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Transition to Common Core - Worthwhile Math Tasks

Transition to Common Core - Worthwhile Math Tasks | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
 This site includes the following sections: Relevant Research and Readings (Deepening our Common Knowledge),Designing Worthwhile Mathematical Tasks (Guiding Task Development),Standards for Implementation (Guiding our Work with Students and Informing Data Collection),Tools for Reflection (Discussions for Improvement and Lessons Learned), and Sharing our Work.





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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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National Center on Intensive Intervention

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Illustration of Standards-Relevant Instruction Across Levels of a Tiered System |

These documents are intended to illustrate how college and career ready standards can be addressed across levels of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) in reading and mathematics. They provide examples of how to apply standards relevant instruction across core instruction, secondary intervention, intensive intervention and for to support students with significant cognitive challenges. 

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The samples on this site are not intended to be used as an intervention, but rather to provide support in the development and customizing of lessons to meet student needs.

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Linking Research and Practice - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Linking Research and Practice - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Over the past several years, NCTM has increased its effort to link research and practice in mathematics education. As part of that effort, NCTM’s Research Committee created the Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award to recognize work that integrates research and practice and is disseminated to practitioner audiences. 
 
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Jonathan N. Thomas and Pamela D. Tabor were presented the 2013-2014 Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award for their article "Developing Quantitative Mental Imagery" published in Teaching Children Mathematics, October 2012. The article offers teachers tools for understanding progression through stages and in helping students “see math with their ‘mind’s eye’ via construction of quantitative mental imagery.’”

 

Article available to NCTM members at http://www.nctm.org/Publications/teaching-children-mathematics/2012/Vol19/Issue3/Developing-Quantitative-Mental-Imagery/

 

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FREE – Federal Registry for Educational Excellence

FREE – Federal Registry for Educational Excellence | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes it easier to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations. 

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The math section alone has 114 resources for you to explore. These resources have not been vetted by the USDOE, so you will need to discern whether they align with CCSS and best practices for mathematics.

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The Growth Mindset Newsletter - Issue #33, May 2015

The Growth Mindset Newsletter - Issue #33, May 2015 | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The growth mindset, the understanding of intelligence and abilities as qualities we can develop, has been shown over and over to have powerful ramifications on student motivation and learning, and school success. When teachers and students focus on improvement rather than on whether they're smart, kids learn a lot more.

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This month's newsletter includes articles around growth mindset and standardized testing, talking with students about testing, and more.

Sign up for the monthly newsletter at 

www.mindsetworks.com/signup/mailing-list.aspx

 

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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

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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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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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Elementary School « Math Mistakes

Elementary School « Math Mistakes | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

This site is about compiling, analyzing and discussing the mathematical errors that students make. The site is edited by Michael Pershan, a middle school and high school math teacher from NYC.

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Michael's latest post for elementary school educators, 
"Recursive and Relational Thinking and the Feedback each Deserves" focuses on visual pattern problems.

 
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NCSM - Welcome

NCSM - Welcome | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

This paper summarizes the work of the Visioning Committee to date, incorporates input from representatives of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and initiates the planning process intended to optimize mathematics education in the digital learning era.
These pages include NCSM developed materials and resources, work undertaken in collaboration with other organizations, and participating in conferences and other initiatives that promote shared understanding of the CCSS.

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Mathematics Education in the Digital Age (Spring 2015)

http://www.mathedleadership.org/docs/resources/positionpapers/NCSMWhitePaper1.pdf

 

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TeachingWorks

TeachingWorks | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

At TeachingWorks, our goal is to raise the quality of beginning teaching. Nearly 2 million new teachers will be needed in the next decade; preparing them to a new standard can change teaching and its impact.To achieve this, our core strategy has two components: Create and implement new licensure assessments to establish a professional threshold for entry to the classroom based on specific high-leverage instructional practices AND Partner with teacher preparation programs across the sprawling enterprise to develop common approaches to professional training focused on these high-leverage instructional practices.

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This site is the home of Deborah L. Ball’s TeachingWorks, where you will find publications and presentations, news/events, research, training, and “the work of teaching”. Ball’s research focuses on math instruction, interventions designed to improve its quality and effectiveness, and teacher education, especially for those new to the profession.

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Yummy Math

Yummy Math | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Yummy Math was created to provide teachers with an easy way to bring real-life into their math classrooms. It is YM's 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 "Donuts in Three Acts" task, complete with activity guide, solutions, and tips.  The task addresses many CCSS depending on the solution method!

http://www.yummymath.com/2015/how-many-donuts-is-that/

 

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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

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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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