Oct
16
2014

Oklahoma Teacher Created Math Tasks

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We are currently doing workshops for Math and ELA across the state. One of the goals for my 3rd – 5th Grade Math session is that teachers work together to create Math Tasks that Promote Real Problem Solving and Reasoning. Once the workshops are over in November, I will focus on getting them all in […]

Sep
17
2014

Vertical Alignment Teacher Created Guides for Elementary

Apple by Stephen JB Thomas from The Noun Project

This is another composition of the resources teachers created this summer. Where the companion guides are centered around one grade level, the focus of these is the vertical alignment. *If you downloaded any of the companion guides or vertical alignment pdfs for 5th grade before 10/3/2014, you will have a mistake on standard 1.3. It […]

Sep
11
2014

Meaningful Math Connections Through Literature

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“Connect math to real world experiences.” We hear that all the time. All we have to do is think about the most memorable moments in our own learning to realize it was the ideas excited us that got our attention, but it was the concepts and lesson that made sense in our own world, to […]

Sep
2
2014

Math Teaching Practice 1

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[If you haven't had a chance to get to know the Eight Mathematics Teaching Practices, start with an introduction here.] One of the things I really started wrapping my head around while I was writing math lessons at the K20 Center was the power of the narrative. As a teacher, I did not really convey […]

Aug
20
2014

Connected to STEM

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Collaboration and Connection There are always great things that come out of collaboration with other teachers. This one idea of a Facebook page started last year blossomed into still one space for general news and questions, but now has all these seedling groups sprouting. Teachers who wanted to focus more on Elementary asked for and […]

Aug
8
2014

Math Task PDOyP

Apple by Stephen JB Thomas from The Noun Project

When we did our initial launch of PD On Your Plan (PDOyP…all the cool kids are are pronouncing without the Y)  for Elementary Math with the awesome Drab to Fab team, we told you it was the first of a 4 part series. We are now very happy to say that the first THREE parts are […]