Math Picture Books: Mathematicians

June 27, 2017 Mathematical Musings, Monthly Resources for Math Educators, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

At LMC we love using picture books during math class or incorporating math themed books into the reading block. This post is the first in a series that will highlight some of our favorite books to use with students. In chapter two of her book Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You Had, Tracy Zager […]

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Geometry – Resources

January 7, 2017 Monthly Resources for Math Educators, Updates for Math Educators - News 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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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, Updates for Math Educators - News 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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December Math Problems

December 15, 2015 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, 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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November Resources for Math Teachers

November 2, 2015 Monthly Resources for Math Educators, Updates for Math Educators - News 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. Math Resources Website: Search RICH TASKS by grade level at Yummy Math Yummy Math provides teachers with an easy way to bring real-life into their math classrooms. When math is explored in contexts that are familiar […]

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