Notes from Region 1

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Elementary, High School, Middle School | No Comments

Over the last three years that I have been here at Albert Lea, I have seen a huge, positive impact with student understanding of mathematics. I believe that is due to multiple reasons; however, the one I want to share today is how important a math-positive culture is to success.

MCTM Foundation Grants and Scholarships

Spring Conference Grants Deadline Feb. 10th
Scholarships for Middle School Teachers of Mathematics

Hidden Figures

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Equity, High School, Middle School | No Comments

The movie, Hidden Figures, is currently the number one movie in the country! Here are ways to include it with your math courses…

It’s Elementary! – Planning

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Elementary, Middle School | No Comments

Last month we looked at what constitutes a rich task. How can we open up the tasks in our curriculum to be more engaging for all our learners?

Choosing a Primary Resource for Instruction

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Elementary, Middle School | 2 Comments

The term “primary resource” for many would be the “curriculum” used to guide instruction. For the district in which I teach, our curriculum is the set of MN standards for math; our “primary resource” is the text (or other platform) teachers use to guide instruction on the standards and benchmarks

Supplemental Math Resources from MDE

On the Pearson Perspective website (https://mn.pearsonperspective.com/perspective) there are hundreds of FREE resources available to you and your students.

More Accessible Mathematics

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

I used the book: Accessible Mathematics: 10 Instructional Shifts that Raise Student Achievement by Steven Leinwand as a springboard for some ideas to reflect upon as the new school year was underway.

MCTM Foundation Offers Spring Conference Grants

Thinking ahead to the Spring Conference but your school or district is short on funds? The MCTM Foundation offers grants of up to $550 per person to supplement your costs.

All Things Pythagorean

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in High School, Middle School, Uncategorized | No Comments

The Pythagorean Theorem has never seemed the same to me since seeing it rendered in terms of the Mona Lisa.

Arguments Encouraged

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in High School, Middle School | No Comments

For 3 mornings I worked with a group of math teachers lead by Chris Luzniak (@pispeak) and Matt Baker (@stoodle) aimed at promoting discussion among your students allowing for more talk from them and less talk directed at them.