Standards for Mathematical Practice "Does this make sense?" Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution.
illustrative mathematics Illustrated Standards Count to 100 by ones and by tens. (see illustrations) Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1). Walking in Mathland - Teaching Math Blog Yes. The answer is yes you can study mathematics. There is apparently a rumor going around telling students that math cannot be studied. An Interview with Grant Wiggins: The Power of Backwards Design When Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe wrote Understanding by Design (UbD) they did what no other educator had ever accomplished. They unequivocally cast assessment in the central role of teaching and learning by making the forceful argument that testing should not be the afterthought of instruction, but the central point of instruction. After all, how do we know students have learned anything after we have taught them if we don't assess them on what we hope they have learned? Since Dr. Wiggins helped Dr. McTighe write UbD a while ago, I was curious to know how much progress we as educators have made since then.
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Space Math @ NASA ! STatistics Education Web (STEW) One of the goals of the American Statistical Association is to improve statistics education at all levels. Through the STatistics Education Web (STEW), the ASA is reaching out to K-12 mathematics and science teachers who teach statistics concepts in their classrooms. STEW is an online resource for peer-reviewed lesson plans for K-12 teachers. The web site is maintained by the ASA and accessible to K-12 teachers throughout the world. Statistics and probability concepts are included in K-12 curriculum standards, in particular the Common Core State Standards, and on state and national exams; however, few K-12 teachers have formal training or applied experience with statistical concepts. K-12 teachers need a place where they can find peer-reviewed teaching materials available in a standard format.
CSU NGSS community: Science and Literacy Learning Web Resources in STEM Education-Examples Created by CSU Faculty Dr. Ivan Cheng, Department of Secondary Education, CSU Northridge This site contains archived presentations by Ivan Cheng from recent California Mathematics Council (CMC) meetings. Tasks, Units & Student Work - Common Core Library Keywords (optional) Enter keywords (e.g., K.OA.3, informational text, arguments, quadratic equations, etc.) Grade (select at least one) Subject (select one)
Free4Teachers (Technology Ideas) The Himalaya climbing season is just beginning. This is a good time for lessons about Mount Everest and the Himalaya in general. Concepts in math, science, geography, and geology can be covered while teaching about Mount Everest. Here are some good resources for lessons about Mount Everest. Panoramas.dk, hosts dozens of other interactive panoramas from around the world. Mathematics K-5 · CCGPS Mathematics Grades K-5 · CCGPS Mathematics Glossary Third grade teachers working on unit revisions at GaDOE (June 2013) 2013-2014 CCGPS Mathematics Unit Frameworks Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Teachers pose a variety of problems; problem solving is the focus of instruction. 1CGI does not involve a particular class configuration, does not use a pre-specified set of problems in a given sequence to teach the curriculum; and teachers who use CGI are not limited to specific resources. One teacher might read a children’s book to provide context for the story problems.