“My Students Can’t Do That”

October 1, 2017 Mathematical Musings, News, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

“My Students Can’t Do That” What is your reaction to that statement? How does this connect with your belief about education? When watching a webinar by Andrew Gael this summer, this slide was presented and the impact, for me, was jarring. These are words I never want to hear. This belief system prevents forward momentum. […]

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“When you design curriculum for the average you design for no one”

August 31, 2017 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments
Ban the AverageTodd Rose, Harvard Graduate School of Educator faculty member, takes up this rally call in his 2014 TedX talk. If you haven’t watched this talk, you can find it here, and it is well worth the 18 minutes to fully hear his delivery of the message.Rose talks about how in 1952 the air [...]
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Math Picture Books: Mathematicians

June 27, 2017 Mathematical Musings, Monthly Resources for Math Educators, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

At LMC we love using picture books during math class or incorporating math themed books into the reading block. This post is the first in a series that will highlight some of our favorite books to use with students. In chapter two of her book Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You Had, Tracy Zager […]

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“Mathy” Things to Promote the Joy of Math

June 9, 2017 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Last night, Looney Math Consulting hosted the 2nd Annual Nancy Davis Welch Memorial PD. The theme of the evening was the “Joy of Mathematics”. Over fifty attendees had the opportunity to explore math joyfully and hear a keynote from Dr. Susan Looney and then from three fantastic speakers (Drs. Kate Marin, Hilary Kreisberg and Matthew […]

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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, Updates for Math Educators - News 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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