Promote Deep and Purposeful Learning

April 25, 2017 Mathematical Musings, News, Summer Courses, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

“There has never been a more important time to teach young people to suspend judgment, weigh evidence, consider multiple perspectives, and speak up with wisdom and grace on behalf of themselves and others.” —  Mary Ehrenworth, Why Argue?, February 2017 This quote shared by Annie Fretter at the NCTM conference this April resonates loudly with me. Some […]

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6 Web-Based Resources to Ignite Mathematical Learning

February 15, 2017 Mathematical Musings, Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments

January Resources. “Ignition is how you snare your students as soon as they enter your classroom. It sets the stage for numerate learning; it also sets the tone for mathematical fervor … What matters is that Ignition is meaningful, highly engaging, and thought provoking and that it always promotes deep thinking.” Pearse & Walton, 2011. […]

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Counting

October 7, 2016 Mathematical Musings, Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments

The importance of counting can not be underestimated as children acquire numerical  reasoning. The resources this month focus on counting – from the very young to some interesting problems for our older learners! FEATURED WEBSITE: “Counting Activities for Kids” – Find a year’s worth of counting fun! EARLY CHILDHOOD More Counting Spots Activities: School Time Snippets: How […]

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December Math Problems

December 15, 2015 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, Mathematical Musings, Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Problems of the Month: Early Childhood Tasks: Candles have been used for light and to illuminate man’s celebrations for more than 5,000 years. During December, many celebrations involve lighting candles. Here are some candle problems for you to consider: Jackson lights a candle at 2:00 and it burns until 5:00. How many hours did his […]

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November Resources for Math Teachers

November 2, 2015 Mathematical Musings, Monthly Resources for Math Educators by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Looney Math Consulting offers resources for math educators in the form of word problems, book recommendations and helpful links. Math Resources Website: Search RICH TASKS by grade level at Yummy Math Yummy Math provides teachers with an easy way to bring real-life into their math classrooms. When math is explored in contexts that are familiar […]

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