So, I am the project manager for a special task force commissioned by the GA Department of Education. In short, our job is to create and produce videos that will help K-12 math teachers better understand and teach particular math standards. The specific standards for each grade level were identified by GA teachers themselves. One […]Read more "A Number Sense Game for 5.NF.5"
Imagine you are a 4th, 5th, or 6th grade teacher (perhaps you don’t need to imagine this). You have just embarked on a unit that addresses division standards (4.NBT.6, 5.NBT.6, or 6.NS.2). A parent demands that you challenge his/her child because the student has already “mastered” division. True or not, what do you do? If this […]Read more "Deep Procedural Fluency with Long Division"
Okay, so this is long overdue. My first official blog entry. I’ll admit – I have long been the lazy type, satisfied with the reflection that occurs internally (in my head) after teaching a great math lesson. But since meeting and hanging out with cats like Graham Fletcher, Mike Wiernicki, and Jenise Sexton, I’ve realized […]Read more "Unraveling the Arithmetic and Algebraic Roots of Binomial Multiplication using Multiple Representations"
Act I (Click the image below to play the video clip) Anticipated student question: How many more shots will he (the man on the far left) make before time expires? Using a number line, make a low and a high estimate. Then make a “just right” estimate. Act II Information needed: Act III Watch the […]Read more "Arcade Basketball Insanity"