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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Using Images to Inspire Mathematical Thinking

April 30, 2015 Mathematical Musings, Monthly Resources for Math Educators, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Using Images to Inspire Mathematical Thinking 101 Questions  – this website puts up a picture and asks students to ask a question … a mathematical question of course! Here is an example: Estimation 180 – Estimation 180 gives students something to estimate for each of the 180 days of school. Here is an example: Please share […]

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To PARCC or not to PARCC – What’s it really all about anyhow?

March 30, 2015 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

While the debate about testing plays out in classrooms, school committee meetings, and over coffee and social media, I am left wondering if we’ve all lost site of what it is we are trying to accomplish in the first place. I repeatedly come back to what it means to learn and understand mathematics. Words of […]

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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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