“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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December Math Problems

December 15, 2015 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Mathematical Musings, Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Problems of the Month: Early Childhood Tasks: 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 […]

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The Future of Assessment

February 23, 2015 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

I turned on the local news this weekend, and instead of hearing about snow, my ears perked up as I listened to a discussion about educational testing …. “In 2001, the year that the tenth grade MCAS tests became a high-stakes requirement for graduation, Apple’s introduction of iTunes ® and iPods ®revolutionized the way that […]

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It’s that time of year again! MCAS.

May 8, 2013 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

When I visit districts throughout the state at this time of year, the tension is practically tangible. Teachers are on the edge of their seat as we work on professional development goals, anxious about spending time away from their students. Every minute counts! The pressure is felt from the students who are aware that the […]

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2013 Summer Course – Developing Number Sense

March 3, 2013 LMC Course, Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Summer Courses by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Teachers:  Grades 3 – 5 Hosted by Truro Public Schools, Truro Central School, 317 Route 6, Truro, MA Course Description: This course is designed to enhance teachers understanding of foundational ideas of mathematics that are critical for student success in grades 3 through grade 5. Topics to be covered include place value, multiplicative thinking, computation, […]

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2013 Summer Course – Foundations in Mathematics: Number

March 3, 2013 LMC Course, Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Summer Courses by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Teachers preK – Grade 2  Hosted by Franklin Public Schools–meets 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA  Course Description: This course is designed to explore early childhood mathematics concepts, with a focus on number.  Critical learning experiences necessary to build a strong foundation in mathematical understanding will be explored. Specific topics to be covered include counting […]

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Standards for Mathematical Practice – February 25,2013

February 23, 2013 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others When asked about his heritage, Timmy said he is 1/2 Irish, 1/2 Italian and 1/2 Spanish. Explain what is wrong with this statement. You are on an imaginary island where there are two types of families – one who always tells the truth and one who […]

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Mathematics Reform: What’s it REALLY all about?

November 13, 2012 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, 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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