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The Stereotypes About Math That Hold Americans Back

The Stereotypes About Math That Hold Americans Back | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.
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Common Core State Standards Initiative

Common Core State Standards Initiative | Resources for Early Education and 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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To learn more about the standards in Vermont go to http://education.vermont.gov/common-core.

 

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Illuminations

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Welcome to Bright Ideas, the e-newsletter of Illuminations. Once a month, this newsletter provides resources, information and new ideas to interested teachers.

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This site allows for searching by NCTM Standards and Common Core Math Standards and offers lesson plans, mobile gmaes, interactives, and brain teasers for PreK-12.

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Standards-Relevant Instruction & Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) or Response to Intervention | National Center on Intensive Intervention

Standards-Relevant Instruction & Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) or Response to Intervention | National Center on Intensive Intervention | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

"Are you working with students that are struggling with place-value concepts? View the newly released sample math lesson and activities focused on place-value concepts."

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I would be interested in hearing what those of you in the field think of this new lesson plan for Place Value, and the others offered on this site.

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TeachingWorks

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TeachingWorks is dedicated to improving teachers’ preparation and to creating a professional threshold for entry to teaching. Nearly two million new teachers will be needed in the next decade; preparing them to a new standard can lift teaching and strengthen its impact. Making skillful beginning teaching an expectation for all students is a commitment to equity and a lever for justice in education. - See more at: http://www.teachingworks.org/about#sthash.cjtQRBua.dpuf

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This site offers some interesting support that is content-neutral researched support for high-leverage practices and high-leverage content.

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Yummy Math

Yummy Math | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

"We've created Yummy Math to provide teachers with an easy way to bring real-life into their math classrooms. It is our belief that when math is explored in contexts that are familiar and of interest to students, students will be more engaged to do math, reason, think critically, question and communicate.  Our activities are written to correspond with the NCTM Process Standards and the CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice."

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Check out the Genres tab: Holidays and Annual Events, Math and Food, Math and Science, Math and Social Studies, Movies and Entertainment, Math and Art, and Sports!

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TeacherCast Podcasting Tips and Tricks for Educators

TeacherCast Podcasting Tips and Tricks for Educators | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

"Join host Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) and the world’s finest educators and educational technology creators as we discuss the latest in educational tech and pedagogy. Our goal is to help you find and use the right educational technology for your classroom."

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This site features tabs for the following topics: media, blogs, TeacherCast University, Feedback on the podcast, and TeacherCast Live.

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An Interview With Author Steve Leinwand: Part 1 - Heinemann

An Interview With Author Steve Leinwand: Part 1 - Heinemann | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
“I think the most serious missing piece in all the math I observe is that it stops at an answer.” —Steve Leinwand
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Check out Part 2 of Steve' s interview to learn about his list of best online math resources. http://bit.ly/1GQRiHt

 

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Teaching the Core

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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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Joining is free, and watching teachers in action, especially when viewed with colleagues, can be a valuable means for improving one's own instruction.  Video can be searched for my subject or grade levels.

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Growing Math Minds - Confs. at a Glance - Vermontmath.org

Growing Math Minds - Confs. at a Glance - Vermontmath.org | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Vermont Council of Teachers of Math: Building a math educators community by facilitating conversation, sharing resources to engage student learning throughout the state, and strengthening connections with state and national organizations.

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Join us for a day of conversations, presentations, idea sharing, and resource gathering with keynote speaker Dr. Michael Shaughnessy, NCTM Past Presidet 2010-2012.

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Encouraging Students to Persist Through Challenges-Teaching Channel

Encouraging Students to Persist Through Challenges-Teaching Channel | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Encourage students to persist through challenges to build a growth mindset. In this video we discuss tips and strategies you can use to help students persevere through learning challenges.
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This video is offered in partnership with PERTS. It focuses on CCSSM 2.NBT.B.7, plus MP1 and 3. It's worth 6 minutes of your time, and offers some Questions to Consider for your own reflection, or in a collaborative group.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Mission-The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research. 

Vision-The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the global leader and foremost authority in mathematics education, ensuring that all students have access to the highest quality mathematics teaching and learning. We envision a world where everyone is enthused about mathematics, sees the value and beauty of mathematics, and is empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords. 
          (Approved by the NCTM Board of Directors, October 20, 2012)


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Membership in this organization provides support  to mathemtics educators through classroom resources, publication, standards & positions, research & advocacy, conference & professional development, and grants & awards.

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IMPS | Implementing the Mathematical Practice Standards

IMPS | Implementing the Mathematical Practice Standards | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Each Illustration of the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) consists of a mathematics task; a student dialogue based on that task; information about grade level, standards, and the context for the dialogue; teacher reflection questions; a mathematical overview; and optional student materials. While the primary use of Illustrations is for teacher learning about the SMP, some components are designed for classroom use with students. Go to “Browse Illustrations” to find Illustrations for particular SMP

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Check out the Spotlight On...Mathematical Practice 1-Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.  "Choosing Samples" includes the task and student dialogue, targeted starndards, teacher reflection questions, a mathematical overview, and student materials!

Although the standards in this task are for 6th and 7th grade students, elementary teachers are learn from the design of the task and its accompanying materials to make tasks for younger students.

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Coding in the Common Core

Coding in the Common Core | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Learn about coding resources that meet the CCSS math and ELA requirements, and discover seven habits to help you teach what might be an unfamiliar content area.
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This related article from edutopia offers 7 coding apps for kids, some of which are free!

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/7-apps-teaching-children-coding-anna-adam

 

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Mindset Works®: Mindset Maker

Mindset Works®: Mindset Maker | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

"MindsetMaker™ is a suite of resources developed to provide teachers and administrators with the growth mindset knowledge and tools to help them support their students’ learning and success.  The core training is comprised of five online modules that include assessments, videos, discussion protocols, tools and activities that help staff teams and individual teachers implement mindset practice."

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Check out this online professional development opportunity from the creators of Mindset Works EducatorKit  re-branded as MindsetMaker.

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National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics - Welcome

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics - Welcome | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
We Are NCSM. We ...

Act with a commitment to equity
Design quality learning events
Develop position statements
Honor outstanding leaders 
Influence math education policy
Network with math ed. leaders
Facilitate effective leadership 
Publish newsletters and journals
Recognize outstanding students
Share resources and research
Support student success
Work for equity, access, and success for all students

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Have you seen the free preview of the grade one "Thirsty Values"; a great modeling task in three acts?

http://www.mathedleadership.org/resources/threeacts/thirstyvalues.html

If you are an NCSM member, the grades K and 2 tasks are also available!

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Academia.edu - Share research

Academia.edu - Share research | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Academia.edu is a place to share and follow research.
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One of my favorite, and most prolific researchers for early education mathematics is Doug Clements from the University of Denver, College of Education.  His latest paper to view is: Teaching Math in the Primary Grades. 

 

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National Center on Intensive Intervention

National Center on Intensive Intervention | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

This collection of sample lesson's and activities are intended to assist special education teachers, interventionists, and others working with students with intensive mathematics needs. The materials include considerations for instruction, sample activities, and companion materials necessary to complete the activities. The mathematics materials are aligned with college- and career-ready standards and cover a range of skill areas. The materials are not intended to be used as an intervention, but can provide support for developing and customizing lessons to meet student needs. 

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In addition to the Mathematics page, this site offers Resources, Tools Charts, Implementation Support, and Instructional Support.

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Tools for Teaching and Learning - The Charles A. Dana Center

Tools for Teaching and Learning - The Charles A. Dana Center | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
We collaborate with practitioners and other experts from around the nation to develop consistent, coherent tools that are easy to use and that are, especially when deployed in combination, robust and powerful. Our mathematics tools, for example, help teachers and students learn not only the content crucial to continued learning, but the mathematical habits of …
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This site also offers curriculum framework samples; a request I often hear when working with educators http://ccsstoolbox.com/.

 

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Home . peg + cat | PBS KIDS

Home . peg + cat | PBS KIDS | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Play PEG + CAT games, watch videos, and download printable activities! PEG + CAT follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures, solve problems together, and learn foundational math concepts and skills.
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The taget audience for this series is three-to-five year olds, and it is so rich in content! While at the NCTM Regional Conference in Atlantic City, NJ, last week. I met the creators and math content specialist: Billy Aronson, Jen Oxley, and Skip Fennel...what a team!

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Where The Wild Fractions Are: The Power Of A Bedtime (Math) Story : NPR Ed : NPR

Where The Wild Fractions Are: The Power Of A Bedtime (Math) Story : NPR Ed : NPR | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.
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Check out http://bedtimemath.org/. "Our mission is to help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life."

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Math Talks - NT 1-4

Math Talks - NT 1-4 | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Hello there. My name is Fawn Nguyen, I teach at a public middle school in southern California. The voices behind these number talks and pattern talks are from my 6th and 8th graders during the 2013-2014 school year.

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Look under the Teachers tab for resources on how to faciliatate a math talk in YOUR classroom!

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Course Blueprints from Illustrative Mathematics - thinking about next year already

Course Blueprints from Illustrative Mathematics - thinking about next year already | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Providing instructional and assessment tasks, lesson plans, and other resources for teachers, assessment writers, and curriculum developers since 2011.

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The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) - Resources

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) - Resources | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The Council of Chief State School Officers makes a variety of resources available. These include publications and digital resources such as external websites.

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Among the resources available at this site is a new pdf publication, "Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching," that will have particular interest to Vermont educators and their work with implementing Act 77.

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Mathematics Archives - edWeb.TV

Mathematics Archives - edWeb.TV | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Discover innovative ideas, the most effective practices, and ways to integrate technology into teaching and learning.

Search over 600 edWebinars on-demand.View on any device – your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.Take our CE quiz at the end of the webinar and earn a personalized CE certificate.These edWebinars are aligned to National Professional Development Standards.Learn about the PD requirements for your state.
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View with a discerning eye and share your impressions of which webinars were valuable and which were not, so this community of learners can benefit from your experience.

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Achieve the Core ALIGNED Materials

Achieve the Core ALIGNED Materials | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Achieve the Core’s ALIGNED, is a publication dedicated to the conversation about Common Core aligned instructional materials. As teachers integrate the changes required by the Common Core into their classroom practice, they need high quality instructional materials that support their work.The reality is that most textbooks in today’s classrooms are not aligned to the Common Core and many people are seeking guidance on how to identify better options and get them into the hands of students and teachers. 

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The intention of this blog is to foster discussion, and share OER materials, new tools and resources, and trends in the field that inform the way we think about alignment of instructional materials.

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Math Common Core Coalition

Math Common Core Coalition | Resources for Early Education and Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The Mathematics Common Core Coalition works to provide expertise and advice on issues related to the effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards for School Mathematics (CCSSM). 

 

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NCTM and  The Hunt Institute have produced a series of eight videos to improve understanding of the mathematics that students need to succeed in college, life, and careers.  The videos series addresses the importance of developing a solid foundation for algebra, as well as laying the groundwork for calculus and other postsecondary mathematics coursework. 

 
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