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Robyn Brewster

I am an elementary school Math Coach.

Questioning My Metacognition. List of Tweeps and Blogs by Category - welcome to the mathtwitterblogosphere. Math Application for iPad. Inside mathematics - a professional resource for educators / Piketon High School Boys and Girls Basketball Teams present the 2014. The Slow Forty. Prologue act one 1.

The Slow Forty

How fast do you think Rich Eisen runs in miles per hour? 2. Write a guess. 3. Act three video — the answer sequel. Bucky the Badger. Prologue act one 1.

Bucky the Badger

Guess how many pushups Bucky had to do over the entire game. 2. Write down a number of pushups you know is too high. Too low. Pyramid of Pennies. Nana's Paint Mixup. Circle-Square. Dandy Candies. Money Duck. Nana's Lemonade. Coin Counting. Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks. Confusion = Conflict (and I mean this in a good way!) When telling a story, there are certain things that you need to have.

Confusion = Conflict (and I mean this in a good way!)

Characters. A setting, or multiple settings. Things that happen (i.e. a plot). Without these fundamental building blocks, you don’t have a story to tell. However, just putting the building blocks to paper doesn’t mean that you have a story; just as piling a bunch of bricks and mortar together doesn’t mean that you have a wall. And to be perfectly honest…all of the writing “rules” can be broken (so long as they’re broken well). Conflict. Asking students to choose their own path and justify it. Visual Patterns - 1-20.

Estimation 180 - Home. Agree or Disagree? - Home. Math Mistakes « MissQuinnMaths. Socrative Student. SonicPics. ZipGrade - Grade Paper Tests and Exit Tickets. TAPit Free. Subtext. Nearpod. Hero A Lever and a Place to Stand. Dy/dan. Classroom Friendly Supplies. Practice Tests. The Spring 2014 release consisted of Performance-Based Assessment tests in English Language Arts/Literacy and End-of-Year tests in mathematics.

Practice Tests

What's available: Grades 3–11 Performance-Based Assessment tests for ELA Grades 3–8 End-of-Year tests for mathematics Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II End-of-Year tests for mathematics Notes about scoring: The Spring 2014 release has scoring capability built into the tool. Practice Tests. THE PRACTICE TESTS. Youtube. Youtube. Analyzing PARCC Performance Level Descriptors Grades 3-5 Part 1. A tutorial on how to successfully take the PARCC test. Sheldon best number. Diagnostic Questions. Mathalicious.

Rich Tasks. Christopher Emdin: Hip-Hop and the Remix of Science Education. Robyn Brewster Math Coach. Grade_6_Math_Model_Curriculum_October2013-pdf.pdf.aspx. Grade_4_Math_Model_Curriculum_October2013.pdf.aspx. Kindergarten-Model-Curriculum-Math-Master-May-2014_CG.pdf.aspx. Grade_1_Math_Model_Curriculum_May-2014.pdf. Grade_3_Math_Model_Curriculum_October2013-1.pdf.aspx. Grade_2_Math_Model_Curriculum_October2013.pdf.aspx. The Hunt Institut. Mathematics Fluency: A Balanced Approach. The Importance of Mathematics Progressions. Mathematical Practices, Focus and Coherence in the Classroom. The Mathematics Standards: Key Changes and Their Evidence. The Mathematics Standards: How They Were Developed and Who Was Involved. CCSS_Video_User_Guide_FINAL_for_upload.pdf. Ccss_progression_cc_oa_k5_2011_05_302.pdf. Ccss_progression_cc_oa_k5_2011_05_302.pdf. IM Log. Shifts in mathematics based on the CCSSM. Debunking the Genius Myth. Picture a “genius” — you’ll probably conjure an image of an Einstein-like character, an older man in a rumpled suit, disorganized and distracted even as he, almost accidentally, stumbles upon his next “big idea.”

Debunking the Genius Myth

In truth, the acclaimed scientist actually said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” But the narrative around Einstein and a lot of accomplished geniuses — think Ben Franklin, the key and the bolt of lightning — tends to focus more on mind-blowing talent and less on the hard work behind the rise to success. A downside of the genius mythology results in many kids trudging through school believing that a great student is born, not made — lucky or unlucky, Einstein or Everyman. Harvard-educated tutors Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien began to notice that this belief about being born smart was creating a lot of frustration for the kids they tutored, and sometimes unwittingly reinforced by their parents.

Related. There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t. “I’m just not a math person.”

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. Worse, you may be helping to perpetuate a pernicious myth that is harming underprivileged children—the myth of inborn genetic math ability. Is math ability genetic? How do we know this? Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Thus, people’s belief that math ability can’t change becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The idea that math ability is mostly genetic is one dark facet of a larger fallacy that intelligence is mostly genetic.

A body of research on conceptions of ability has shown two orientations toward ability. Psychologists Lisa Blackwell, Kali Trzesniewski, and Carol Dweck presented these alternatives to determine people’s beliefs about intelligence: Educational technology’s next move: Tools to help kids learn with their bodies. Photo by Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images Today’s educational technology often presents itself as a radical departure from the tired practices of traditional instruction.

Educational technology’s next move: Tools to help kids learn with their bodies.

But in one way, at least, it faithfully follows the conventions of the chalk-and-blackboard era: EdTech addresses only the student’s head, leaving the rest of the body out. Treating mind and body as separate is an old and powerful idea in Western culture. But this venerable trope is facing down a challenge from a generation of researchers—in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, even philosophy—who claim that we think with and through our bodies. The Big Bang Theory - Back To The Future Grammar. The Big Bang Theory - Off Topic. The Big Bang Theory - The Friendship Algorithm. The Big Bang theory - Sheldon's superman theory. Do The Math Now! for Grades 6 and u. Marilyn Burns: 10 Big Math Ideas.

Everyone's favorite math guru shares the top 10 ways you can enhance your students' math learning, test scores, and skills Several years ago, Michael, one of my third graders, wrote this in his journal: "I never used to look forward to math.

Marilyn Burns: 10 Big Math Ideas

All we did was add and subtract. Now I like it more. Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers. Ramsey Musallam. Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. TED. Neversay.pdf. Home Page. Teach Eureka Video Serie. Hom. What is Universal Design for Learning. Universal Design for Learningis a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.

What is Universal Design for Learning

UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs. Why is UDL necessary? Individuals bring a huge variety of skills, needs, and interests to learning. Neuroscience reveals that these differences are as varied and unique as our DNA or fingerprints. Three primary brain networks come into play: Recognition Networks The "what" of learning How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read. Strategic Networks The "how" of learning Planning and performing tasks. Affective Networks The "why" of learning. Piketon High School Boys and Girls Basketball Teams present the 2014.