Category Archives: Common Core

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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At last…a balanced critique of CCSSM

Geoff, in his emergent math blog, has posted a balanced critique of the Common Core Math Standards. Worth 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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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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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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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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NEKSDC Principal’s Workshop: Looking for Evidence of the Standards for Mathematical Practice 10-11-12

10-11-12 no videos CCSSM SMP Principals Powerpoint Videos in Powerpoint Hunt Video on Standards for Mathematical Practice Video to go with SMP # 3: 4th /5th video on decimals and fractions Maya Video Even and Odd Video Classroom Videos of … 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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