Math Lettering

I organized a professional development day this summer and had to make signs to point people in the right direction. As an overachiever, I had to make them mathy.

Learning Basic Single-Digit Combinations (Facts): Developing Important Ideas in Mathematics; Part II – Developing Number Strings to Build Derived Strategies

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Elementary | No Comments

This month, I would like to concentrate on ways to develop number strings with students. Multiplication will be featured as the operation around which these number strings can be formed.

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Examples with Shared Context

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Elementary, High School, Middle School | No Comments

The following examples were compiled to demonstrate one way depth of knowledge (DOK) levels I, II, and III may be displayed in a test item (question).

$$$$ Available for MN Math Teachers

Cutler Scholarships Available for Middle Grade Teachers and Teacher Incentive Grants Available from MCTM

How to Connect with Minnesota Math Teachers and Resources.

There are 4 great ways to keep up with mathematics news and math resources in Minnesota.

Professional Learning and Networking in an Online Environment

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Elementary, High School, Middle School | No Comments

There has been an amazing transformation that has taken place in both professional learning and networking in mathematics teaching and learning.

My 5 Favorite “Which One Doesn’t Belong” Images

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Elementary, Middle School | No Comments

Narrowing down to just 5 favorite Which One Doesn’t Belong images was difficult. Not only are there a wealth of resources on the site, following @WODBMath and #wodb on Twitter, and this Google folder expands your options to even more treasures.

Learning Basic Single-Digit Combinations (Facts): Developing Important Ideas in Mathematics; Part I – The Case

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Elementary | One Comment

This is the first in a series of articles that proposes a different instructional approach and purpose for becoming fluent in recalling basic single-digit combinations in all four operations.

Building Classroom Community

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Elementary, High School, Middle School | One Comment

So as we get started on this new school year, work as a school to support each other in the development of your school community. Look to your colleagues to improve your skills and share ideas.

Welcome to August!!

As we look at heading back to school, establishing your classroom community is key to setting the tone for the entire year.  Jo Boaler provides a framework for norms for the mathematics classroom with seven norms.