One New Thing Webinar

October 3, 2017 Mathematical Musings, Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Join the Looney Math Consulting team on our first webinar. Our intent is to foster conversation and connections while we celebrate “one new thing” from our math teaching practice this fall. If you are interested in joining other educators to help you grow your professional network, this webinar might be for you! Thursday, October 19 from […]

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“My Students Can’t Do That”

October 1, 2017 Mathematical Musings, News, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

“My Students Can’t Do That” What is your reaction to that statement? How does this connect with your belief about education? When watching a webinar by Andrew Gael this summer, this slide was presented and the impact, for me, was jarring. These are words I never want to hear. This belief system prevents forward momentum. […]

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Promote Deep and Purposeful Learning

April 25, 2017 Mathematical Musings, News, Summer Courses, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

“There has never been a more important time to teach young people to suspend judgment, weigh evidence, consider multiple perspectives, and speak up with wisdom and grace on behalf of themselves and others.” —  Mary Ehrenworth, Why Argue?, February 2017 This quote shared by Annie Fretter at the NCTM conference this April resonates loudly with me. Some […]

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6 Web-Based Resources to Ignite Mathematical Learning

February 15, 2017 Mathematical Musings, Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments

January Resources. “Ignition is how you snare your students as soon as they enter your classroom. It sets the stage for numerate learning; it also sets the tone for mathematical fervor … What matters is that Ignition is meaningful, highly engaging, and thought provoking and that it always promotes deep thinking.” Pearse & Walton, 2011. […]

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“I Am Here To Learn” – Words Filled with Power!

February 13, 2017 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

“If Massachusetts were allowed to report subject scores independently — much the way that, say, Shanghai is allowed to do so — the Bay State would rank 9th in the world in Math Proficiency, tied with Japan, and on the heels of 8th-ranked Switzerland. In reading, Massachusetts would rank fourth in the world, tied with Hong […]

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Our 2nd Annual Nancy Davis Welch Memorial Professional Development

February 12, 2017 News, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

To celebrate Nancy Davis Welch (1967 – 2015),  Looney Math Consulting is offering: The second annual evening of professional development for educators of mathematics working with students in grades K-8. Nancy embodied the values of a true educator. She inspired learners with the confidence that with knowledge comes success. She has touched the lives of […]

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