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13 Rules that Expire

Great article from Teaching Children Mathematics,Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 18:  13 Rules that Expire …avoid using these… Overgeneralizing commonly accepted strategies, using imprecise vocabulary, and relying on tips and tricks that do not promote conceptual mathematical understanding can lead … Continue reading

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Great Reference Sheets (Math)

EEWeb has a very good Math Help page with numerous Quick Reference Sheets Algebra – Properties Geometry – Shapes and Solids Trigonometry – Definition (has unit circle) Trigonometry – Laws and Identities Calculus – Derivatives and Limits Calculus – Integrals … Continue reading

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Spotting Numbers and Visual Patterns

Here a two great websites that provide lots of great pattern problems. Spotting Numbers Visual Patterns These patterns can be used with elementary students (if you just ask number questions) through advanced algebra (if you include questions about functions). Mathematics … Continue reading

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CCSSM and PARCC: Finding the Quality Mathematics (there’s plenty)

This posting provides links to various for this presentation made at the Annual ISMAA Meeting in Dekalb, IL on 3/27/2015. My abstract is here. Background CCSSM is here.  PARCC page is here. My Common Core Math Standards: Information, Links, and … Continue reading

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Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Mathematics Education Research

Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Mathematics Education Research NCTM statement http://www.nctm.org/Publications/journal-for-research-in-mathematics-education/2015/Vol46/Issue2/Grand-Challenges-and-Opportunities-in-Mathematics-Education-Research/

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Minute with Maxwell – Teach

John Maxwell’s minute with Maxwell is on the word Teach. In a couple minutes he hits the nail on the head. http://johnmaxwellteam.com/teach-2?i=lLLW

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5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn

5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn   5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn

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The Myth of Learning Styles

great information The Myth Of Learning Styles Another good article: https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/557687/?__twitter_impression=true

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It’s time for us to realize….when it comes to assessment

It’s time for us to realize that (1) assessment (of student learning) is harder than one might think (harder than we thought) and (2) increasing our #assessment efforts may not improve student learning. It’s time we use assessment strategically.

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On Symmetries of an Icosahedron

  http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/six.html http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/week79.html http://www.ams.org/notices/199509/kostant.pdf http://www.ams.org/notices/199509/index.html symmetries of the cube: https://www.math.lsu.edu/~verrill/teaching/discrete2020/Spring2005/cubesolution.pdf http://www.ams.org/samplings/feature-column/fcarc-cubes7

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