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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 mid1990’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 78 Math teacher, who uses the CMP2 Program. If you use a popular … Continue reading
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
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_short1
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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
4207 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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