The Importance of Early Numeracy

April 13, 2012 Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

In 2007, a study led by Greg J. Duncan, PhD, of Northwestern University, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of the results of six large-scale longitudinal studies. The findings suggest that an early understanding of math concepts is the most powerful predictor of later school success. Duncan, G.J, et. Al. (2007). School Readiness and Later Achievement. Developmental […]

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Same but Different!

March 13, 2012 Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

“How is it that so many minds are incapable of understanding mathematics? Is there not something paradoxical about this? Here is a science which appeals only to the fundamental principals of logic ……………. And yet there are people who find it obscure and they are the majority.” Henri Poincare 1914  As a mathematics educator, this […]

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A new assessment system on the horizon:

November 18, 2011 Assessments, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

What can we expect? How can we plan for success? We began the school-year with the gift of the blue books – the new MA 2011 Curriculum Frameworks – and we have not looked back. Teachers throughout the commonwealth, and nationally, have been engaged in unpacking the standards. Educators are enmeshed in conversations about curriculum […]

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Suggestions for Aligning Curriculum to the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics

October 18, 2011 Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

This fall I am once again awed by the dedication and professionalism of our educators. Teachers throughout the state are embracing the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics. They are energized by the idea of teaching for deep understanding of fewer concepts and for the opportunity to focus on critical understandings at each grade level. […]

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What to do with that new Blue Book?

September 18, 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Returning to School with the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics There is an unmistakable feel to starting a school year that is invigorating – the chill in the air, the brand new pack of markers and materials for school, the buses rolling around town, and the promise of a new year.   Welcome back to […]

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