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Model Content Frameworks for Common Core
eInstruction Contest Voting Has Begun
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Model Content Frameworks for Common Core
http://www.parcconline.org/parcccontentframeworks
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and
Careers (PARCC) recently released Model Content Frameworks to
support and guide implementation of the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS). Download the Mathematics Model Content
Frameworks (1.3M) here:
http://www.parcconline.org/sites/parcc/files/PARCC%20 MCF%20for%20Mathematics_Fall%202011%20Release.pdf
PARCC developed these frameworks, first highlighted in these
pages earlier this summer, through a collaborative stateled
process among state experts and members of the CCSS writing
teams. The August 2011 public review period elicited nearly
1,000 individual comments from K12 educators, principals,
superintendents, higher education faculty, school board
members, parents, and students.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Other submitters went straight to algebraic solutions. Ethan
D. from Hershey Middle School showed how he translated key
phrases from the problem into algebraic notation...."

 Max, commenting on the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3998
eInstruction Contest Voting Has Begun
http://mathforum.org/pd/contest2011.html
eInstruction has announced the finalists for each grade
category of its 5th Annual Classroom Makeover Video Contest.
Come watch the videos — many of them parodies that coopt
lyrics from popular music — and vote to help determine who
will win a full technology classroom makeover worth up
to $75,000!

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"The Student Explorations of my Dynamic Geometry Sketches site
has been updated with an online activity about 'Exploring and
explaining quadrilateral properties.' An interactive link 'Some
generalizations of Viviani's Theorem' has also been added...."

 Michael, posted to the geometry.precollege discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2314482
gealgerobophysiculus
http://evanweinberg.com/
Evan Weinberg teaches algebra, geometry, calculus, robotics,
and other grades 612 courses at Hangzhou International School.
His "thoughts on teaching, learning, and the crazy process of
having fun doing both with students" have included

How China Keeps Me Learning: Part I

Lens Ray Tracing in Geogebra

Take Time to Tech  Perspectives After a Flip

Graphical Systems in Geogebra and Crashing LEGO Robots in
Algebra 2

Teaching Proofs in Geometry  What I Do

Math Portfolio  Sharing My Own Story
Inspired by conversations with others, Weinberg first decided
to blog because "sharing and reflecting on my own learning
process is a way to model what learning and reflection looks
like for my students. The fact that I am not being graded on my
work doesn't mean it isn't valuable to reflect on it; in fact,
it makes it that much more meaningful. Making the extra step of
writing down my thoughts will also enable me to look back and
track my progression of thinking over time. Most importantly,
it provides me an easy channel for sharing what I do. If I can
get better at teaching through others' comments, or others can
adapt what I share to their classrooms, it is a
winwin situation."


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