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Illuminations

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Illuminations is a project designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and supported by theVerizon Foundation. NCTM serves as a content partner for Thinkfinity, the Verizon Foundation's free online professional learning community, where Illuminations is the primary contributor of resources for teaching and learning mathematics for grades pre-K—12. Connect and collaborate with over 70,000 educators though Thinkfinity! Share resources, join discussions and participate in special interest groups.

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Home | Common Core State Standards Initiative

Home | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

For more than a decade, research studies of mathematics education in high-performing countries have concluded that mathematics education in the United States must become substantially more focused and coherent in order to improve mathematics achievement in this country. To deliver on this promise, the mathematics standards are designed to address the problem of a curriculum that is “a mile wide and an inch deep.”

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NCSM - Great Modeling Tasks in
Three Acts

NCSM - Great Modeling Tasks in<br/>Three Acts | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Act 1 provides the visual, provokes questions and poses questions.

Act 2 begins the modeling process with teacher as resource, and

Act 3 confirms the answer to the modeling task in the world itself, requires a conversation, states the objective of the day.

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Although you will need to be an NCSM member to download all of the great modeling tasks, there are now two available for a free preview: Thirsty Values (K-2), and File Cabinet (Gr. 6-7).

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Math@Work: Connecting Math to 21st Century Careers

Math@Work: Connecting Math to 21st Century Careers | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Scholastic's Math@Work is a web series that ties students' classroom learning to their career aspirations.  Engage your class as you watch students discover the importance of math from industry leaders and the Scholastic Math team.

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Don’t miss the NEWEST  webisode about homebuilding, with Ty Pennington, host of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

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Teaching the Core

Teaching the Core | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
"These Teaching the Core lessons have been carefully reviewed and annotated by experienced educators and content experts using Student Achievement Partners’ Instructional Practice Guide, a tool that helps educators plan and review their Common Core-aligned lessons to make the necessary shifts in instruction."
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FoodMASTER (Food, Math and Science Teaching Enhancement Resource)

FoodMASTER (Food, Math and Science Teaching Enhancement Resource) | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The FoodMASTER initiative is a compilation of hands-on and virtual programs that use food to teach math and science skills. Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, and health, as well as math concepts such as numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and problem solving.

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The Grades 3-5 lessons are available as pdf for both the teacher edition and student edition at http://www.foodmaster.org/grade3-5.html#.VQbJwNJ4pcQ.

 

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Creative Commons

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Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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Southeast at SEDL - COMMON CORE VIDEOS

Southeast at SEDL - COMMON CORE VIDEOS | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) videos are designed to support states, schools, and teachers in the implementation of the CCSS. The videos were created in collaboration with the states in the Southeast Comprehensive Center region based on their needs for professional development support for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Each video is an audiovisual resource that focuses on one or more specific standards and usually includes examples/illustrations geared to enhancing understanding. The intent of each content-focused video is to clarify the meaning of the individual standard rather than to be a guide on how to teach each standard, although the examples can be adapted for instructional use.

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Gizmos! Online simulations that power inquiry and understanding. | ExploreLearning

Gizmos! Online simulations that power inquiry and understanding. | ExploreLearning | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
World's largest and most advanced online repository of math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Research-proven, inquiry-based learning tools for teachers and students. Web-based for anytime, anywhere learning.
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Home | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

Home | National Center On Universal Design for Learning | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. Learn more about UDL

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Forum on Universal Design for Learning Sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Education 

Montpelier Elks Club-Thursday, February 12 - 8:00am – 4:00pm and Friday, February 13 – 8:00am – 3:00pm

 Registration: To participate in the UDL Forum, please complete registration at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CJL7JNM. For additional questions, please contact Kathryn Balestreri (kbalestreri@air.org).

 

I hope to see you there!

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CORE Math Performance Assessment Modules - Standards Assessment & Instruction - Ed Partners

CORE Math Performance Assessment Modules - Standards Assessment & Instruction - Ed Partners | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

These Math Performance Assessment Modules were developed by cross-district design teams during the Summer of 2012, piloted during the 2012-13 school year, and revised based on feedback from the Pilot.  They are directly aligned to both the Common Core State Standards and the SMARTER Balanced assessment specifications, and can be used in a variety of means–as diagnostic pre-assessments, as mid-instruction formative assessments, or as mini summative benchmark assessments.          

 
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Math Tasks to Talk About (TCM)

Math Tasks to Talk About (TCM) | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

"Highly effective teachers know their students well. They can attend to students’ mathematical thinking, and then design instruction that capitalizes on what students know and are able to do. Our collaborative efforts often center on contextualized tasks, or story problems, where students have opportunities to think about and reason through problem-solving situations. Yet we know first hand how challenging this work can be."

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Take some time to read Preparing for Problem-Solving Interview, which focuses on how students approach problem-solving situations. Then as a follow-up to the interview, trying having students solve this derivation of the classic People of Freckleham problem (Treffers and Vonk 1987), and think about what students said and did during the interview to support their work and discussion of the task.

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The Nellie Mae Education Foundation - An Up-Close Look at Student-Centered Math Teaching

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation - An Up-Close Look at Student-Centered Math Teaching | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Today, far too many students see mathematics as a subject to be endured, rather than a subject of real-world importance and personal value. But this doesn't have to be the case. When teachers use student-centered techniques to engage students in more active and authentic ways, they can transform math classrooms into lively learning environments in which students take charge of their own learning, collaborate with others, persist in solving complicated problems and make meaningful connections to the world around them.
 
A new study from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) finds that students in high-quality, student-centered classrooms are more engaged and demonstrate higher performance on problem-solving assessments.

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Upload the brief or the full report  written by Kirk Walters, Toni M. Smith, Steve Leinwand, Wendy Surr, Abigain Stein and Paul Bailey as well as reports on : Latino/a and Black Students and Mathematics and Building Student-Centered High School Math Classrooms.
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Experts Discuss Common Core State Standards - Webinar Series at Pearson

Experts Discuss Common Core State Standards - Webinar Series at Pearson | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Participate in this webinar series to “Unlock the Common Core State Standards”. Learn what the Standards mean and how to implement them.
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This site has more than twenty recorded mathematics webinars led by Dr. Jane F. Schielack, Dr. Husg-Hsi Wu, William G. McCallum, Phil Daro, Dr. Skip Fennell, Grant Wiggins, Dr. Eric Milou, Dr. Dan Kennedy, Linda Gojak, Dr. Al Cuoco, Jennifer Bay Williams and Maggie McGatha, Mary Veazey, and Debbie Crawford!

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Week of Inspirational Math

Week of Inspirational Math | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Give your students the best possible start to the year with powerful mathematics tasks and positive mindset messages. Designed by Stanford professor Jo Boaler and the youcubed team, the five days will each include a low floor, high ceiling task showing exciting and inquiry based mathematics, as well as important messages about mathematics. Your students will love this week and be inspired to learn!

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It is EASY TO USE, COMPLETELY FREE and will be downloadable in May from youcubed.org for registered users. Teachers who use our Week of Inspirational Math will also be invited to join the youcubed network of inspirational teachers, and will continue to receive free resources year round.

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Kentucky Numeracy Project

Kentucky Numeracy Project | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Through the Kentucky Numeracy Project, the KCM has produced a growing system of resources and professional learning for teachers of numeracy. The KNP Intervention Guide contains:

*Exemplary student learning experiences, built around the Add+Vantage MR (AVMR) constructs and levels.

*Support for in-depth implementation of the grades K-3 Common Core Standards for Mathematics (CCSM) related to number and operation.

*Activities that support students in enacting the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.

*Tools for professional learning and student-centered problem solving for Response to Intervention.

*Evidence-based instructional strategies for accelerated learning, especially for developing quantitative reasoning, robust automaticity, foundations for fluency, and efficient mental strategies.

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I learned of this work in a breakout session of at the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics Conference in Boston.

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Danielson Group » The Framework

Danielson Group » The Framework | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The Framework for Teaching is a research-based set of components of instruction, aligned to the INTASC standards, and grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. 

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This framework is organized around four domains of teaching responsibility: 1) planning and preparations, 2) classroom environment, 3) instruction, and 4) professional responsibility.

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Math Studio Talk Video Library | EngageNY

Math Studio Talk Video Library | EngageNY | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Math coach Nick Timpone takes us from Common Core standards in kindergarten through Grade 5 and demonstrates hands-on ideas, games, activities and models that teachers can take back to their classrooms or parents can use as a tool as they help their children with their homework.

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These 10-20 minute videos are a great resource for a teachers' own professional learning of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and best practices for instruction. These videos are available for Grades K-12, and are categorized by domain.

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Net Texts | The App for Replacing or Supplementing Textbooks

Net Texts | The App for Replacing or Supplementing Textbooks | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Net Texts was founded in 2011 with a mission to improve education for both teachers and students. Mike Messner, along with business partner Paul Shiverick, believed the current education system called for some much needed innovation and looked to replace expensive, printed textbooks with engaging, easy to use tablets. The idea was to develop an iPad app and a content-rich Website that organizes and delivers the wealth of Open Educational Resources available on the Internet.

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Numberphile - Videos about Numbers and Stuff

Numberphile - Videos about Numbers and Stuff | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Short videos about numbers, maths and all sorts of other numbery stuff. We'll make you love numbers!
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VERY math geeky stuff here. Enjoy!

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graphite | The best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula rated for learning

graphite | The best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula rated for learning | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Graphite - Teacher Reviewed Apps, Games, & Websites Discover apps, games, and websites that will help your students learn. Graphite, from Common Sense Media, features ratings & reviews by teachers for teachers.
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This site is dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology, and offers reviews and ratings, top picks, common core explorer, lesson flows, teacher center, boards, and a blog.

Thanks, Chris, for sharing this site!

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PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators : PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators : PBS LearningMedia | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Are You Using Digital Media and Technology in Your Classroom?
Apply now to the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program! 30 of the top applicants will receive one year of free professional development, a Samsung Galaxy® tablet, and a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Philadelphia, PA to attend the 2015 ISTE Conference and the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Summit.

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Subscribe to ICCS Newsletter

Subscribe to ICCS Newsletter | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

CCSSO Implementing the Common Core Standards Newsletter
Audience: States, Educators, Teacher Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

This newsletter is free and sent to teachers, district leaders, state leaders and policy leaders across the country every two weeks. This newsletter features Common Core news, webinars, new tools and resources, and spotlights on high quality implementation.  Sign up for free here.

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Council of the Great City Schools

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Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Standards / Parent Roadmaps- Mathematics

 

The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps in mathematics provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide  three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.


 

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Home Page : nrich.maths.org

Home Page : nrich.maths.org | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
The Nrich Maths Project Cambridge,England. Mathematics resources for children,parents and teachers to enrich learning. Problems,children's solutions,interactivities,games,articles,news.
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NRICH promotes the learning of mathematics through problem solving. They provide engaging problems with support for teachers in the classroom. NRICH believes that: problems solving tasks can provoke mathematical thinking, that students can learn by exploring, noticing and discussing (which can lead to conjecturing, explaining, generalising, convincing and proof), that the students' role is to focus on the mathematics while the teacher focuses on the learners, and that the teacher should aim to do for students only what they cannot yet do for themselves.

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CCSSO Mathematics Resources

CCSSO Mathematics Resources | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

This site hosts a list of resources related to the Common Core State Standards in Math (CCSSM). The list is separated by specific topic areas that state education leaders have identified as important. This is not a comprehensive list, but a list of resources that can assist with Common Core implementation. 

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Resources are listed under the following categories: Understandin teh Standards: Content and Practices, Communicating the Common Core in Mathematics, Implementing Quality Instruction, and Assessment.

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Steve Leinwand

Steve Leinwand | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

"The fact that, for the first time, the U.S. has what is essentially a national curriculum, equivalent in quality to what is found in the highest scoring countries in the world, means that the focus of leadership can finally shift from arguing about what math to teach, to how best to teach the agreed upon content to all students."

 -Steve Leinwand
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Steve's sight has tabs for his bio, videos, presentations, pulbications, blog, and contact information. Steve is also an author of several mathematics textbooks and has written numerous articles. His books, Sensible Mathematics: A Guide for School Leaders and Accessible Mathematics: 10 Instructional Shifts That Raise Student Achievement were published by Heinemann in 2012 and 2009 respectively.

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