Mathematics Reform: What’s it REALLY all about?

November 13, 2012 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

According to a list of the top-paying jobs for new college graduates, all but 2 of the top 30 jobs require courses in advanced mathematics. (payscale.com). Some of the fields cited include engineering, statistics, physics, information systems and finance. As in studies from past years, it remains the case that higher salaries can be directly correlated with […]

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Standards of Mathematical Practice

September 13, 2012 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

By all these lovely tokens September days are here With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. Author Unknown I have always loved September. As much as I enjoy summer, September is always a welcome arrival. It is one of the many gifts of being in education – a new beginning. Buildings are […]

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The Importance of Early Numeracy

April 13, 2012 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

In 2007, a study led by Greg J. Duncan, PhD, of Northwestern University, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of the results of six large-scale longitudinal studies. The findings suggest that an early understanding of math concepts is the most powerful predictor of later school success. Duncan, G.J, et. Al. (2007). School Readiness and Later Achievement. Developmental […]

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Same but Different!

March 13, 2012 Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

“How is it that so many minds are incapable of understanding mathematics? Is there not something paradoxical about this? Here is a science which appeals only to the fundamental principals of logic ……………. And yet there are people who find it obscure and they are the majority.” Henri Poincare 1914  As a mathematics educator, this […]

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In the Spotlight!

February 13, 2012 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

The Big Show Preparing for the changes as recommended in the 2011 MA Curriculum Framework for Mathematics can be thought of in terms of preparing for a performance. We have our cast – students and educators – and we have a performance looming – a revised MCAS. PARCC (Partnership for Assessment and Readiness for College […]

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