HS Inservice Powerpoint Standard for Mathematical Practice Lesson Alignment Template Blank SMP Lesson Alignment Template Dan Meyer’s 3-Act Penny Pyramid aligned to SMP using template Rich Mathematical Tasks can … 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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NEKSDC October 16, 2012 CCSSM High School: Number & Quantity Content Domain and Applications of Practice Standards

10-16-12 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

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