background preloader

Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks

Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks

Related:  common core math

Mathlanding Educator Review Learning Scores Engagement Is the product stimulating, entertaining, and engrossing? Will kids want to return? 3 This well-organized site for teachers is very plain visually, but lets linked content shine. Kids will want to use more direct routes for games. A Framework For Using Digital Media In Math Instruction February 18th, 2009 by Dan Meyer When we teach math we are helping our students establish a framework for interpreting the world. One of the worst ways I know to help them establish that framework is to print an illustration of a real-world scene in a textbook, write in only the relevant measurements, and tell the students in the text of the problem which formula or strategy to apply. This leaves a student helpless and unprepared (in the mathematical, analytical sense) should she ever encounter the world that exists outside the pages of her textbook. So we instead bring digital media from the world into the classroom, simulations of the world as students experience it, artifacts which students can discuss and to which they can apply frameworks of their choice. In order to leave students capable and prepared for their encounters with the world, this media must be captured and presented very intentionally.

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math' - Miles Kimball & Noah Smith “I’m just not a math person.” 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.

Math Programs: How They Rate on Common-Core Alignment Based on market share and states’ recommendations, selected 20 math instructional series to review for common-core alignment. (For reporting purposes, K-5 and 6-8 texts from the same publisher were considered separate series.) Small teams of educators scored the digital and print texts on focus, coherence, rigor, and usability. In addition to individual grade-level ratings, gave summative ratings for each grade band (K-2, 3-5, and 6-8). Eureka Math was the only program that met the expectations for alignment to the Common Core State Standards at every grade level reviewed.

Illustrative Mathematics Here you will find information about winners of the Task Writing contests held in late 2011 and early 2012. The task writing contests evolved into Web Jams, which are where a small group of interested educators meet online for 2 one-hour sessions held a week apart focused on a standard (or a group of related standards) and writing tasks for that standard. If you are a registered user of Illustrative Mathematics (registration is free!) and interested in participating in a Web Jam, please sign up here to be contacted when one comes up. Please note that there is limited space in each Web Jam.

Classroom Warm-Up Routine: Math Class Warm-Up Register Now and join a community of a million educators. Take 30 seconds to register (it's free!) and: Access our downloadable Back To School Starter PacksComment on videosGet help - and help others - in our Q&A section Register Now Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains Growth mindset has become a pervasive theme in education discussions in part because of convincing research by Stanford professor Carol Dweck and others that relatively low-impact interventions on how a student thinks about himself as a learner can have big impacts on learning. The growth mindset research is part of a growing understanding and acknowledgement that many non-cognitive factors are important to academic learning. While it’s a positive sign that educators see value in the growth mindset research and believe they can implement it in their classrooms, the deceptively simple idea has led to some confusion and misperceptions about what a growth mindset really is and how teachers can support it in the classroom. It’s easy to lump growth mindset in with other education catchphrases, like “resiliency” or “having high expectations,” but growth mindset actually has a much more concrete definition. Approaching the world with a growth mindset can be very liberating. Katrina Schwartz

A Meter of Candy Preparation Prepare a sandwich bag of 100 candies for each group. Choose candies with 4–6 different colors. Depending on your objectives, you can divide the candies in specific ratios (e.g., 50/25/25 or 50/20/15/15) or leave the number of each color to chance. Try to find candies that are slightly less than 1 cm in diameter so that 100 candies fit well along the edge of a meter stick. I Don’t Teach First Grade; I Teach Mathematics By Claire Riddell, posted July 5, 2016 — While teaching first grade, I sought out a partnership with a fifth-grade teacher to co-teach some math lessons in both of our classes. This partnership was not required by an administrator or a district initiative; instead it came from our mutual desire to understand mathematics and pedagogy before and after our respective grade levels. After experiencing just a few lessons in fifth grade, I realized that this partnership was opportunity to see into the future. I was able to experience what my students would be doing in mathematics in just four short years.

Learning® : Teacher Tool of the Month: Multiplication: Open Arrays 1. The teacher begins by listing the math string below one at a time. She asks students to find the sum in their head (mental math). She calls on individual students to discuss their strategies before the subsequent problem is presented. NCSM - Overview When we move on, people do not remember us for what we do for ourselves. They remember us for what we do for them. They are the inheritors of our work.