I stumbled upon Open Middle in 2015 while looking for resources to be used as a warm up that would be easily differentiated for my fifth graders. While we had discussed growth mindset, had been using visual representations, and had engaged in some productive struggle, many weren’t prepared for the level of flexible thinking Open Middle problems required. I was hooked!
Submitted by Angela Hochstetter – Math Assessment Specialist, MNDOE Ann Page – Math Assessment Specialist, MNDOE This article will answer the following two questions: How can a teacher find new items on the math item samplers? How can a teacher or student find all of the different types of technology-enhanced (TE) items that could be […]
MDE added 21 released items to the released item web page. The items span grades 3 through 8 and 11, including a few DOK III items.
Dr. Theodore J. Christ and his research team in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota are developing math assessment items for students in grades 9-12. We need math educators or others with similar skills (e.g., educators on sabbatical, retired, in-transition, math experts, etc.) who can participate in item reviews from late December 2017 – April 2018.
Over the course of the last several years, many ABE teachers and I have been attending MCTM and other Minnesota math events, conferences and professional development sessions. The following is a brief introduction to who we are, what we do, who are students are, and ways you can begin to learn more!