Category Archives: K – 12 Math Tasks

A Few Favorite 101 questions from Dan Meyer

As you may know, Dan Meyer has site 101 questions where he and others post images or videos.  People who register on the site ask the first question that comes to their mind when they see an image…or else they … Continue reading

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Stretching and Shrinking the Domain and Range of a Function

Another comment on the Linkedin blog “Math, Math Education, Math Culture” I replied to David’s post: When I am teaching graphs of quadratic functions, I like to ask my students why we don’t also stretch the graph horizontally. The same … Continue reading

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Suggested CCSS PD for High School: Algebraic Structure

When I read the CCSS PD recommendations for K – 8 (see previous post), I noticed that Deborah Hughes Hallett was on the writing team.  She was the lead author of a calculus book that I adopted in the mid-1990’s … Continue reading

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Quantile Framework website

I have just glanced at the Quantile Framework website and was amazed at the enormous amount of information available. I was given the link by Jim Monahan, Grade 7-8 Math teacher, who uses the CMP-2 Program.  If you use a popular … Continue reading

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Shodor’s Interactivate for Practicing Rules of Divisibility and a NEW INSIGHT!

Shodor’s Interactive includes interactive applets for student discovery. There are MANY applets.  I randomly chose one that had a model of Pascal’s Triangle.  The user could either set their own divisor or have the computer choose a random one.  Once the … Continue reading

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MARS Tasks

The Shell Centre, through its MARS project, has developed some interesting  math tasks for different grade levels…elementary, middle, and high school.  Worth checking out!

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How to Write a Good Mathematics Task

This article, written by Kristin Umland, was found on Bill McCallum’s website.  It is a short, but informative, description of things to keep in mind when writing a math task. what_is_a_good_task_short-1

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“Gin Triplets” Card Game for Practicing Math Skills

This game was developed by Nanci Smith, Ph.D. (nanci@e2c2) Elaine Watson attended an ASCD Differentiating Mathematics workshop taught by Nanci Smith, in 2010 at Harwood Union HS in Duxbury, VT.  Dr. Smith shared this game, which can be adapted for … Continue reading

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Supplemental Unit on Base Ten Fractions, Decimals, Percents

4-2-07 Base Ten Fractions, Decimals, Percents Unit   This unit was developed by Elaine Watson as a supplementary unit for Grade 5. It focuses on the concept of decimal as an extension of place value and introduces percents as a special … Continue reading

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Systematic Assessments and Recording System for Memorizing Multiplication Facts to 12

This set of  assessments and the recording system was developed by Elaine Watson.  The assessments reflect an intuitive order in which to memorize math facts.  This order was first introduced to Elaine Watson by Mahesh Sharma. The order introduces the … Continue reading

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