December Resources 2018

November 20, 2018 December Math Problems & Resources, Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments
December themes include winter solstice, starry nights, the Boston Bruins, the holidays and more! Over the years, we've published a number of blogs with problems-of-the-week, resources and other insights. View our collection of December problems-of-the-week and recommended websites. Esti-Mysteries from Steve Wyborney Math Website Resource Recommendation of the Month Bring ESTIMATION to life in your [...]
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My Journey to Ecuador 2018.

November 11, 2018 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments
My Journey to Ecuador 2018Math Team for the Galápagos Conservancy San Cristóbal, GalápagosHope of Bastión School, Guayaquil, Ecuador USA Today published an article “Teaching: A crisis in Perspective.” There is a distinct contrast between their finding “that teachers are worried about more than money. They feel misunderstood, unheard and, above all, disrespected” versus the primary sentiments expressed by the [...]
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High-Stakes Testing and Accountability – Is It working?

September 24, 2018 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments
“Where are the waves of students now arriving on college campuses super-prepared? Where are the businesses proclaiming that today’s grads are the most awesome in history? Where is the increase in citizens with great-paying jobs? Where are any visible signs that the test-based accountability system has worked?” -  Peter Green, Forbes, September 2018A provocative quote [...]
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May Resources for Math Teachers.

May 2, 2018 Monthly Resources for Math Educators, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments
Cinco de MayoThe fifth of May celebrates Mexico’s independence on May 5, 1862, and is a celebration of Mexican culture..  Today people celebrate this holiday with food, parades, music, dancing and a fiesta!  Early Childhood:Ask your classmates to vote for their favorite Mexican food.  Create a tally chart to show the results! Which food had [...]
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Teach students in light of who they are, not in spite of who they are.

April 12, 2018 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

These are powerful words that I heard when attending the Teachers Development Group annual math professional development conference in Portland, Oregon.This has become my mantra. These words are desperately needed in the current political and educational climate. As educators of mathematics, we are uniquely positioned to disrupt and challenge the status quo and to provide […]

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April Resources for Math Teachers.

April 6, 2018 Monthly Resources for Math Educators, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments
Exploring Calendars andthe Origins of April Fool’s DayEarly Childhood:The first Saturday in April is Saturday, April 7th.  What is the date of the next Saturday in April? Write down the dates of all of the Saturdays in April.Describe the pattern of the dates that you’ve written down. Looking at a calendar for April, describe any [...]
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