A Focus on Dialogue and the Construction of Knowledge

January 5, 2013 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

             Mrs. Carmel’s students enter her math class and she announces, “I have often heard people say that multiplication makes numbers bigger and division makes numbers smaller. Is this statement ever true? Is it ever false? Can you give examples? Be prepared to either defend or revise this statement.” The […]

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Mathematics Teacher Education

December 15, 2012 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Mathematics teacher education is a complex, interdisciplinary enterprise requiring knowledge of teaching and learning as well as knowledge of mathematics. –  from MET II, Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences As I presented a visual model of a computation as an illustration of the new 2011 frameworks, there sat Erica. “This does not make sense to me. Why are we […]

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Candles – December 10, 2012

December 9, 2012 December Math Problems & Resources, Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments

  Candles have been used for light and to illuminate man’s celebrations for more than 5,000 years. During December, many celebrations involve lighting candles. Here are some candle problems for you to consider: Jackson lights a candle at 2:00 and it burns until 5:00. How many hours did his candle burn? Explain your solution. Reid […]

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