You might have heard that Oklahoma is no longer moving toward Common Core. The passage of House Bill 3399 and the subsequent decision by the Oklahoma State Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the bill effectively returns the state of Oklahoma to the Priority Academic State Standards (PASS). While the entire bill is worth […]
What is perseverance? The first of the Mathematics Practices from the Common Core State Standards placed this buzzword front and center in our consideration. As it turns out, it is quite easy to agree that perseverance is essential in students’ approach to mathematics. The harder question is how do we teach it. The National Research […]
It’s nearly here! Vision 2020 starts tomorrow and it is going to be spectacular. We are trying something new this year by hosting an un-conference within a conference. I’ve been practicing my “inception” skills so you may have recently dreamt about this. If that’s the case, you may already know what is coming next. Here’s […]
So glad you’re coming to Vision 2020! It’s going to be a great conference this year! If you haven’t already, be sure to register here. (It is completely free!) Supposing you’re registered, you might also consider downloading the Vision 2020 Conference App, which is your best way to find out about great sessions you might […]
Launching the first Elementary PD on Your Plan! This is the first of a four part series on math tasks. Moriah Widener and DeAnne Finley did an awesome job! Forgive the editing goofs, we will get better as we go!
In April, we had a conversation on Facebook around a picture of drawn stick figures using their arms to show what graphs would look like. I asked Cory if he could create figures and this is what he came up with! They are awesome. Now, knowing I have not done this stuff since college (we […]
NCTM’s Principles to Actions is a small book that packs a powerful punch in the world of teaching Mathematics. Thursday evenings starting June 19th, NCTM will host a twitter discussion on just a few pages. This is a chance for educators across the nation to collaborate and brainstorm together. Everyone knows my obsession with the 8 […]