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Good opinion-editorial piece. I think it does deemphasize conceptual understanding problem-solving and may over-emphasize practice, but overall this is a good article. I like the analogy of doing math in playing a musical instrument.
Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations Book released by NCTM in April 2018. See the page on this site.
Here are the websites by students in Math 304 in the spring 2018 semester. Mia Calderone: https://macalderone.wordpress.com/ Jerry Morales: https://soccer4life8295.wixsite.com/jerrym Jordan Hughes: jhughes44.wordpress.com/ Logan Brown: https://mrbrownhomepage.wordpress.com/
on GeoGebra https://www.geogebra.org/m/sZFwAZfs
Note for teacher education students at W.I.U. The TEP Handbook has been updated. There are numerous links still existing to the old handbook. You might use the link to the TEP Handbook at http://www.wiu.edu/coehs/cpep/ As of 2-28-18 the TEP Handbook … Continue reading
The math content test (presently “115”) is changing to “208” on 5/14/18. See http://www.il.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Tests.html
While listening to Annie Forest’s vlog at http://showyourthinkingmath.blogspot.com/2017/04/small-changes-that-make-big-impact.html my life kinda flashed before my eyes! As further background, Mrs. Forest is highlighting an excellent article, titled, “Never Say Anything a Kid Can Say!” Author: Reinhart, Steven C.; Source: Mathematics Teaching in the Middle … Continue reading
Here is a spreadsheet (shared Google Sheet) with some Desmos files on sheet 1 Desmos Classroom Activities on sheet 2 http://bit.ly/OlsenDesmosTable
Welcome Math 304 students! This webpage is one of two main webpages we use for Math 304. The other two are WesternOnline and Math 304 Resources Page. We use this webpage for announcements and links to teaching resources. I look … Continue reading
This is a good paper describing the use and characteristics of rich problems. http://math.sfsu.edu/hsu/papers/HsuKyshResek-RichProblems.pdf (The teaching method here is Teaching With Tasks.) Has 3 examples of rich problems First is rich and fairly basic and doable. Second is excellent. #differenceofsquares … Continue reading