What Ignites the Math Forum?
Can our Problem of the Week Administrator relate an osprey nest
sighting to the third Common Core State Standard (CCSS)
Mathematical Practice, "Construct viable arguments and critique
the reasoning of others"?
Can our Professional Collaboration Facilitator set up a math
teaching send-up of Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe"?
See if Annie can reveal hidden decision-making, or if Max can
convince you why and how to use Twitter, using 20 slides that
auto-advance every 15 seconds ... whether they are ready
These newest five minute-long videos from Key Curriculum's last
Ignite event join seven others of Forum staff at previous
conferences speaking breathlessly about our passion for
Key has hosted and posted the talks of Eleanor Terry, Nick
Jackiw, Dan Meyer, Steve Rasmussen, and dozens of others as
part of this series. For the full collection — 300 seconds at
a time — check out their YouTube playlist:
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"The ABCs of Exponents problem was perfect because it fit
right in with what I am learning in math right now!.... Now
that I knew that these were all the possible answers, I
checked each one by substituting them into the
- Breanna, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's latest solution
Northwest Mathematics Interaction Summer Programs
Northwest Mathematics Interaction (NWMI) summer courses for
math teachers take place the last week of July — and now seek
teachers from beyond Washington and the Park City Mathematics
Courses geared for the CCSS include
Geometry and Measurement in the Common Core
Serious Fun: Math Practices through Recreational Math
Data and the Common Core: Middle and High School
Algebra and the Common Core: Expressions, Functions
Algebra Alternative — post Algebra 1: Going Deep into
Collection of Evidence
Since 1995, NWMI's high-energy immersion programs have
introduced participants to a broad spectrum of approaches to
teaching geometry and other subjects.
Founded as an outreach program of Washington-state PCMI alumni,
and affiliated with it ever since, NWMI is a collaboration of
Washington secondary and college math teachers sponsored by the
University of Washington Department of Mathematics.
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"Hi Narasimham, welcome back to the good old geometry puzzles
forum. I tried to solve the problem as follows...."
- Avni, posted to the geometry.puzzles discussion
A research team has developed 18 learning trajectories that
unpack the K-8 CCSS for Mathematics from the standpoint of
Created by a North Carolina State University team called
Generating Increased Science and Math Opportunities (GISMO),
TurnOnCCMath.net also elaborates the underlying scientific
research in mathematics education.
Click on a hexagon or a trajectory for detailed descriptors
that articulate students' progression from prior knowledge and
naïve conceptions to more sophisticated mathematical concepts
And stay tuned for a series of free, Massive Open Online
Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds) to help you implement the CCSS
Mathematics using GISMO's Learning Trajectories.
GISMO receives support from the National Science Foundation
(NSF), the Oak Foundation, and the Joseph D. Moore Endowment.