Sep
2
2014

Math Teaching Practice 1

[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

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 […]

Aug
7
2014

Principles to Actions: An Introduction

This week I had the great honor to present at the 2014 Oklahoma CareerTech Conference for STEM Education held at OSU-Tulsa. I was asked by Sara Wright, my esteemed counterpart at Career Tech, to present on my favorite free calculator, Desmos, and on the new landmark publication from NCTM, “Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematics Success for […]

Aug
4
2014

Secondary Math Progression Guide

This Progression Guide is for 6th-8th grade, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. It is the result of a lot of hard work by the wonderful folks who attended the OSDE’s OKMath Summer Convening. If you are just looking for the Secondary Math PASS objectives, check them out here. Please keep in mind this guide […]

Aug
4
2014

Verizon Innovative App Challenge

The goal of the Challenge is to increase student interest and knowledge in STEM subjects and mobile technology through an engaging and empowering learning experience. Click here to sign up to receive information on the 2014-2015 App Challenge 2014 – 2015 App Challenge Flyer DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is an exciting, […]

Jul
30
2014

Oklahoma Math Teacher Bloggers To Check Out

Want to start reading and stealing ideas from middle school and high school math teachers here in the state of Oklahoma?  You’ve come to the right place!  Here at OKMathTeachers.com, we are working on creating a comprehensive guide to teaching blogs written by Oklahoma math teachers.  We posted a question on our #OKMath Facebook group […]

Jul
29
2014

Standards Companion Guides ~ Elementary

Apple by Stephen JB Thomas from The Noun Project

Oklahoma’s Summer Consortium is a time set aside in the summer for educators to come together, brainstorm for and create resources they would use in their classrooms and then share those with the rest of the state. This year, with HB3399, the educators decided we needed a starter document to refresh our minds about PASS […]

Jul
29
2014

Connecting With Other Math Teachers

Do you ever feel isolated as a math teacher?  Are you in need of new ideas for your math classroom?  Perhaps you are the only math teacher in your department or the only teacher with a certain prep.  Do you need help finding resources for teaching a certain topic?  Do you wonder how you might […]

Jul
21
2014

2009 Math PASS Objectives

Standards Curriculum Assessment in Oklahoma

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 […]

Jul
14
2014

OKMath EdCamp at Vision 2020

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 […]