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Fostering Geometric Thinking Home

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Fostering Geometric Thinking in the Middle Grades (FGT) was a four-year project that developed a research-based professional development curriculum focused on geometric thinking, which serves teachers in grades 5 through 10. The work included materials development, professional development design, and research on geometric thinking and on the effectiveness of the resulting professional development materials. These professional development materials, along with a book based on the work in the project, are now available through Heinemann. See “How to Access FGT Materials” to learn more.

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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | Math | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 2014 10:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 28, 2014 1:00 AM
Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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Open Curriculum Releases Massive Math Library for Teachers

Open Curriculum Releases Massive Math Library for Teachers | Math | Scoop.it
In an attempt to become the online leader in the mathematics arena, Open Curriculum has released a huge library with resources for teachers.

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welcome to the mathtwitterblogosphere

welcome to the mathtwitterblogosphere | Math | 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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Tracy B. Watterson's curator insight, June 30, 2014 1:31 PM

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