Math Ed SaidSeptember 9: Folks were sharing this Teaching Channel interview with Kristen Gray about her being a new PAEMST awardee.
Shared by: TCM - NCTM, Lisa Bejarano, Joe Schwartz, Heather Johnson
|David Wees at the 2014|
NCTM Annual Meeting
Shared by: Brian Bushart, Christina Sherman, Matthew Oldridge, Jennifer Lawler, Carmel Schettino, Jennifer Wilson, Ryan R Ruff, Bridget Dunbar
September 11: Despite efforts to the contrary, Ilona Vashchyshyn got called out by a student for being too dismissive of his contribution to class. She reflects about it (and how she'll repair the damage) in "How to sabotage your classroom culture in 5 seconds."
Shared by: Ilona Vashchyshyn, Taylor Belcher, Melinda Knapp, David Butler, Annie Perkins
September 12: Zack Hill has been writing about mathematical discourse over on the Teaching Children Mathematics blog, and in his fourth post, "Putting it All Together", he affirms his commitment to a principle of professionalism by posting a video of his teaching and a request for feedback.
Shared by: TCM - NCTM, NCTM, Rusty Anderson, Matt Larson, Greg George, Richelle Marynowski
September 13: Robert Kaplinsky gives us "Two Ways To Integrate Problem-Based Learning In A Unit (And Another To Avoid)." It's a well-illustrated post that seeks balance between teaching procedure, concepts, and applications.
Shared by: Robert Kaplinsky, Chris Kalmbach, Nat Banting, Bridget Dunbar, Christie Madancy, Kim Webb, Laura Wagenman, Brett Parker, Andrew Gael, Ilona Vashchyshyn
September 14: People were buzzing about the press release from Open Up Resources announcing their launch of a CC-BY licensed middle school math curriculum built upon Illustrative Mathematics tasks. They plan to have it ready for the 2017-2018 school year.
Shared by: Kate Nowak, Bridget Dunbar, Erik Johnson, Diana Suddreth, Nik Doran, Jen Silverman, John Berray, Vanessa Cerrahoglu, Illustrative Maths, Kristin Gray, Laura Wagenman, Bowen Kerins, Jennifer Wilson, David Smith
September 15: Dan Meyer posted "The Desmos Guide to Building Great (Digital) Math Activities," and he says it's good for paper-based activities, too.
Shared by: Dan Meyer, Nancy Terry, Heather Johnson, Jon Orr, Tracy Johnston Zager, Julia Finneyfrock, Dan Anderson, Emily Freeman, Imtiaz Damji, Andrew Stadel, Bowman Dickson, Brian Bushart
Around the Math Ed WebThere was a #TCMChat this week around Kim Morrow Leong's article "Evidence-Centered Assessment" in the latest Teaching Children's Mathematics. If you missed it, you can look back through the chat here.
Next week the Global Math Department will feature Mishaal Surti for his presentation, "Getting Students Talking...Open Questions in the Math Classroom."
Elections are now open for NCTM's second vice president and three regional directors.
The Friday Institute at NC State is offering two free online learning opportunities for teachers. Teaching Mathematics with Technology (promo video) and Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations (promo video). The courses will launch September 26th and are now open for registration.
Research NotesIn the October 2016 issue of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, you'll find:
- Deepening research on the mathematics teacher by Olive Chapman, University of Calgary
- A school-based professional development programme for teachers of mathematical modelling in Singapore by Liang Soon Tan and Keng Cheng Ang, Nanyang Technological University
- Decentering: A construct to analyze and explain teacher actions as they relate to student thinking by Dawn Teuscher, Brigham Young University; Kevin C. Moore, University of Georgia; and Marilyn P. Carlson, Arizona State University
- Video-stimulated recall as a catalyst for teacher professional learning by Vince Geiger, Australian Catholic University; Tracey Muir, University of Tasmania; and Janeen Lamb, Australian Catholic University
- What they notice in video: a study of prospective secondary mathematics teachers learning to teach by Sarah A. Roller, Michigan State University
- Pre-Service Teachers' Concept Images on Fractal Dimension by Fatih Karakus, Afyon Kocatepe University
- A Comparative Study of Students Attitudes towards Mathematics in Two Different School Systems by Mark Prendergast, University of Dublin; and Zhang Hongning, Beijing University of Technology
- Primary Mathematics Teacher Education Encountering Difficult Terrain: A Personal Perspective by Stephen Norton, Griffith University
- Pre-Service Elementary Teachers' Proof and Counterexample Conceptions by Zulfiye Zeybek, Gaziosmanpasa University
- Different Modes of Communicating Geometric Shapes, through a Game, in Kindergarten by Chrysanthi Skoumpourdi, University of the Aegean
- Remembering Zoltan Dienes, a Maverick of Mathematics Teaching and Learning: Applying the Variability Principles to Teach Algebra by Serigne M. Gningue, City University of New York
Math Ed in the News
- Teaching parents to talk math with their kids (The Boston Globe)
- LPS math, science scores steady; elementary school reading improves (Lincoln Journal Star)
- Final AzMERIT results released; math, reading up slightly (The Arizona Republic)
- Miss Texas Winner Teaching Math in Texas Public Schools (The Baylor Lariat)
- New math, new materials at Twin Falls schools (Times-News)
Math Ed in Colorado
CCTM ConferenceAre you registered for the 2016 CCTM Conference? It's next week! Join hundreds of other Colorado educators at the Denver Mart on Thursday and Friday (September 22-23) as we celebrate and explore the conference theme, Building a Community of Math Excellence. Register NOW!
|Come to the 2016 CCTM Conference!|
Math on the "Planes"Registration is now open and spots are limited!
Boaler Book StudyCassie Harrelson of Aurora Public Schools will be facilitating an online book study on COPilot with Jo Boaler's book Mathematical Mindsets. Participants will need to purchase the book and register online ($45 for CEA members, $145 for non-members). The book study begins October 2nd and will last for 5 weeks. Let Cassie know if you have any questions!
Revised eligibility list for the Mathematics and Science Partnership programThe Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) request for proposal (RFP) that was posted last week has been revised to include additional eligible schools and districts, which were inadvertently eliminated from the original RFP. The new eligibility list and RFP will be posted as soon as possible on the MSP webpage. If interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please submit a letter of intent via SurveyMonkey by Oct. 5. Applications will be due Monday, Nov. 14. For additional information and to access the application, please visit the MSP webpage.
PAEMST Awardees Recognized by Colorado's State Board of EducationOn Wednesday, September 14, Colorado's four recent PAEMST awardees (two math, two science) were honored during a meeting of the Colorado State Board of Education.
|2014-2015 PAEMST Awardees (L to R): Lisa Bejarano, Carrie Jordan, Dawn Bauer, & Jessica Noffsinger|