Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
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# Common Core: Diamond in the Rough?

Many teachers are experiencing the common-core implementation as massive second-order change.

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# Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction

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## Oh No! 99! | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

The card game Oh No! 99! is a keeper! It gives practice with mentally adding one- and two-digit numbers and with adding and subtracting 10 from two-digit
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## The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic]

We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!
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## Multiplication Bingo | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

Will Multiplication Bingo guarantee that students learn the multiplication facts? No. But it will help familiarize them with factors and multiples, engage them
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## Always Try a Problem Before You Assign It | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

Have you ever thought about this numerical sequence—0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12? What does the sequence have to do with unicycles, bicycles, and tricycles?
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## Journey in Sketchnoting #AVL2016 - Corwin Connect

The theme of Corwin’s Annual Visible Learning conference was making learning visible, so I embraced it. Just a few months ago, I sat next to Jill Gough, who was taking notes …
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## Digging Deeper into SMP 4 – Model with Mathematics | Achieve the Core Aligned Materials

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If you haven't heard of Dr. Jo Boaler of Stanford University, you'll need to make it your mission to learn about her this summer. She is an outstanding educator that is truly creating a revolution in the math world. You can find out more at YouCubed.org, where there are deep math tasks for many ages.…
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What is the difference between formative and interim assessments? This chart provides a guide for distinguishing different kinds of student assessments.
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## The Game of Pathways | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

I like the multiplication game of Pathways. It engages students’ interest, helps develop their familiarity with the times table, and encourages them to think
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## The Visuals Bring The Connection

Learning to memorize something without any connection seems like a near impossible feat. Memorizing a map is very difficult for me when I travel, I need it with me the whole time to connect landmarks, buildings and other streets to remember the streets I have been on.  I still haven't figured out exactly how I…
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## Concept First, Notation Last

How to introduce the concept of inequalities to your students. Watch a lesson that helps students understand the concept of inequalities using the strategy of Concept First, Notation Last.
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## Oh My! The Progression of Multiplication

Well, I've watched this video three times now and I think I need to watch it at least five more times. I love, love, love how this presented to the audience. https://vimeo.com/149428217   My take aways for when I am teaching multiplication: I need to stop stealing the opportunity to let my students use concrete…
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## One Children’s Book . . . Different Grade Levels | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

In a previous blog, I described a lesson I taught to second graders using the wonderful children’s book One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab. At John Muir Elementary
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## 3 Ways to Make Meaning of Number Sentences

I told her I had a problem and asked her to solve it. (This intervention student shall remain nameless due to the fact that the internet is an infinite digital footprint, and I believe some day she will be a famous scientist and doesn't need to read this story about herself online.) My problem?  I…
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## Rhombus? Diamond? Square? Rectangle?

It happens every year, in what seems like every grade level...students continually call a rhombus a diamond. Last year, when we heard 3rd graders saying just this, Christopher helped the 3rd grade teachers and me put the students' thinking to the test with a Which One Doesn't Belong he created.   This year, at the beginning…
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## Beans and Scoops | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

Lessons using beans and scoops have long been part of my teaching repertoire. I’ve used beans, scoops, and jars to engage students in all grade levels with a
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## Reading Portraits: Analyzing Art as a Primary Source | Teaching with the Library of Congress

The strategy of reading portraiture encourages the visual analysis of a piece of art, similar to closely reading a document. The visual clues found in portraiture may be decoded to learn about the individual featured in the artwork.
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## Top 10 Tuesday – Top Ten Books to Promote Critical Thinking

With the re-designed curriculum in B.C., teachers are preparing to launch the school year with a lot to think about.  The best advice I have for wrapping our heads around the big ideas is to 'start small' and choose one area for your school to focus on.  At my school, we have decided to focus…
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## Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Practices - Literacy Lines

I recently read two blogs on the Edutopia website that I would like to share wit
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## An Important Teacher Decision: When and When Not to Give the Answer? | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

When should a teacher resolve a question for students and when is it OK, or even a better instructional decision, to let confusion ride? I recently was
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## A Reponse to Joe Schwartz’s Blog about Algorithms | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

I was recently planning to teach my friend Ruth Cossey’s elementary math methods class at Mills College in Oakland, California. Digging through my collection of
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## The Progression of Addition and Subtraction

The more I create... the more I learn.  Here is the 3rd installment of this whole Making Sense Series which has truly forced me to be a better teacher.  A more educated teacher. I can't stress enough how much I've learned from diving into the progressions found here. There are many intricate pieces of learning…
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## Where Do You See 5?

Students need to use concrete models, visual representations and numbers in conjunction to learn more deeply. But the REALLY deep learning comes when they can see patterns and connections. In this case I had first grade student build the number 8 as many ways as he could. At the end I asked if he could…
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## Place Value: How to Assess Students’ Understanding | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

Place value is one of the most important foundational concepts about our number system. Watch my assessment interviews of second graders and learn how you can
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## Fix It: An Activity for Ordering Fractions | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

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Good idea to gain student involvement.  Could be adapted to other topics in mathematics.