Data Table Added to Each Released Math Item

Released items and data tables are now provided for teacher or parent use as well as for students. All items on the MDE Released Item webpage were used operationally on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA-III).

Mathematical Beauty on Vacation to Use in Classroom Conversation

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Elementary, High School, Middle School | No Comments

This interaction reminded me of a talk Christopher Danielson gave at MCTM Duluth this past spring, using photos to encourage math discussion and Malke Rosenfeld’s Instagram Page, Math Off the Page. I was inspired to find the mathematical beauty as I explored Trinidad and Tobago the next several days.

10 Minnesota Math Teacher Blogs

Here are some of my favorite Minnesota Math Teacher Bloggers. You need to follow each of their blogs. They all have some fantastic things to say. (In no particular order)

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.

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.

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.