Category Archives: K – 12 Math Tasks

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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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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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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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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Interesting Facts about Square Numbers on Sanjay Gulati’s Mathematics Academy Blog

Sanjay Gulati has a blog Mathematics Academy on which he usually posts geometric proofs illustrated via GeoGebra software.  I subscribe to his blog, but don’t always keep up with each post, since I subscribe to many math education blogs.  I … 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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New York State Sample CCSS Assessment Questions

New York state has developed sample questions to assess the Common Core for Grades 3 – 8 in ELA and Math. The questions were developed as teaching tools. Here is how they are described: The sample questions emphasize the instructional … Continue reading

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Tch: Teaching Channel Math Videos

I subscribe to many teaching blogs and like to share the ones that I find most interesting.  I have found that subscribing to blogs is the best way to see what is new out there.  If I simply bookmark sites … Continue reading

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