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VCTM Math in Vermont

VCTM Math in Vermont | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Welcome to the NEW Vermont Council of Teachers of Math eNewsletter!  We are proud to offer this newsletter to all math teachers in Vermont as a way of creating a better math community.  

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http://www.mathinvermont.blogspot.com/

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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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Edutopia

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What We Do

We pursue our mission through three primary sets of activities:

identifying, describing, and promoting effective models and innovations in K-12 education by producing video and other digital media;funding and developing research to identify and evaluate rigorous practices for learners, educators and schools; anddeveloping advanced software, technology and material for educational purposes.

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Deeper Learning Video Series (Deeper Learning)

Deeper Learning Video Series (Deeper Learning) | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Discover the be benefits of engaging students in Deeper Learning. Teaching Channel and the Hewlett Foundation have prepared videos and documents to help you make Deeper Learning part of your curriculum.
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Don't miss a special introduction by educator and author Tony Wagner. And look for expert commentary by Carol Dweck, Kathleen Cushman, and Milton Chen. They share why this movement is fundamentally changing outcomes in education.

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Illustrative Mathematics

Illustrative Mathematics | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

Illustrative Mathematics provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards.

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TASK TALKS

To join the conversation, please RSVP and join us on adobe connect Join teachers, mathematicians, and mathematics education experts from across the country talking about mathematics instruction. We would love to hear your perspective!

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Common-Core Math Textbooks to Get Online Ratings

Common-Core Math Textbooks to Get Online Ratings | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
A new organization billing itself as a "Consumer Reports for school materials" will soon begin posting online reviews of major textbooks and curricula that purport to align with the common-core standards.
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I know William Schmidt the co-director of the education policy center at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, has analyzed several dozen K-8 instructional series, but am not familiar with this new group: EdReports.org.  Does anyone have any insights to share?

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welcome to the mathtwitterblogosphere

welcome to the mathtwitterblogosphere | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

"We're real teachers, in the trenches, with a common passion for what we do. We don't work for companies. We're not consultants. We just do what we do, and now we do it with each other. And over time, we have become friends and not just colleagues. We want to be friends with you too."

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Learn why you should blog, tweet, and read! I learned of this resource from Ashli Black, Virtual Learning Guru @ Ilustrative Mathematics.

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The Ongoing Assessment Project

The Ongoing Assessment Project | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

OGAP has developed a rich bank of assessment items, detailed learning progression frameworks, and professional development materials for three major strands of grades 3-8 mathematics content: multiplicative reasoning, fractions, and proportions. These mathematics topics represent almost 80% of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) at respective grade levels. OGAP works most effectively where teachers have time to examine student work together in professional learning communities or grade level meetings, and have a support structure of coaches or teacher leaders to provide ongoing support.

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The Benjamin Banneker Association

The Benjamin Banneker Association | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to mathematics education advocacy, establishing a presence for leadership, and professional development to support teachers in leveling the playing field for mathematics learning of the highest quality for African-American students.

 
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Math Tasks to Talk About

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

Ralph Connelly is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Education at Brock University in Ontario, where he taught elementary math methods courses for 30+ years. He is active in both NCTM, where he’s served on several committees, currently the Editorial Panel ofTCM, and NCSM, where he’s served two terms as Canadian Director as well as on numerous committees. 

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The plan for the TCM blog is for a series of guest bloggers to continue adding to this rich collection as they share and discuss their favorite tasks, so Ralph will be stepping aside and make room for the next person. Enjoy the four tasks that Ralph has shared, and check back soon for tasks from the newest blogger!

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The University of Arizona - Institute for Mathematics & Education

The University of Arizona - Institute for Mathematics & Education | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. These documents were spliced together and then sliced into grade level standards. From that point on the work focused on refining and revising the grade level standards. The early drafts of the progressions documents no longer correspond to the current state of the standards.

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The Math Forum @ Drexel University

The Math Forum @ Drexel University | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The Math Forum is the comprehensive resource for math education on the Internet. Some features include a K-12 math expert help service, an extensive database of math sites, online resources for teaching and learning math, plus much more.

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ASCD Educore - Channels - About Math Tools

ASCD Educore - Channels - About Math Tools | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
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These resources provide an overview of the history and adoption of the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. Learn about the relationship between mathematics and the Common Core State Standards, including how the standards affect classroom instruction.

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Browse Materials | OER Commons

Browse Materials | OER Commons | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

We are a dynamic digital content hub offering a suite of OER supports. From roadmaps to training to tools, we'll get the right OER to your students.

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YouCubed - Join the Revolution

YouCubed - Join the Revolution | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The new movement to revolutionize math teaching and learning. YouCubed is a nonprofit providing free and affordable K-12 mathematics resources and professional development for educators and parents. Our ideas and materials are developed by leading international researchers and educators who draw from research and experience to deliver exciting and innovative ideas to mathematics education.

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The Mathematics of Hope: Moving from Performance to Learning in Mathematics Classrooms, by Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University and Co-founder of Youcubed.

 

http://youcubed.org/teachers/2014/the-mathematics-of-hope/#more-251

 

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Constructive Classroom Conversations: Mastering Language for College and Career Readiness (Elementary) | Stanford Online

Constructive Classroom Conversations: Mastering Language for College and Career Readiness (Elementary) | Stanford Online | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

This course consists of four sessions with three weeks between each session in order to provide extra time for application and reflection. The learning in this course relies heavily on participant contributions and comments, especially in the team collaboration setting. The sessions and assignments are designed for participants who teach or have access to classrooms in which they can gather samples of students’ conversation during lessons. Finally, we include resources and tasks for instructional coaches and others who support teachers and build school-wide capacity.

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Vermont Math Leadership Council

Vermont Math Leadership Council | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The purpose of the Vermont Math Leadership Council shall be to stimulate an active interest in educational leadership in Vermont specific to the area of mathematics, to establish and support a network focused on the interchange of ideas and professional development opportunities in the teaching of mathematics and teacher leadership, to promote the improvement of mathematics education and to facilitate cooperation among mathematics organizations at the local, state, and national level.

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We now offer notification email when there are new posts on the blog!


To become a member or to get more information about our meetings and discussions go to http://www.vermontmathleadership.org/

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America Achieves: Welcome

America Achieves: Welcome | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations designed to ensure all students achieve college and career readiness. Forty-six states have adopted and are implementing the Common Core.

 

The videos on this site exemplify the key shifts that Common Core brings to classroom pedagogy. For more information on the shifts please see the Description of the Common Core Shifts. Or, listen to the teachers featured on the site in the ELA shifts video and Math shifts video and in What Does it Mean?.

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Coaches Build Better Teaching Teams | Education Development Center, Inc.

Coaches Build Better Teaching Teams | Education Development Center, Inc. | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Experienced mathematics teachers are trained to provide onsite expertise and help other teachers build their skills and improve their teaching techniques.
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Global Math Department

Global Math Department | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
We are math teachers who share what we've learned, cause we don't want our classes to suck the energy from students. Professional development among friends, not just colleagues. Fun! Immediately useful! Interesting!
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I learned of this group of educators while at a CCSSO meeting last week on Math research and practice.

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WIDA: CAN DO Descriptors by grade level cluster; download for PreK-K, Grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12

WIDA: CAN DO Descriptors by grade level cluster; download for PreK-K, Grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12 | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
The WIDA CAN DO Descriptors are used by ESL teachers in coaching general education teachers about differentiated instruction for English language learners.
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Where do you see CAN DO Descriptors as a part of your mathematics instruction?

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TODOS: Mathematics for ALL

TODOS: Mathematics for ALL | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

The mission of TODOS: Mathematics for ALL is to advocate for equity and high quality mathematics education for all students-in particular, Latina/o students.

 

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For a joint statement on Equity see "NCTM Equity Affiliates Coalition on CCSS"

http://www.todos-math.org/assets/documents/ccss%20joint%20statement%20072312.pdf

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Standards for Mathematical Practice: Commentary and Elaborations for K–5

This pdf is available at the following link:

http://commoncoretools.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Elaborations.pdf

 

This document provides two different ways of adapting the language of the practice standards to the K–5 setting. It is in draft form. 

- Illustrative Mathematics,12 February 2014.

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STEM Education Coalition |

STEM Education Coalition | | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
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Members of the STEM Coalition believe that our nation must improve the way our students learn science, mathematics, technology and engineering and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.

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Testing Talk

Testing Talk | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it
Talking About This Year's Common Core Tests

This site provides a space for you to share your observations of the new breed of standardized tests. What works? What doesn’t? Whether your district is piloting PARCC, Smarter Balanced, or its own test, we want to pass the microphone to you, the people closest to the students being tested. The world needs to hear your stories, insights, and suggestions. Our goal is collective accountability and responsiveness through a national, online conversation.


So find your state, click in, and share your observations. Please keep your comments constructive and specific. We hope you’ll sign your name – but anonymous is okay, too. Encourage everyone to contribute. Return often to hear what others across the nation are saying. Your voice matters!

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For those of you who attended the VMLC meeting in October, you will remember our keynote speaker, Steven Leinwand.  Steve is on the steering committee for this project, as well as some other big names in mathematics.

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Getting Students to Mastery: Mathematical Practices for Deep Understanding

Getting Students to Mastery: Mathematical Practices for Deep Understanding | Resources for Elementary Mathematics | Scoop.it

A steady dose of formative assessment is the key to getting students comfortable with the mathematical practices the Common Core standards require.


Via Mel Riddile
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