The greatest tool for teaching number sense is the number line. Unfortunately, this simple, powerful vehicle gets left behind in elementary grades. However, used properly throughout the secondary grades, the number line can develop deep, flexible number sense as well as conceptual understanding of variables, signed numbers, rules of exponents, algebraic expressions, geometric relationships, statistics and other key mathematical ideas.
The General Idea
This hands-on, visual activity can be done with:
- square roots/exponents
- scientific notation
- algebraic expressions
- geometry (angles)
For more information, ideas and answer documents, visit the Clothesline Math site.
Illustrative Mathematics Free Resources
Illustrative Mathematics is providing free access to their library of tasks and resources. These resources allow teachers to find illustrative tasks for grades K - 12 by searching by domain and standard clusters. Each task includes the student task, an IM commentary to help teachers with the student discussions, and the task solution.
Visit the Illustrative Mathematics site to learn more!
Georgia Milestone Information & Resources
- Grade 3 EOG Assessment Guide
- Grade 4 EOG Assessment Guide
- Grade 5 EOG Assessment Guide
- Grade 6 EOG Assessment Guide
- Grade 7 EOG Assessment Guide
- Grade 8 EOG Assessment Guide
PARCC Mathematics Practice Tests
Visit the site to access the practice tests.
Concrete Representational Abstract
Pi Day Activity Ideas
Let students discover pi! Provide various circular objects (like cans, paper plates, candles, CDs, bowls, etc) and have the students measure the diameter and circumference using a piece of string or yarn. Then have them divide the circumference by the diameter and see that the answer is about 3.14 every time!
- Pi Day Webquest
- Apple Pi unit
- Pumpkin Pi
- Finding Pi with Archimedes's Exhaustion Method
- Let's Take Another Look at Pi Day
- Circles and the Number Pi
- How Many Times Does a Radius Square Fit into the Circle?
- Easy as Pi? Infinitely Not!
Coweta STEM Recognition
1) Teach 5 STEM lessons. A STEM lesson typically includes some sort of design challenge for your students. Designing a poster or Google Slide presentation does not count as a design challenge. Teachers may collaborate on lessons together. For example, if your STEM lesson calls for writing (which it should!), partner with an ELA teacher to help!
2) Fill out the STEM Activity log. Briefly describe the 5 lessons on this form.
3) Post one exemplar lesson with student work samples. Pictures or videos of student work so other teachers and students can understand what the assignment leads to using this http://bit.ly/CCSSSTEMRecognition form.
4) That's it! Now sit back and enjoy the admiration of your colleagues and community.
If you have more questions or would like to discuss lesson plan ideas, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can also find more info at www.cowetastemrecognition.weebly.com
http://www.stemcobb.com/lesson-links.html Elementary STEM Lessons
http://www.stemcobb.com/ms-stem-lessons.html Middle School STEM Lessons
Middle School Collaboration Meetings
Middle School Math Collaborative Meeting
Mar 27, 2019 - Smokey Road Middle School, 4:00 - 5:00
Collaborative Meeting among 6-8 teachers, review scope and sequence (3nd 9-weeks), and other updates. Please bring a charged chromebook to the meeting.
GIMKIT - A New Way to Review: Instructional Technology Training
Mar 28, 2019 - Werz - PLC, 4:00 - 5:00
Learn about GimKit - an alternative to Quizlet and Kahoot. Training will demonstrate program and how to create your own Gimkit from scratch or from your own Quizlet sets. Join us to learn a new way to engage students during review! (For all content areas.)
College Readiness Mathematics Summer Professional Learning
Jun 18-20, 2019 - Dekalb Early College Academy in Stone Mountain, GA, 8:30 - 4:00
This is a three-day, professional learning session which focuses on evidence-based, effective mathematics instructional strategies to assist in preparing students for post-secondary options. Participants must register for this professional learning opportunity no later than May 6, 2019, by completing the registration form at College Readiness Summer Professional Learning Institute.
2019 Summer Mathematics Academies
Available dates in June & July
This is a 2-day workshop offering professional development focused on specific grade bands (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, 6th-8th, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II). Areas of focus include improving teacher knowledge, supporting productive struggle, experiencing engaging, rich tasks aligned to GSE standards, and classroom strategies to meet the needs of ALL learners.
Cost: $90 for GCTM members, $120 for non-members
7th Annual West Georgia RESA STEAM Conference
Sep 12th-13th, 2019 - Peachtree City, GA
Conference theme: Fly Me To the Moon...and Beyond
Location: Peachtree City Hotel & Conference Center (Hilton)
2443 Hwy 54 West, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Registration Info: $100 1 day/$200 both days. Breakfast and lunch are included.
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