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The Future of Work: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and What They Mean for Math Education Today
Posted on Mar 1, 2017
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • Professional Development
  • State Standards
The Future of Work: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and What They Mean for Math Education Today

Much has been said about the state of American manufacturing in the last year, and a series of recent reports present an intricate picture that takes us beyond some of the confusion and common misconceptions. Except for the understandable decline in manufacturing during the recent recession, manufacturing productivity since 2000 has been surprisingly robust. Ball State University’s report even suggests that growth in manufacturing going forward is steady and on an upward path. With all of the news of outsourcing in areas such as textiles, furniture, and apparel, how can this be?

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Show Me What You Know—The Power of the Graphic Organizer
Posted on Nov 2, 2016
  • Bea Moore Luchin
Tags
  • Assessment
  • General Education
  • Math
  • Struggling Students
Show Me What You Know—The Power of the Graphic Organizer

In order to achieve success with the use of graphic organizers, the teacher has to select the appropriate organizer, understand it, plan for how the organizer will be used to promote thinking, and develop appropriate questions and tasks.

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Exploring Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom
Posted on Sep 14, 2016
  • Bea Moore Luchin
Tags
  • Assessment
  • General Education
  • Math
  • State Standards
  • Struggling Students
Exploring Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom

When correctly incorporated into classroom practice, the formative assessment process provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are happening. The process serves as practice for the student and a check for understanding during the learning process.

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What did you learn today?
Posted on Apr 20, 2016
  • Bea Moore Luchin
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • State Standards
What did you learn today?

As we implement higher standards across the country, it has become increasingly important that we identify and use a variety of strategies to assess student learning so that the appropriate interventions may be provided.

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How to Unlock the Language of Math for Your Students
Posted on Mar 30, 2016
  • Bea Moore Luchin
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • State Standards
How to Unlock the Language of Math for Your Students

Sometimes the mathematics conversation is just as confusing to students as this collection of signs is to a driver in an unfamiliar situation. There appears to be a variety of symbols used to identify the different types of roads in the area, just as we have a variety of concepts, operations, and relations that are conveyed through symbolic notations.

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Put Thoughtful Research into Practice for Struggling Math Learners
Posted on Mar 23, 2016
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • State Standards
  • Struggling Students
Put Thoughtful Research into Practice for Struggling Math Learners

In my previous blog, I argued for a dual topic approach to curriculum design. The framework outlined in that blog is based on a variety of research. Some of this research is drawn from psychology and studies of human learning. These involve the development of automaticity and controlling cognitive load. Other design elements are associated with what we have learned over the years from international research, particularly the way successful countries focus on fewer topics with greater depth in their math curricula. Still other research is a synthesis of what we believe are best instructional practices in remedial and special education.

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