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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

The Future of Assessment

February 23, 2015 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Mathematical Musings, 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 […]

Continue Reading

A Reflection on “Why Americans Stink at Mathematics”

January 29, 2015 Mathematical Musings, 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 […]

Continue Reading

Education is the Great Equalizer

December 20, 2014 Mathematical Musings, 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 […]

Continue Reading

Sometimes we are so focused on how we teach, we forget about how they learn.

October 18, 2014 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

In an article recently posted by Grant Wiggins this point is brought home in a powerful way.  A math coach shadows a student for two days and reflects, “I have made a terrible mistake.” He continues to describe his experience of being in the shoes of the student, and suggests several lessons learned during those […]

Continue Reading

2014 – Moving Onward!

January 30, 2014 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

The debate and reaction to the Common Core for State Standards (CCSS) continues to play out in various forums from politics to the media. As Diamond says in her article, Treating Common Core Syndrome, Linda Diamond ,“It is time to shift national intensity from the standards to their implementation, with a focus on curriculum and instruction.” […]

Continue Reading
Stay Updated

Stay Connected!

Get the latest news directly to your inbox!
SUBSCRIBE