Apr
20
2014

Oklahoma Math 2014 Assessment Update

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During this time of year, teachers are working their hardest to summarize three-quarters of a year worth of learning to ensure students are ready for the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test (OCCT) for grades 3-8 and the End of Instruction (EOI) tests for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. This process can be fun and exciting […]

Apr
4
2014

Three Practices in the Secondary Math Classroom

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Today’s article is written by Kim Bonifield of Tulsa Technology Center I would like to share three practices that I use to transform and enhance student learning and retention of material in my Pre-Calculus classroom. 1. Blended Learning/ Flipping the Classroom This year, I decided to join the other teachers in my school and flip […]

Mar
31
2014

Calculator Policy Memo

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Last Wednesday, March 19, I sent out the Calculator Policy Memo to provide some clarity on the many rules that are floating around regarding calculator use for this year’s test, this year’s “Item Tryout,” and next year’s test. Give it a read here: While this memo is quite helpful, there have been a few changes […]

Mar
28
2014

Math Practices from CCSS

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Today’s article was written by Johni Edsel of Tulsa Technology Center As a math teacher, I’m always looking for ways to make my lessons make “sense” to my students.  Sometimes it’s hard to determine if my students understand what they are actually doing.  Yes, they can “plug and chug”.  Yes, they can manipulate an equation […]

Mar
13
2014

A Justificatoin for Digital Mathematics Portfolios

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Today’s article was written by Ryan Burkett of Pioneer Technology Center. What does mathematical understanding look like? Reams of paper stuffed with calculations and correct answers could be an indicator that a student understands the mathematical elements involved in problem solving.  However, with the move toward Common Core State Standards, mathematics students must develop an […]

Mar
7
2014

#7 Misconceptions and Item Specs

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March 7 , 2014: Levi Patrick gives a brief overview of the goings on at the Oklahoma State Department of Education. topics discussed include the REAC3H Regional Summit in Norman, the missed regional meeting in Broken Bow, how you can easily access some of the OKMath Presentations on Prezi.com by searching “OKMath”, and the Item Specification […]

Mar
7
2014

Let’s Celebrate Pi Day!!!!

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Article written by Tiesa Maltby of Gage Public Schools                                Pi Day is a wonderful opportunity for students to study that great irrational number π while having a fun time.  This year, Pi Day happens to fall on the last day of school before spring break.  Two reasons to celebrate in one day!  […]

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