Robert Kaplinsky - Glenrock Consulting
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|Lessons consist of "The Challenge(s)," "Question(s) To Ask," "Consider This," and alignments to Common Core State Standards (CCSS): "How Can We Water All Of The Grass?" and "How Much Money Should Dr. Evil Demand?" and "How Did They Make Ms. Pac-Man?" and "How Many Stars Are There In The Universe?" and "Is Gas Cheaper With Cash Or Credit Card?" and "How Sharp Is The iPhone 5's Retina Display?" and "How Much Does The Paint On A Space Shuttle Weigh?" and "How Much Does The Aluminum Foil Prank Cost?" and "How Many Hot Dogs Did They Eat?!" and "How Fast Can You Throw A Baseball?" and more. Formerly a classroom teacher, district math teacher specialist, and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) instructor, Kaplinsky now serves as Teacher Specialist in Mathematics for Downey Unified School District and Math Coach for a California Math and Science Partnership (CaMSP) grant. He believes teachers must "have rigorous expectations for how students should be able to express their math knowledge, as described in the CCSS for Mathematical Practice, incorporate problem-based learning as part of a balanced set of instructional strategies, increase engagement by using perplexing problems as often as possible." His consulting practice also offers CCSS integration, teacher questioning, lesson study, technology integration, and grant writing services.|
|Levels:||Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Lesson Plans and Activities, Web-Based Discussions, Educational Vendors|
|Math Topics:||Basic Algebra, Arithmetic/Early Math, Communicating Math, Polyhedra, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics, Applications/Connections|
|Math Ed Topics:||Problem-Solving, Teaching Styles/Practices, Reform, Common Core|
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