Murchison Math!

Building a culture of learning

Hi MMS math teachers! I made this S'more as a way to share a few of my favorite resources about math & teaching. I hope this helps you get a feel for what my vision of math looks like. I'm looking forward to our conversations about learning!


Your new AP, Adam Holman

Steve Leinwand with "It's Instruction, Stupid"

I can't get enough of this guy! This is one of my favorite Ignite talks! (20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds)
Steve Leinwand at CMC-North Ignite

Speaking of Formative Assessment

As Steve Leinwand mentioned, formative assessment is an absolutely critical piece to mathematical success. Math formative assessment specialist David Wees (a must read blog) has a Google presentation with some examples of what this can look like in your classroom.

56 Different Examples of Formative Assessment

The Importance of a Growth Mindset

Jo Boaler is one of my favorite math researchers and does a great job linking the growth mindset to success in math.
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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

The US leads the world in educational research but we struggle to implement our own best practices, especially in the math classrooms.
NCTM's position on Procedural Fluency

Procedural fluency does not lead to conceptual understanding, but conceptual understanding will lead to procedural fluency

Let's talk about grading

I'd rather talk about teaching & learning, but here are a few relevant grading pieces.
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Joe Bower on "Giving Students a Zero"

If you have time, please read more of Joe's blog; I got to meet him last year at the Network for Public Education conference and he is an amazing educator

Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One

For advanced/experienced teachers

If you're ready to be highly reflective around issues of equity and access, I strongly recommend these three posts (in this order) by professor Ilana Horn:

  1. Status: The Social Organization of Smartness
  2. Seeing Status in the Classroom
  3. What Does It Mean to be Smart in Mathematics?

A Powerful Vision for Math Class

In closing, I couldn't agree more with Jo Boaler, as she shares her vision for what math class can & should look like (see below)
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