Monthly Archives: July 2013

Fractions (and more)

Even if you don’t teach math to elementary school students, this set of short videos is an excellent introduction to the treatment of fractions in the Common Core State Standards.  It also gives a sense of what is meant by … Continue reading

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Metacognition

I’ve just finished a week doing number theory with 23 wonderful teachers, pre-K though high school, and three other instructors, also wonderful. This time around we asked each participant to write a short (ten-minute) reflection each evening on his or … Continue reading

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Ramblings On Assessments of Teaching

David Bressoud’s latest column, “Measuring Teacher Quality,” which focuses on a study of college student evaluations of teachers as compared to student performance, has me thinking about how we assess teaching at all levels.  The study, conducted by Scott Carrell and … Continue reading

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