Category Archives: mathematical reasoning

Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later. (And by the way your son, too.)

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.

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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/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

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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 CCSSM-based.

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Quadrant D Learning

The Rigor/Relevance Framework. See the SlideShare at http://www.slideshare.net/NancyW1354/bump-it-up-to-quadrant-d-social-studies See also https://appyadventuresandteaching.wordpress.com/category/bill-daggett/ (Click graphic)

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I want math to be realistic and meaningful

realistic: I take this from Flickr from CU-Boulder 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 “real-world” 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

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