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Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later. (And by the way your son, too.)
Good opinioneditorial piece. I think it does deemphasize conceptual understanding problemsolving and may overemphasize practice, but overall this is a good article. I like the analogy of doing math in playing a musical instrument.
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Using Rich Problems for Differentiated Instruction
This is a good paper describing the use and characteristics of rich problems. http://math.sfsu.edu/hsu/papers/HsuKyshResekRichProblems.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
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Check out openmiddle.com
I like https://t.co/CnV6LGaZgB Example: https://t.co/NISNnmCYgo #Math #ProblemSolving https://t.co/tncHYXv8ao — Jim Olsen (@DrOlsen314) April 27, 2016 It does appear to be somewhat CCSSMbased.
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Quadrant D Learning
The Rigor/Relevance Framework. See the SlideShare at http://www.slideshare.net/NancyW1354/bumpituptoquadrantdsocialstudies See also https://appyadventuresandteaching.wordpress.com/category/billdaggett/ (Click graphic)
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I want math to be realistic and meaningful
realistic: I take this from Flickr from CUBoulder and Freudenthal Institute US hosted the Fifth Realistic Mathematics Education conference, or RME5, in September of 2015. https://www.flickr.com/photos/downclimb/sets/72157656469778994/ Realistic: imaginable, realizable, not just “realworld” Meaningful: significant, relevant, important, consequential, telling, material, valid, … 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