Category Archives: Math Common Core

8 Mathematical Practices: Not a Mile Wide, But a Mile Deep

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We ran across a disturbing article. It described a study a few years ago that followed thousands of undergraduates for four years. It found that large numbers of these students did not know how to think critically or reason—two higher-order … Continue reading

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Math Is Just Like Life

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By Ricky Mikelman, SDE Educational Consultant Math is just like life. Or, is it life is just like math?  I’m finally taking a minute to reflect on our National Conference on Singapore Math Strategies. This year, I took a day to … Continue reading

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6 Common Myths About the Common Core State Standards—Debunked

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The Common Core State Standards are dramatically changing how students learn and teachers teach. But how much do we actually know about them—or, perhaps more importantly, not know? To clarify what the standards are and are not, we’ll tackle some … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin!

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By Anni Stipek, Educational Consultant In this short blog post, you’ll discover compelling arguments for why math games should be part of your daily math curricula. Games encourage the growth and development of the mathematical process. You may ask, ”How can … Continue reading

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Is it Enough?

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By Ricky Mikelman, SDE Presenter Whether or not you’ve adopted the Common Core, I’m sure you’re seeing a shift in your math instruction.  We’re being asked to teach with more depth and rigor. It’s part of the CCSS Math Practice Standards, … Continue reading

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