High-Stakes Testing and Accountability – Is It working?

September 24, 2018 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments
“Where are the waves of students now arriving on college campuses super-prepared? Where are the businesses proclaiming that today’s grads are the most awesome in history? Where is the increase in citizens with great-paying jobs? Where are any visible signs that the test-based accountability system has worked?” -  Peter Green, Forbes, September 2018A provocative quote [...]
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May Resources for Math Teachers.

May 2, 2018 Monthly Resources for Math Educators, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments
Cinco de MayoThe fifth of May celebrates Mexico’s independence on May 5, 1862, and is a celebration of Mexican culture..  Today people celebrate this holiday with food, parades, music, dancing and a fiesta!  Early Childhood:Ask your classmates to vote for their favorite Mexican food.  Create a tally chart to show the results! Which food had [...]
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Teach students in light of who they are, not in spite of who they are.

April 12, 2018 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

These are powerful words that I heard when attending the Teachers Development Group annual math professional development conference in Portland, Oregon.This has become my mantra. These words are desperately needed in the current political and educational climate. As educators of mathematics, we are uniquely positioned to disrupt and challenge the status quo and to provide […]

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April Resources for Math Teachers.

April 6, 2018 Monthly Resources for Math Educators, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments
Exploring Calendars andthe Origins of April Fool’s DayEarly Childhood:The first Saturday in April is Saturday, April 7th.  What is the date of the next Saturday in April? Write down the dates of all of the Saturdays in April.Describe the pattern of the dates that you’ve written down. Looking at a calendar for April, describe any [...]
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Mathematics Professional Development Event

February 7, 2018 Monthly Resources for Math Educators, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments
3rd AnnualNancy Davis Welch MemorialProfessional Development EventJune 7, 2018Mansfield Holiday Inn4:00 - 7:30**Registration begins at 3:30To celebrate Nancy Davis Welch (1967 - 2015), Looney Math Consulting is offering the third annual evening of professional development for educators of mathematics working with grades K-8. Nancy Welch embodied the values of a true educator. She inspired learners [...]
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