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High School Math is a Mess

The adoption of the Common Core standards in public schools seems to have led to an identity crisis in high school math instruction. At kid #3’s school, pre-algebra, algebra (1 and 2 as far as I can tell), and geometry are no longer offered as separate classes. 345 more words

The Present

3rd Year Reflections: Math Instruction

Math Instruction

  • I liked the guided math groups. It allowed for immediate differentiation.
    • I might take a suggestion from another website (don’t remember which one) about…
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Math Instruction

3rd Year Goals: Math Instruction

  • Guided math groups (which is allowing differentiation and challenging the gifted students so much easier!)
  • Accountability and student motivation for mastering math fact fluency: Try XtraMath.
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Why Math Matters in STEM

Like so many educators, I am very excited about the blending of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math into what we loving call STEM. While there are lots of reasons to be excited about STEM education, I wonder about two important things: 96 more words

* Blogging A-Z wrap up and more

Thanks to Nerd in the Brain, I discovered that I should leave some feedback on April’s Blogging A-Z challenge.  I loved every post of it, probably because I was in one of my favorite modes: catch up!   130 more words

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Fluid Hundred Charts-100 Tiles

This next week, I will be giving two presentations at the Ontario Association of Mathematics Educators conference in Toronto. One will be on using fluid hundred charts, which is essentially using 100 numbered tiles to teach about number sense concepts. 35 more words