Math Ed SaidDecember 2: People were sharing concerns related to a Politico story about Betsy DeVos, who is slated to be the U.S.'s next Secretary of Education.
Shared by: Ethan Weker, Chris Stapel, Avery Pickford, Siri Anderson, Elizabeth Statmore, Jose Vilson, Karen King
|December 2016 GMD Webinars|
Shared by: Chris Shore, Julia Finneyfrock, Julie Reulbach, Nicole Bridge, Global Math
December 4: Remember, TWiME isn't the only summary of the week's happenings in mathematics education. You can also check out the Ontario math links, such as this well-shared post from last week.
Shared by: MathDDSB, Nita Cochran, Marissa W, Jon Orr, Mary Bourassa, John Gibson, Kyle Pearce, Matthew Oldridge, David Petro
December 5: Most of us couldn't attend CMC North, but Dan Meyer posted the "#CMCMath Opening Keynote Address, 'Practice Problems'," that he did with Shira Helft, Juana de Anda, and Fawn Nguyen.
Shared by: Siri Anderson, Ilona Vashchyshyn, Dan Meyer, Jeremiah Ruesch, CMC - CA MathCouncil, Bridget Dunbar, Mike Flynn, Tyler Anderson, Fawn Nguyen, Suzanne Alejandre, Michael Pershan, Elham Kazemi, Heather Johnson, Tracy Johnston Zager
December 6: Tuesday was Global Math night, so pepole shared the link to that night's talk, "Clothesline Math: The Master Number Sense Maker" by Andrew Stadel and Chris Shore.
Shared by: Casey McCormick, Andrew Stadel, Christopher Danielson, Shauna Hedgepeth, Judy Larsen, Denis Sheeran, Pam Wilson, Global Math, Tracy Johnston Zager, Lisa Bejarano, Jill Gough, Jessica Bogie, Karen McPherson, Alison Hansel, Deborah Boden
December 7: Ben Orlin is back for more Math With Bad Drawings, this time with "Viral Math News Stories."
Shared by: Denise Gaskins, David Butler, Ilona Vashchyshyn, Ben Orlin, Dan Bach, Kathy Henderson, Shauna Hedgepeth, Keith Devlin
December 8: As you can see from the long list of names below, Graham Fletcher's Making Sense Series of progressions videos has garnered a well-deserved following. In his latest installment, Graham describes "The Progression of Fractions."
Shared by: Mark Chubb, Melinda Knapp, Dan Allen, Kat Hendry, Laura Wagenman, Christina Tondevald, Chris Kalmbach, Rhonda, Jon Orr, Christina Sherman, Tyler Anderson, Jenni Clausen, Rosa Serratore, Math Coach Rivera, Michael Pershan, Martin Joyce, Jedidiah Butler, Nerissa Gerodias, Dave Lanovaz, Daniel Luevanos, Helen J Williams, Jennifer Lawler, MathDDSB, Simon Gregg, Donna Boucher, Janice Novakowski, Rebecca Price, John Golden, Tracy Johnston Zager, Graham Fletcher
Around the Math Ed Web#TCMchat comes on Wednesday, December 14th. The focus will be the article "Relational Thinking: What's the Difference?" by Ian Whitacre, Robert C. Schoen, Zachary Champagne, and Andrea Goddard.
Last week's GMD talk was mentioned above, and this week's is "Favorite Tech Tools" with Julia Finneyfrock, Julie Reulbach, and Shauna Hedgepeth.
The Mathematics Leadership Programs at Mount Holyoke College has arranged for an online course starting in January 2017 that brings together many well-known math ed people from Twitter. Titled "Effective Practices for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (K-12)," the course features 10 sessions with 10 instructors: Kaneka Turner, Graham Fletcher, Elham Kazemi, Zak Champagne, Kristen Gray, Dan Meyer, Tracy Zager, Mike Flynn, Fawn Nguyen, and Andrew Stadel.
TNTP is taking nominations and applications for their Fishman Prize. The prize honors 100 inspiring public school teachers each year for their ability to create challenging and engaging classrooms for all of their students. Four winners receive $25,000 and six finalists receive $1,000.
Research NotesThe March 2017 issue of The Journal of Mathematical Behavior includes:
- Teacher attention to number choice in problem posing by Tonia Land, Drake University
- Integer comparisons across the grades: Students' justifications and ways of reasoning by Ian Whitacre, Florida State University; Beti Azuz, San Diego State University; Lisa L.C. Lamb, San Diego State University; Jessica Pierson Bishop, Texas State University; Bonnie P. Schappelle, San Diego State University; and Randolph A. Philipp, San Diego State University
- Thinking in Patterns to Solve Multiplication, Division, and Fraction Problems in Second Grade by Patricia Stokes, Barnard College
- Incorporating the Use of Writing-to-Learn Strategy in Grade 10 Mathematics Lessons: The Students' Perspectives by Zuhairina Suhaimi, Sayyidina Ali Secondary School; Masitah Shahrill, Universiti Brunei Darussalam; Khairul Amilin Tengah, Universiti Brunei Darussalam; and Nor'Arifahwati Haji Abbas, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
- Teaching the History of Tracking Time with Technology by Margaret Fitz, Miami University
- Creativity and Insight in Problem Solving by Laura Golnabi, Teachers College, Columbia University
- Some Thoughts on Doctoral Preparation in Mathematics Education by Robert Reys, University of Missouri
Math Ed in the NewsOh, Canada, you're getting a lot of attention in the math ed news! The recently released PISA results are fueling a lot of nation-sized self-reflection this week.
- Knowledgehook raises $1.25 million to empower math teachers with technology (BetaKit)
- Sask. government responds to province's low math education ranking (News Talk 650 CKOM)
- Canada has one of the best education systems in the world, so why can't we stop debating discovery math? (National Post)
- Education minister moves to boost Alberta students' math grades (CBC News)
- Mass. shines on global test, but math scores slip (The Boston Globe)
- What America Can Learn About Smart Schools in Other Countries (The New York Times)
Math Ed in Colorado
Online Standards Review System Extended Until Feb. 17As CDE continues to develop its plan to guide the upcoming standards review and revision process, the department is actively seeking feedback on the Colorado Academic Standards from all interested parties. In November, CDE launched an online standards review system which enables all Coloradoans to provide specific feedback on each and every expectation within all 10 content areas of the Colorado Academic Standards. To provide sufficient time for meaningful feedback, the department has extended the timeline to provide feedback to Friday, February 17, 2017.
The results of the feedback received through the online system will inform the department's planning for the upcoming review and revision of the standards, required by Senate Bill 08-212, known as Colorado's Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K). The law requires a review and revision of the Colorado Academic Standards on or before July 1, 2018 and every six years thereafter.
In early 2017, CDE will provide comprehensive information about the timeline and phases of the standards review and revision process as well as information about how to become involved.
The online standards feedback system can be found at http://www.cde.state.co.us/standardsandinstruction/casreview.