Richard J. Coppa – Father, Mentor, Ultimate Teacher.

September 22, 2015 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

In Memoriam to Richard J. Coppa – my father, my mentor, and the ultimate teacher. Long before Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset, there was my father’s mindset – study, work hard, think creatively, tackle hard problems, stick with it, if you fail, try again… this is the record that plays in my mind. This […]

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Professional Development Opportunities

March 26, 2015 LMC Course, Summer Courses, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

What are you going to do all of those spring days in school?  Why not schedule professional development after your testing window?  We are available to provide: Job-embedded Math coaching Curriculum alignment Support of new program adoption including Engage NY Guided Math Modeling Strategies for Differentiation of Instruction Math Content specific training’ To schedule or […]

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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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A Reflection on “Why Americans Stink at Mathematics?”

January 29, 2015 Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

A reflection on “Why Americans Stink at Mathematics?” Green, NY Times, July 2014” inadequate implementation can make math reforms seem like the most absurd form of policy change — one that creates a whole new problem to solve. Why try something we’ve failed at a half-dozen times before, only to watch it backfire” I log […]

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Education is the Great Equalizer

December 20, 2014 Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

At the National Education Summit in November, Governor Bush tells us, “Education is the great equalizer. A math problem doesn’t care whether you were born into privilege or poverty. A great piece of literature doesn’t know if readers went to a fancy college. The periodic table of elements doesn’t worry whether you spoke English, Spanish or Haitian Creole at […]

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