Monthly Archives: May 2015

Math Problems: Knowing, Doing, and Explaining Your Answer

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Requiring verbal explanations for math problems carries dubious educational value and may especially encumber certain students.

Source: www.educationnews.org

This is an interesting read for those who know their students’ strengths and weaknesses.  It reminded me of a student I had years ago that could solve linear programming problems in his head while I juggled the simultaneous equations on The board.  This article perhaps goes into the differentiation file.   Something to think about.

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A Walk in the PARCC – Part 1: Math

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Guest Post by Stig Leschly, CEO of Match EducationMassachusetts is moving to the new national standards (Common Core) and related tests (PARCC). At least so it seems. The politics of it all are complex and hard to predict.

Source: www.matcheducation.org

Good specific examples of what makes the PARCC test different for teaching and learning…

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Over One Million Download of 8 Free Educational Math Apps by The MLC

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The Math Learning Center’s growing collection of free apps reflects its commitment to inquiry-based learning using effective instructional strategies and practices supported by research now reach one million downloads. The apps are the product of the organization’s collaboration with Clarity Innovations, a Portland-based strategy and development services firm focused on the K-12 education industry.

Source: www.funeducationalapps.com

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