NWAEA Math Newsletter
Ep 129: The Ratio Table Model Part 1 - Math is Figure-Out-Able with Pam Harris
Making Math Moments Podcast- Interview with Peter Liljedahl
The Making Math Moments Podcast provides weekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building a math classroom that you wish you were in. In particular Peter shares why groups of 3 are better than groups of 2 in your math class; how to choose a task to fit the environment instead of modifying your environment to fit the task; 4 practices that help move group synergy work to an individual knowing; and, why “descriptions” of effective teaching strategies shouldn’t necessarily lead to “prescriptions” What you’ll learn: Why groups of 3 are better than groups of 2 in your math class. How to choose a task to fit the environment instead of modifying your environment to fit the task. 4 practices that help move group synergy work to an individual knowing. Why “descriptions” of effective teaching strategies shouldn’t necessarily lead to “prescriptions”
Fact Fluency Series from Christina Tondevold
FREE Building Math Fluency Video Series
6-8 Free Instructional Resource for January
The goal of this lesson is to have students construct objects and determine the resulting volume. This lesson moves the student from a familiar environment where they substitute values into formulas, into an experiment based on their own conjectures. This activity is based on two shapes, rectangles and cylinders. If time is limited, either part of the activity can be done independently. However, completing all parts of the activity strengthens the connections among shape, dimension, volume, and formula.
High School Free Instructional Resource for January
Is it possible for a function to have an input (x-value) that has no corresponding output (f(x) value)? Students will explore this question individually as well as collaboratively in this exploration activity developing their understanding of functions and their representations.
ICTM Grant Information
The Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers a range of grants to ICTM members. If you are interested in applying please visit the attached link or click on the flyer below.