Math Ed SaidSeptember 2: Keeping its momentum from last week, Tracy Johnston Zager's post "How Not To Start Math Class in the Fall" was again most-shared.
Shared by: Joe Schwartz, Matthew Oldridge, Amie Albrecht, Ilona Vashchyshyn, Geoff Krall, Judy Keeney, Jennifer Lawler
September 3: In a post from war-torn Canada (math wars, that is), Paul Wells's op-ed in the Toronto Star says "No, teaching math the 'old-fashioned way' won't work."
Shared by: Mike Maki, Earl Samuelson, Ilona Vashchyshyn, Laura Wheeler, Matthew Oldridge, Egan J Chernoff, Melinda Lula, Robert Cop, Matthew Oldridge, Tyler Anderson, Richelle Marynowski, Taylor Belcher, Andy Martinson, Nat Banting, DeAnn Huinker, Susan Wilson, Jocelyn Dagenais, Keith Devlin, Gregory Taylor, Tracy Johnston Zager, Kit G, Jennifer Lawler
September 4: Christopher Danielson has been writing at a companion site for his new book, Which One Doesn't Belong?
Shared by: Tracy Johnston Zager, Karen King, Kassia Wedekind, David Coffey, Matthew Oldridge, Kit G, Christopher Danielson, Alison Hansel, Janice Novakowski
September 5: With the U.S. elections about two months away, I'm sure this won't be the last presidential campaign-related post we'll see popularly shared amongst the math teachers in my list. Paul Krugman wrote, "Hillary Clinton Gets Gored."
Shared by: Karen King, Keith Devlin, Wendy Menard, Mark Dittmer, Paul Morris, Paul Morris, Audrey McLaren, Eddi Vulić
September 6: As often happens on Tuesdays, people are sharing about that night's talk in the Global Math Department. This week it was "Cultivating Mathematical Reasoning" with Marian Small.
Shared by: Matthew Oldridge, Glenn Waddell, Jr., Global Math, Jill Gough, Megan Hayes-Golding, Alison Hansel, Deborah Boden, Carl Oliver, Andrew Gael, Jonathan Klupp
September 7: Desmos has a scientific calculator. That is all.
Shared by: Christopher Danielson, David Petersen, Gregory Taylor, Nik Doran, Kent Haines, David Sabol, Audrey McLaren, John Golden, David Coffey, Sarah Carter, John Carter, Ann Gaffney, Chris Mueller
September 8: Amy Hogan writes about "Statistics Education & Social Justice" in her latest post, in which she talks about collecting ideas for including social justice into statistics courses. If you have something to contribute, she links to a Google Doc from her post.
Shared by: Amy Hogan, Steve Phelps, Megan Schmidt, Shauna Hedgepeth, Kay Endriss, Brian R Lawler, Anna Blinstein, Glenn Waddell, Jr.
Around the Math Ed WebOn the 13th the Global Math Department will talk about "How Definitions of Math & Equity Relate to Who Excels in Our Classes."
I'm sure I'm missing things — if you think I am, let me know what else I can include!
Research NotesThe September 2016 issue of the Mathematics Education Research Journal is out:
|Daniel Reinholz, presenting at the 2015 RME conference|
- Exploring prospective secondary mathematics teachers' interpretation of student thinking through analysing students' work in modelling by Makbule Gozde Didis, Gaziosmanpasa University; Ayhan Kursat Erbas, Middle East Technical University; Bulent Cetinkaya, Middle East Technical University; Erdinc Cakiroglu, Middle East Technical University; and Cengiz Alacaci, Istanbul Medeniyet University
- Reasoning about variables in 11 to 18 year olds: informal, schooled and formal expression in learning about functions by Michal Ayalon, Weizmann Institute of Science; Anne Watson, University of Oxford; and Steve Lerman, London South Bank University
- Investigating kindergarteners' number sense and self-regulation scores in relation to their mathematics and Turkish scores in middle school by Asiye İvrendi, Pamukkale University
- Snapshots of mathematics teacher noticing during task design by Ban Heng Choy, Nanyang Technological University
- Developing mathematical practices through reflection cycles by Daniel L. Reinholz, San Diego State University
- Using genre pedagogy to promote student proficiency in the language required for interpreting line graphs by Jantien Smit, Arthur Bakker, Dolly van Eerde, and Maggie Kuijpers, Utrecht University
- Exploring Issues of Implementation, Equity, and Student Achievement With Educational Software in the DC Public Schools by June Ahn, New York University; Austin Beck, University of Maryland; John Rice, District of Columbia Public Schools; and Michelle Foster, District of Columbia Public Schools
Math Ed in the News
- Black Superheroes Promote Science, Math Education (News One)
- Marsico Institute Introducing Boston Pre-K Students to Math (Morgridge College of Education)
- Broomfield elementary schools coordinate accelerated math class (Boulder Daily Camera)
Math Ed in Colorado
- The 2016 CCTM Conference is now less than two weeks away! Register now!
- Registration opens for Math on the "Planes" on September 15!
Professional Learning OpportunitiesDo you have English learners in your class? Do you want to know more about how to help them access mathematical content? Rebekah Ottenbreit of CDE is offering "Teaching Math to English Learners" on October 18 in Grand Junction. The all-day workshop will offer tools and strategies for making math more accessible to English learners through teaching the Colorado English Proficiency (CELP) standards. You can register for the workshop on the CDE website.
Colorado School of Mines will offer weekly Saturday training sessions focused on Computer Science Principles. They are following the Code.org curriculum starting with Unit 2 on Saturday, September 10. You are welcome to attend any of the units/lessons that you think might be valuable, whether you are using Code.org or not. Details can be found at the C-START website under the CS Principles link.