Math Ed SaidSeptember 16: With a new look to his blog, Dan Meyer gives us "The Desmos Guide to Building Great (Digital) Math Activities."
Shared by: Jennifer Blinzler, Kit G, Danielle Reycer, Alex Jaffurs, Patty Stephens, Jessica Faurote, Megan Balong, Cathy Yenca, Megan Heine
September 17: The California Math Council is dedicating the year to issues related to equity and social justice in mathematics, and has gathered resources here.
Shared by: Cathy Carroll, CMC - CA MathCouncil, Rosa Serratore, Christina Moore, Jeremiah Ruesch
September 18: There was a #MTMSchat around Victor Mateas's article, "Debunking Myths about the Standards for Mathematical Practice" in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.
Shared by: Matt Larson, NCTM, Jamie Duncan, Jeremiah Ruesch, Siri Anderson, Lorraine Males
September 19: NPR reported on some reasearch that found "When Blind People Do Algebra, The Brain's Visual Areas Light Up."
Shared by: Francis Su, Steve Phelps, David Hallowell, Egan J Chernoff, Joshua Bowman
September 20: Desmos.com introduced its Classroom Conversation Toolset, a set of controls that gives the teacher the ability to control the pace of students moving through Desmos activities and pause to allow for coming together and conversation. A lot of people liked this.
Shared by: Desmos.com, Dan Meyer, Derek Oldfield, Jennifer Lawler, Jennifer Wilson, John Golden, Eli Luberoff, Shelby Aaberg, Matt Owen, Megan Heine, Dan Anderson, Bob Lochel, Jon Orr, Christopher Danielson, Patrick Honner, Michael Fenton, Bridget Dunbar, Audrey McLaren, Robert Cop, Cathy Yenca, Jennifer Blinzler, Karl Fisch, Alex Overwijk, Jon Orr, Chris Hunter, Avery Pickford
September 21: With his fingerprints on another popular post this week, Dan Meyer addresses "Teaching for Tricks or Sensemaking" in the context of justifying why 4^0=1.
Shared by: Dan Meyer, Nancy Terry, Greg George, Heather Sugrue, Cathy Yenca, Ed Campos Jr, Bethany Mager, Jennifer Blinzler, Brett Parker, Shauhna Feitlin
September 22: Andrew Stadel gave us "Zombie Apocalypse," an activity on Desmos.
Shared by: Nathan Kraft, Desmos.com, Kathy Henderson, Andrew Stadel, Siri Anderson, Shauna Hedgepeth, Jim Pardun
Around the Math Ed WebNext week NCTM kicks off it's first #MTchat, which rounds out the lineup of article-based chats along with #TCMchat and #MTMSchat. These chats may not have the impact and scope of a conference, but this gives members have a way of interacting with each other and their professional organization on a much more regular basis.
Our 1st #MTchat is getting closer. Read the topic article & join the chat on 9/28 https://t.co/Qx5GWMapHr #MathChat pic.twitter.com/htBqixne67— NCTM - MT (@MT_at_NCTM) September 23, 2016
If it's Tuesday night, it's Global Math night. Last week was "Getting Students Talking... Open Questions in the Math Classroom" with Mishaal Surti and next week is "3 Reasons Kids Don’t Know Facts and How to Help."
On the conference front, both the Phoenix and Philadelphia NCTM Regional Conferences are approaching, as is the new Innov8 Conference. NCTM is also asking for proposals for next year's regionals, due December 1st.
Research NotesA new ZDM is out for October 2016, this time with the theme "Mathematical working spaces in schooling."
- Mathematical Working Spaces in schooling: an introduction by Alain Kuzniak, Université Paris Diderot; Denis Tanguay, Université du Québec à Montréal; and Iliada Elia, University of Cyprus
- Mathematical working space and paradigms as an analysis tool for the teaching and learning of analysis by Elizabeth Montoya Delgadillo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso; and Laurent Vivier, Université Paris Diderot & Université de Montpellier
- Erratum to: Mathematical working space and paradigms as an analysis tool for the teaching and learning of analysis by Elizabeth Montoya Delgadillo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso; and Laurent Vivier, Université Paris Diderot & Université de Montpellier
- How can histograms be useful for introducing continuous probability distributions? by Charlotte Derouet, Université Paris Diderot; and Bernard Parzysz, Université d’Orléans
- An arithmetic-algebraic work space for the promotion of arithmetic and algebraic thinking: triangular numbers by Fernando Hitt, Mireille Saboya, and Carlos Cortés Zavala, Université du Québec à Montréal and Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo
- Connected functional working spaces: a framework for the teaching and learning of functions at upper secondary level by Tran Kiem Minh, Hue University; and Jean-Baptiste Lagrange, University Paris Diderot and University of Reims
- Facilitating the genesis of functional working spaces in guided explorations by Vicente Carrión Miranda, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional; François Pluvinage, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional; and Robert Adjiage, IREM Strasbourg
- Problem solving and the use of digital technologies within the Mathematical Working Space framework by Manuel Santos-Trigo, Cinvestav-IPN; Luis Moreno-Armella, Cinvestav-IPN; and Matías Camacho-Machín, University of la Laguna
- The concept of proof in the light of mathematical work by Philippe R. Richard, Université de Montréal; Antonio Miguel Oller Marcén, Universidad de Zaragoza; and Vicente Meavilla Seguí, Universidad de Zaragoza
- Understanding the development of mathematical work in the context of the classroom by Alain Kuzniak, Université Paris Diderot; Assia Nechache, Université Paris Diderot; and J. P. Drouhard, Universidad de Buenos Aires
- The semiotic and conceptual genesis of angle by Denis Tanguay and Fabienne Venant, UQAM
- Students' mathematical work on absolute value: focusing on conceptions, errors and obstacles by Iliada Elia, University of Cyprus; Serkan Özel, Boğaziçi University; Athanasios Gagatsis, University of Cyprus; Areti Panaoura, Areti Panaoura; and Zeynep Ebrar Yetkiner Özel, Fatih University
- Zig-zagging in geometrical reasoning in technological collaborative environments: a Mathematical Working Space-framed study concerning cognition and affect by Inés Mª. Gómez-Chacón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Isabel Mª. Romero Albaladejo, Universidad de Almería; and Mª. del Mar García López, Universidad de Almería
- The epistemic, the cognitive, the human: a commentary on the mathematical working space approach by Luis Radford, Université Laurentienne
- Mathematical working spaces through networking lens by Michèle Artigue, Université Paris Diderot
Math Ed in the News
- Boeing gives $6 million to boost tech skills of Washington students (The Seattle Times)
- Education Department proposes major changes to state's ELA, math standards (The Buffalo News)
- Ottawa's French school boards already follow Ontario's new math plan (Ottawa Citizen)
- Minneapolis math teachers trade calculators for smartphone app (Star Tribune)
- USC Rossier gets gift aimed at boosting effectiveness of K-5 math instruction (USC News)
- New math curriculum personalizes education (WTHITV.com)
Math Ed in Colorado
|José Franco of WestEd co-led a teacher presession at|
the 2016 CCTM Annual Conference
Math on the "Planes"As far as I know, there are still spots available, so register now!
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!
MSP GrantsIf interested in applying for a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant, 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.
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 and started with Unit 2 on Saturday, September 10, but I think it's fine if you jump in late. 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.