If I EVER figure out how to make this blog do what I want, there will be fireworks — and possibly champagne. I have a special interest in elementary school mathematics, partly because when I was an elementary school student, my own math skills were pathetic. Maybe it takes failure to find success… I have no idea, but I do “get” mathematics now.
As I work on the curriculum and find interesting ways to teach all things mathematical, I’ll post them here.
- Here’s a great resource for all things mathematic: Mathwire. Looking for ways to reteach or differentiate? This is a great site!
- Summer Read: Math For All, Differentiating Instruction.
- If you haven’t been on NCTM’s website lately, there’s a new section labeled Dynamic Paper. Create nets, pattern blocks, graphs…. the possibilities are endless.
- Thanks to NCTM, math standards have been around for a long time. The Common Core has been the impetus for many states to revise and revamp their own state standards. EngageNY was my go-to site for Grade 3 and 4 materials when I needed them.
- After I attended a Daily Five training, I began to think about using this management model in mathematics as well. The Sisters (Gail and Joan) had the same thought and have some great ideas for making a math block more relevant and effective while transferring responsibilities for learning to students. Some of this site is by subscription – worth the cost.