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YouCubed Classroom Math(s) Posters

YouCubed Classroom Math(s) Posters
So she says maths, we say math, but I think we can both agree there are some pretty great ideas coming from Jo Boaler and YouCubed math at Stanford University.  The newest resource YouCubed has released is a set of…
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Solving with Multiple Methods

Solving with Multiple Methods
If you are familiar with the Common Core Progressions documents, you may recognize the name Bill McCallum. He is a Common Core Standards author as well as an author of the Progressions. He frequently posts to the site Common Core…
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How Does Teacher Language Affect Student Learning?

How Does Teacher Language Affect Student Learning?
Quick, but interesting read on how our descriptions and language used to describe student learning and goals could potentially affect student learning. For instance, when we describe a certain skill as a "3rd grade skill" or say "a 4th grader…
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Progression of Fractional Understanding

Progression of Fractional Understanding
I won't say too much here, because the time reading this could be better spent watching the video. :) However, keep in mind, no matter what grade you are teaching, you are providing students with key fractional knowledge in their…
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Free Book Preview – Beyond Answers

Free Book Preview – Beyond Answers
Stenhouse Publishing is offering a free preview of the new book, Beyond Answers by Mike Flynn. About the Book: The Standards for Mathematical Practice are written in clear, concise language. Even so, to interpret them and visualize what they mean…
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Math Makes Money

Math Makes Money
We are all familiar with the term "reading first" and you can't argue that literacy is important. However, when it comes to kids making more money later in life, more math may mean more money. A recent study published by…
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The Year Game

The Year Game
It's January, and the beginning of a new calendar year. The NCTM Math Forum annually holds a contest for students to determine if they can use the digits in the year along with any of the operation symbols, a decimal…
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Lesson Studies: Begin with selecting mathematical goals and tasks

Lesson Studies: Begin with selecting mathematical goals and tasks
Looking for a way to refine your math lessons? It is tough to go this alone, so why not work together with your peers. Lesson Studies are a fantastic approach in working together as a team to share, develop, and…
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Hack Your Teaching

Hack Your Teaching
Do your students look like they are filming a "mannequin challenge" when it comes to math interaction and discourse? Research has shown that children engaged and interacting with deep, purposeful tasks will have greater learning gains. So how can we…
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Practice Evaluating Expressions with Battling Robots!

Practice Evaluating Expressions with Battling Robots!
Nora Oswald has created a cool Battling Robots game in which students draw cards to create robots with different battling powers combining expressions. Students must create a powerful robot, roll dice, and then use the value from the dice to…
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Preparing for FSA – Content Complexities

Preparing for FSA – Content Complexities
The Florida Standards Assessment for mathematics is months away, but the preparation can never begin too early. You may be aware of Dr. Norman Webb's model for Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Though Webb's model implies 4 complexity levels, Florida has…
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STEM: Fun With Coding!

STEM: Fun With Coding!
What do purple winged unicorns and disco balls have to do with STEM? One initiative President Obama brought to the forefront is the need for children to be well versed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. This need…
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No Homework? How else can I support my child’s learning?

No Homework?  How else can I support my child’s learning?
Want to connect to your children's learning experiences at school but they currently don't have any homework? Check out this post from Edutopia, giving parents 15 alternative questions for deeper inquiry into the learning and experiences of their children's day…
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Putting the C and R back into exponents.

Putting the C and R back into exponents.
We are all aware of the CRA model of providing students experiences with mathematics content. In terms of exponents, students very rarely experience the "C" (concrete) or the "R" (representational) and usually begin with the "A" (abstract). So how can…
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