Math in the time of Common Core
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Fewer Than 40 Percent of Seniors Are Prepared for College, NAEP Analysis Finds

Fewer Than 40 Percent of Seniors Are Prepared for College, NAEP Analysis Finds | Math in the time of Common Core | Scoop.it
Based on a new analysis from the NAEP governing board, only 39 percent of 12th graders are ready for entry-level college courses in math and 38 percent in reading.
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Why we are changing what is expected...

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What's So Funny About a Number Sentence?

What's So Funny About a Number Sentence? | Math in the time of Common Core | Scoop.it
The common core does require some nontraditional teaching methods in math—but using number sentences and having students show their work are not among them.
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Here is some help in responding to some of the CCSS-Math myths that are floating around on social media sites

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Smarter Balanced Assessments | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Smarter Balanced Assessments | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium | Math in the time of Common Core | Scoop.it
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Bottom of this page has the links to the new item specifications.

 

There have been substantial changes in the 3-5 grade band in particular.

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5 Ways Math Can Improve Your Life

5 Ways Math Can Improve Your Life | Math in the time of Common Core | Scoop.it
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Another view about how math fits into our lives

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About EDUC115N

About EDUC115N | Math in the time of Common Core | Scoop.it
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This on-line course offered through Stanford University (now at a fee of $125. - no longer free) and Professor Jo Boaler is well worth the time. The focus is on the growth mindset and student ability, combined with practical application of the research on high quality mathematics teaching.  I am working on being able to offer clock hours through ESD 105.  

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Mathematics Gives You Wings

October 23, 2010 - Professor Margot Gerritsen illustrates how mathematics and computer modeling influence the design of modern airplanes, yachts, trucks and ...
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Ten Resources To Support a Deeper Understanding of the Common Core State Standards

Ten Resources To Support a Deeper Understanding of the Common Core State Standards | Math in the time of Common Core | Scoop.it
 
In 2014, the Common Core State Standards are being attacked by politicians, parents, business leaders, civic organizations, and religious groups. If you are running for office, take a jab at the…
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Help from ASCD to counter the negativity around Common Core.

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Field Test | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Field Test | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium | Math in the time of Common Core | Scoop.it
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links and info about the upcoming field test

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Bigger Gains for Students Who Don’t Get Help Solving Problems

Bigger Gains for Students Who Don’t Get Help Solving Problems | Math in the time of Common Core | Scoop.it
Allowing learners to struggle will actually help them learn better, according to research on “productive failure” conducted by Manu Kapur, a researcher at the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.
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Research to support what we believe about the importance of constructing your own learning.   Something else to consider is the implicit message we give students when we "rescue" them - that we do not believe they are capable of thinking and reasoning to a successful result, that they have no chance of success on their own.

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Math education critical to success

Math education critical to success | Math in the time of Common Core | Scoop.it
CHICAGO – As a high-school algebra teacher, the most common question I got from students was ...
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Summarizes some insights from the book "The Smartest Kids in the World" by author Amanda Ripley.

Addresses math as not just math but a far greater part of life.

Might help formulate your thoughts the next time you get asked "When am I ever going to use this?"

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Illustrative Mathematics

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Illustrative Math has revised their website and made searching for tasks easier.  Also continue to add tasks, so if you looked last week and didn't find a task for the standard - that does not mean it is not there now...

Well worth exploring the changes.

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Real World Math - Using Google Earth in the Math Curriculum

Real World Math - Using Google Earth in the Math Curriculum | Math in the time of Common Core | Scoop.it

Do you "want to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text?" This site uses Google Earth as a "dynamic tool that will be used to accomplish this. Google Earth provides startling clear satellite views of the globe in an interactive 3D environment. Beyond the visual, users can add placemarks, annotations, photos, and models, as well as measure distances and draw paths."
Check out this site for "lesson ideas, examples, and downloads for mathematics that embrace active learning, constructivism, and project-based learning while remaining true to the standards. The initial focus will be for grades 5 and up, but teachers of younger students may be able to find some uses or inspiration from the site. Higher level thinking skills, such as analysis, synthesis, and creativity are encouraged as well as technology skills and social learning. The core of this site is mathematics, but many lessons lend themselves to interdisciplinary activities also."


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