“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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Geometry – Resources

January 7, 2017 Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments

January Resources – Geometry The domain of Geometry is so much more than vocabulary and definitions. This month’s set of resources is directed at providing rich, higher level tasks for geometric problem solving. The real goal of the study of geometry is to encourage logical thinking and to provide students with the opportunities to establish […]

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Celebrating Excellence

November 18, 2016 Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Excellence is never an accident. It is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution, and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.   It is 8:30 on a typical day at Parker Elementary School in Quincy. A school with 325 students, 49% of the students are identified as economically disadvantaged,  81% […]

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Counting

October 7, 2016 Mathematical Musings, Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments

The importance of counting can not be underestimated as children acquire numerical  reasoning. The resources this month focus on counting – from the very young to some interesting problems for our older learners! FEATURED WEBSITE: “Counting Activities for Kids” – Find a year’s worth of counting fun! EARLY CHILDHOOD More Counting Spots Activities: School Time Snippets: How […]

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January Resources for Math Teachers

January 19, 2016 Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Looney Math Consulting offers resources for math educators in the form of word problems, book recommendations and helpful links. January Resources – Have students pose their own problems! From: Mind/Shift Blog: Seeing Struggling Math Learners as ‘Sense Makers,’ Not ‘Mistake Makers’  Problem Solving Early Childhood: Using sentence strips and pocket charts Math Story Problem Pocket Charts […]

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