So, I'm doing oral administration of state testing today and tomorrow, and that gives me a lot of time to think about math. And connections. And ways to help kiddos make connections. Which brings me to skip-counting.Skip-counting shows up in the CCSSM in a couple of places:K.CC.1--Count to 100 by ones and by tens2.NBT.2--Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s And that's basically it. As far as I can tell, there's not even a standard for skip-counting by […]
Yesterday Algebra’s Friend introduced me to a new professional development blog Read…Chat…Reflect…Learn! While I enjoy reading blogs for lesson ideas, I also love reading journal and magazine articles, books, research studies, etc. as another way to stay current. I’m glad I found this blog and I’m thrilled to see that it’s in its infancy, only because it makes […]
The more I teach, the more I learn. Eventually, I'm going to become pretty great at this job. The summer before my first year of teaching, I made a set of problem solving strategy posters to hang on the wall. My first year of teaching, these posters had an entire bulletin board dedicated to them. I would occasionally reference them in class, but I didn't really do anything substantial with them. Problem Solving Strategies Bulletin BoardThis summer, I redecorated and […]
This, ladies and gentlemen and genderqueer folks, is Pascal’s tetrahedron, a three dimensional analogue of Pascal’s triangle, and it’s pretty freaking great.
I’ve never heard of this before!