As we are moving to the new standards, we may require some new materials. It can be overwhelming trying to find something good. I have made a (First blog post is up. A collection of #CommonCore resources for secondary #math teachers!
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I just ordered these Battista books to help implement the common core math standards for each grade level at school. To my delight, the books list a link to extra free resource tasks! There is a book for place value, ...
Would you like to engage your elementary students with Math and Reading apps that align to Common Core? Or do you already have some favorite Math or Reading apps, but aren’t sure if or how they align to the Common Core Standards?
Fewer than one in five students who took an Algebra I "honors" class were actually exposed to rigorous mathematics, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress's latest high school transcript study.
Gradebook features education articles and insights on schools in Florida, focusing on Tampa Bay area schools. What's the latest from the Florida Department of Education? How is the FCAT being used to compare Florida schools?
Helen Crawford Connolly's insight:
interesting, i wonder if the role of test-writing will be handed back to Pearson.... hhmmmmm
California no longer requiring eighth graders to take Algebra Daily Caller Last month, California formally shifted to the Common Core mathematics standards, which recommend that students delay taking algebra if they aren't ready for it.
5th Grade Math Common Core - Fractions, Division, Multiplication, Geometry, Decimals and More for iPhone - App Info & Stats (5th Grade Math Common Core - Fractions, Division, Multiplication, Geometry, Decimals and More…
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In Missouri, you can click here from dese.mo.gov and access a link from The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to see examples of math problems for 4th graders in common core language. You can see for yourself ...
In this site you will find a selection of Mobile Applications for Math and Science that you can use in your classroom. Although there are dozens, if not hundreds, of apps available, these examples were recommended by teachers and have met the standards laid out on the App Evaluation Rubric, compiled by the site developer by researching best practices in teaching and technology. You will also find How to Choose an App, Where to Find great apps and app recommendations, some great Teacher Tool apps, and a list of Tried and True app developers.
The irony is, that at this time, perhaps more than ever before, our leaders need to be making themselves much less ‘busy’, and focusing more than they ever have done on nurturing their workforce.
People in our workforces are under serious strain. They are constantly being asked to do more with less. Our businesses and government departments are responding to the austerity drives by trimming more and more from their budgets, which inevitably means fewer people are left to do the work. Meanwhile the demands are increasing. With everyone in the economy tightening their belts, company profits are falling, which means that a smaller and smaller workforce is being challenged to work smarter, harder, more innovatively and to ‘keep their chins up and stay engaged’. Teachers see this with increasing class sizes, fewer support resources and the demands to do more for more students.
One huge push is to utilize performance tasks as formative and summative assessments. We can do this in our classes with small changes for big benefits. Because learning is created from making connections to students past ...
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