“My Students Can’t Do That”

October 1, 2017 Mathematical Musings, News, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

“My Students Can’t Do That” What is your reaction to that statement? How does this connect with your belief about education? When watching a webinar by Andrew Gael this summer, this slide was presented and the impact, for me, was jarring. These are words I never want to hear. This belief system prevents forward momentum. […]

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Promote Deep and Purposeful Learning

April 25, 2017 Mathematical Musings, News, Summer Courses, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

“There has never been a more important time to teach young people to suspend judgment, weigh evidence, consider multiple perspectives, and speak up with wisdom and grace on behalf of themselves and others.” —  Mary Ehrenworth, Why Argue?, February 2017 This quote shared by Annie Fretter at the NCTM conference this April resonates loudly with me. Some […]

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“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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Our 2nd Annual Nancy Davis Welch Memorial Professional Development

February 12, 2017 News, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

To celebrate Nancy Davis Welch (1967 – 2015),  Looney Math Consulting is offering: The second annual evening of professional development for educators of mathematics working with students in grades K-8. Nancy embodied the values of a true educator. She inspired learners with the confidence that with knowledge comes success. She has touched the lives of […]

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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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