Category Archives: Ideas from other math blogs

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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Grant Wiggins on the Importance of Teachers Escaping Isolation by Developing Collaborative Communities of Learners

In his November 11, 2012 post, Grant Wiggins does a fine job of describing the teacher isolation that is inherent in many schools and suggests ways to connect and share with other professionals.  One idea he espouses is teachers videotaping … Continue reading

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McTighe and Wiggins on the Common Core: Five Big Ideas Connecting the Standards to Curriculum

Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins have published a paper From Common Core Standards to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas that is a distillation of their take on how best to approach the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  They … 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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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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An Addition to the “There’s a LOT out there” Department

Darren Burris’ ScoopIt Common Core Online introduced me to yet another website rich with resources for math teachers. The Michigan Department of Education has developed the Michigan eLibrary.  This link takes you directly to the mathematics page.  On the left, you … Continue reading

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