Jan
28
2015

Gliding Through Science on Math Wings

Paper Airplane by Jennifer Cozzette from the Noun Project 2

Elementary teachers teach it all. Even if you are departmentalized, you work extremely close to your partner teacher and plan integrated lessons. Why not? Science and Math naturally go hand-in-hand. Science is the place in the students’ “now” where they can use the math they are learning. This definitely┬átranslates into me having to learn more […]

Jan
28
2015

Figure Me Out

Apple by Stephen JB Thomas from The Noun Project

I have a new obsession…. have you met Thinglink? You can make images interactive…the possibilities are blowing my mind! Below is a picture of a bulletin board in Mrs. Winthers class. I uploaded the photo onto the website and clicked on the picture, much like tagging a picture in Facebook, and I typed in more […]

Jan
27
2015

OKMath 2014 Survey Responses

Survey Analysis

Here’s how I like to explain it… I had this crazy idea to send out an enormous survey and somehow there were over 100 crazy math teachers in Oklahoma who actually filled it out! Like Jeff Lay, Anthony Purcell, and so many others, I fell in love with NCTM’s Principles to Actions (link) almost immediately. […]

Jan
20
2015

Making Math Centers Work For You

Apple by Stephen JB Thomas from The Noun Project

Edmond Public School’s Elementary Math Content Specialist Robbyn Glinsmann has spent this year supporting her teachers with implementing math centers. She graciously agreed to share her trainings and ideas with us and then took us into classrooms to show the very different styles the teachers adapted to their classes. Math centers, like any other strategy, […]

Dec
16
2014

Coordinate Grid Word Wall

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Is this not the coolest math word wall idea? Mr. Allen is a fourth grade teacher at Lee Elementary in Oklahoma City. He has his word wall set up as a coordinate grid. When he refers to a word on the word wall, he uses its location, as an ordered pair, to help the students […]

Nov
13
2014

PASS Plus Resources ~ Elementary

Apple by Stephen JB Thomas from The Noun Project

The long awaited resources… … well long if you were in one of the first sessions. Not so much if yours was this week! The tour is almost over. It is bittersweet to know we are wrapping up the PASS Plus Academies. It has been an amazing journey meeting educators around the state. You are […]

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