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Category Archives: Who Knows?
What’s geo-dotting? I have no clue but that’s what I’m calling this lesson. We started by asking, “What do you notice?” Our favorites: Looks like Pac-man I see dots and they make a “Y” Looks like someone went crazy with … Continue reading
I’ve recently spent a lot of time visiting 3rd grade classrooms as they begin to dive into division. Here’s what I encountered on one of my first visits which was a crippler for everyone involved. Saw this today & was crushed. For … Continue reading
I only took one video last week while I attended Twitter Math Camp (#TMC15). Before you read on…draw your best circle and continue. In case you didn’t know, Alex Overwijk is the freehand circle drawing champion of the world. I attended Alex’s session on … Continue reading
I use this space to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly. Unfortunately with all the great things happening in Georgia (mathematically speaking), we’ve taken a massive step backwards. A recent column by our State Superintendent pretty much sums up the … Continue reading
If you listen carefully you will hear them. They sit motionless in every classroom, on top of desks, waiting to tell a story. Without the story they are nothing. What’s most difficult is that you can’t speak for them because the … Continue reading
I’m continuously reminding myself that I need to be a “wise consumer” of math resources. Whenever I’m asked to review a resource, I reach for the Standards of Mathematical Practices. The SMPs are like Kryptonite and will break down even … Continue reading
Last week I was reminded why I love being a teacher. I’m currently throwing down a PL gauntlet in my district for all our elementary and middle school teachers. For each grade level I’ve focused on 1 or 2 of the big … Continue reading
I received an email from a principal in my district last Tuesday: Please send me info on why teachers should be careful about teaching kids to pull out keywords from word problems as a key way to define what operation to … Continue reading
Here’s a letter I sent to over 100 of my closest friends. I just wanted to make sure I included YOU…because I know you care! Good Morning Dear Friends and Math Leaders, As many of you are aware the Revised Mathematics … Continue reading