Bridges, Meander Patterns, and Water Sports « Math Munch. This past week the Math Munch team got to attend the Bridges 2012.

Bridges is a mathematical art conference, the largest one in the world. This year it was held at Towson University outside of Baltimore, Maryland. The idea of the conference is to build bridges between math and the arts. Participants gave lectures about their artwork and the math that inspired or informed it.

There were workshop sessions about mathematical poetry and chances to make baskets and bead bracelets involving intricate patterns. Quality Mathematics Tasks. Your Kid Might Be Better Off Learning Math In Kazakhstan Than In These States. Unlike students around the world, Americans do not take the international exam Trends in International Math and Science Study, which measures how primary school students are faring in major subjects.

However, a study released by the U.S. government last week shows how American students WOULD fare, if they were to take the test. The results were mixed. While Massachusetts, the highest performing state in the country, had scores aligning with the education powerhouse of Japan, other states like Mississippi and Alabama had scores that were similar to countries that aren't typically lauded for their excellent education systems. Infographic by Jan Diehm for the Huffington Post. Copy the code below to embed this infographic on your site: Earlier on HuffPost:

Geographia Map Company. Khan Academy. Why young kids are struggling with Common Core math. Common Core critics argue that some of the standards are not developmentally appropriate for young students.

Earlier this year I published this post by Edward Miller and Nancy Carlsson-Paige about how the standards smack in the face of what we know about how young children learn. Here’s is a new post with concerns about the developmental appropriateness of some Core math standards. This was written by Carol Burris and John Murphy. 5 Open Education Resources for K-5 Common Core Math. There is an abundance of math open educational resources on the Web.

So many, in fact, that Education Week asked, "Why is There More Open Content for Math than English? " Common Core is driving a lot of the growth in open education production and curation, with new databases and sources popping up left and right. It can be overwhelming to wade through everything, and find a source that works for your classroom. With that in mind, here are some math open education resources for elementary educators. Khan Academy Common Core Map: It’s a challenge to find specific lessons that align with Common Core proficiencies. Open-Ended Math Problems. Open-Ended Math Problems This site is for the specific purpose of preparing Middle School students for OPEN-ENDED problem solving on standardized tests.

We have divided each month into the five strands from the Philadelphia math standards:Number Theory Measurement Geometry Patterns, Algebra, and Functions Data, Statistics, and Probability There are three levels of difficulty for each standard. We have written and chosen problems from different sources that lend themselves to more than one way of solving. It is our hope that if these are done on a consistent, weekly basis, the students will feel more confident and comfortable at test time. To better prepare for the tests, students should answer with a picture, diagram, or paragraph explaining the solution and how they determined their answers. Try these with your students. CommonCoreIV.

Easing the Hurry Syndrome. - Top 50 Math Sites and Apps. Education Week. Easing the Hurry Syndrome. Common Core Essentials. Witness Student Growth Across Grade Levels with New Common Core Math Videos. As a 1st grade math teacher, I never thought I was teaching the same skills as high school math teachers.

But as I’ve gotten to know the Common Core State Standards, the math practice standards have shown me that effective math teaching looks remarkably similar across grade levels. Through the practice standards, K-12 students will develop skills around problem solving, reasoning and proof, connections, representation, and communication. Regardless of the grade level, focusing on these standards helps students feel comfortable explaining their thought processes, learning from others, and building conceptual understanding. Teaching Channel recently partnered with the American Federation of Teachers to create a series of videos that show how two of the Common Core Math Practice Standards progress throughout the grades. While the goal is for the math practice standards to be used K-12, we know that nothing looks exactly the same across grade levels. Elementary Upper Elementary Middle School. Lesson Plans to Accompany Published Tasks.

This is a guest post by Morgan Saxby, a fifth grade teacher in Chesterfield County, Virginia, who works with Illustrative Mathematics.

Morgan has begun writing lesson plans to accompany published mathematics tasks. A clear step after developing high-quality mathematical tasks is to develop accompanying lesson plans. I wrote seven lesson plans to accompany published tasks, all of which I tested in my classroom. My goal was to write lesson plans that guided students to the level of thinking required by both the standards and the practices. One example is the lesson plan for the task What is a Trapezoid?

The format for the lesson plans is consistent through each one. The initial seven lesson plans are listed below, and others will be added in the future. 5.NF How Much Pie? 5.NF How many servings of oatmeal? 5.NF Making Cookies / Cooking Time 3. Lesson Plans to Accompany Published Tasks. Great CCSS Math Curriculum Maps!

Using Writing In Mathematic. Using Writing In Mathematics This strand provides a developmental model for incorporating writing into a math class.

The strand includes specific suggestions for managing journals, developing prompts for writing, and providing students with feedback on their writing. In addition, the site includes two sample lessons for introducing students to important ideas related to writing about their mathematical thinking. Math progressions by domain. The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. These documents were spliced together and then sliced into grade level standards.

From that point on the work focused on refining and revising the grade level standards. The early drafts of the progressions documents no longer correspond to the current state of the standards. It is important to produce up-to-date versions of the progressions documents. The three Rs in MP8. And the E. And the L. Standard for Mathematical Practice number 8 is probably the hardest for people to wrap their heads around: MP8.

Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. There are too many words in there: regularity, repeated, reasoning. I’ve seen a lot of people latching onto one or two of these. Inside Mathematics link. The most inspirational video you will ever watch, I bet you WILL cry. Great CCSS Math Curriculum Maps! Math Resources - The Common Core Conversation. Share what you know. Common Core “I Can” Statements (Updated 5/30) « Turn On Your Brain. My I Can Statements for 9-10th grades.

Algebra 1 - Common Core Resources. Math: K-8 Unpacking Learning Progressions. 1st Annual MTSS Conference Evaluation. Thank you for your interest in MTSS. Please take a few moments and provide your feedback regarding the 1st Annual MTSS Conference that was held March 13, 2012. As a result of the conference, do you feel you now have a better understanding of connections between the Massachusetts Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and the following? As a result of the conference do you feel you now have a better understanding of the core components of MTSS, including why both academic and non-academic components are essential?

As a result of the conference do you feel you now have a better understanding of how to teach more effectively through considering the variability of learners (UDL)? Modeling with Geometry - Common Core Math Curriculum. Writing in Mathematics. Featured Topic: Writing in Math Class Teachers incorporate writing in math class to help students reflect on their learning, deepen their understanding of important concepts by explaining and providing examples of those concepts, and make important connections to real-life applications of the math they are learning. Teachers use the writing assignments to assess student understanding of important concepts, student proficiency in explaining and using those concepts and each student's attitude toward learning mathematics.

Video CC Math Practice from Math Solutions. Math CC Performance Tasks. Math Practices Rubric. Math Teaching Resources for K-5 Classrooms. Free Fractions Tools. Conceptua Math includes interactive, visual tools that are ideal for teacher-facilitated, whole-class instruction, "Number Talks" and for parents supporting their students at home.

These tools, available free of charge, are located under the Tool Library tab in our full curriculum. The full Conceptua Math curriculum includes integrated teacher supports, adaptive teaching, student investigations, and much more. Teachers Build Instructional Expertise with Supports Teachers start with scripted Lesson Openers to introduce concepts and generate fraction Number Talks with the whole class.

Lesson Closers help students to summarize their learning. Sample Opener > Students Learn through Guided Lessons The Guided Lessons form the foundation of the program. Sample Guided Lesson > Students Apply Knowledge through Investigations. Math Practices Rubric. Key Math Concepts. Procedural Fluency: More Than Memorizing Math Facts - Coach G's Teaching Tips. Teaching 4 Real: Common Core Math Fact Practice. Common Core and Math Fact Practice Can I just say that I love finding videos of great teaching practices?

Lately, in my world, math facts have been a hot topic. Do you time your students on math facts or not? There is research that supports both sides of the issue. With many states having adapted the Common Core standards, I think teachers are often confused and sent mixed messages about this. Math Practices Rubric. Math K-12 CC aligned activities. Geometry. Measurement and Data. Number and Operations in Base Ten. Operations and Algebraic Thinking. Counting and Cardinality. PPt: Turn Current Math Probs into CC Probs. PARCC Assessment System and Math, Part 2 « PARCC in Massachusetts. In Part 1 on the PARCC assessment system I tried to provide an overview of the design principles and the general architecture of the assessment system, and in Part 2 I attempted to share what I learned specifically about the ELA portion of the assessment.

In this post I will mirror the ELA post by starting with a brief review of the general evidence-centered design principle and transition to what this means for mathematics. School Librarians and the Common Core Standards: Resources. Tiered Exit Cards Formative Assassment. What Works in Math 4-8 from What Works Clearinghouse.

CCSS Math - Resources for all State Standards. Common Core State Standards: Math Instructional Shifts - Coach G's Teaching Tips. Math_Publishers_Criteria_K-8_Summer%202012_FINAL. Video: Math Practices Viable Arguments. We provide teachers and students with mathematics relevant to our world today … CCSS MathResources » CCSS Math. Video: Real World Process for Developing Games for real fifth graders. CC Resources Mathematics K-5. We provide teachers and students with mathematics relevant to our world today … Common-core-state-standards-for_18.

PARCC Innovative Tasks. Connected Mathematics Project. Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks. Key Math Concepts. Topic Specific Sources. Procedural Fluency: More Than Memorizing Math Facts - Coach G's Teaching Tips. Mathematics Assessment Project. Data Base of CC Math Problems Dan Meyer. Math Practices Posters for Classroom. Writing in Mathematics. Illustrativemathematics. KHAN Academy CC Aligned Math by grade level. Common Core Map. 6th grade common core map. K-2 Math Targets, Examples, links. Arranging the high school standards into courses. Here is a suggested arrangement of the high school standards into courses, developed with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Pearson Foundation, by a group of people including Patrick Callahan and Brad Findell. I haven’t looked at it closely, but it seems to be a solid effort by people familiar with the standards, so I put it up for comment and discussion.

There are five files: the first four are graphic displays of the arrangement of the standards into both traditional and integrated sequences, with the standards referred to by their codes. The fifth is a description of the arrangement with the text of the standards and commentary. Grade 6 CC Math Tasks on wikispaces. Gr. 6 CC Math Number Systems Task. Gr. 6 Math Task on Disney Wait Times. Gr. 6 Math Task Smith's Grocery Store. Math Journals Boost Real Learning. Using Writing In Mathematic. Kay Toliver: Math and Communication. Many on-line CC math links K-12; problems, web 2.0 tools, interactive sites. Ohio CC Math Curriculum. Skip navigation Skip to main content SAFE | State Agencies | Online Services Follow. Symbaloo Webmix of Common Core Resources. CCSS-M = Common Core Math LIVEBINDER. The Mathematics Assessment Project. News. CC K-12 Math Standards Analysis for teaching.

Math Practices Rubric. Mathematics CC Links.