Celebrating Excellence

November 18, 2016 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Excellence is never an accident. It is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution, and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.   It is 8:30 on a typical day at Parker Elementary School in Quincy. A school with 325 students, 49% of the students are identified as economically disadvantaged,  81% […]

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Respond to Student Thinking, Not Their Needs.

October 7, 2016 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

Happy October – one of my favorite times of year in education. By now, classroom teachers have routines in place and have gotten to know their students. Schools start to have that familiar hum of learning as we roll through the crisp fall days. Armed with routines and familiarity, teachers work diligently to move student’s […]

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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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