The first resource came to me from an article in Education Week (link here). The article discusses the work that educators are doing within the state of Utah (along with their department of education) to write their own e-textbooks that are aligned with the Common Core. These e-texts will be available online for all math educators to use... at no charge. In fact, two-thirds of the Algebra I e-text is already available online for anyone to use. The project has been called the Mathematics Vision Project. One special note... the State of Utah is one of two states that have adopted the Integrated Math model as opposed to the Traditional framework that NYS and others have adopted.
The second resource is from Dan Meyer for Algebra and Geometry teachers. Dan's Algebra curriculum is posted here. His Geometry curriculum is posted here.
The third resource is a nice virtual graphing calculator that allows teachers/students to enter equations in an easy manner to view how the graph reacts to changes made. The desmos graphing calculator resource can be found here,
Check out the new page that was recently added- Math Sprints Table of Contents for grades K-6 (main tab on the left side of this page). More information can be found on his website www.teacherbilldavidson.com
November 26-29, Patrick and I (Erin) will be attending training in Albany on the modules. I just saw in a survey the following information:
November's NTI will focus on the following learning goals that we are asking you to measure your current understanding of in the following questions. At the conclusion of the training, participants attending will receive two exemplar modules which cover:
-Grade 2, Module 3: Place Value, Counting and Comparison of Numbers to 1000
-Grade 5, Module 3: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Fractions
This information is typically posted on Engageny during the training. We will take time during the December 6th Elementary Forum to examine these modules. I just wanted to give you a heads up.
We will also be receiving training on the Middle School modules. I don't believe that a full module will be released for 6-8 grade yet, but I have heard that a map of the modules will be provided. Hopefully, we will get some sample/demo lessons, but we will have to wait and see. We'll be sure to pass along the information to you as soon as we know more.
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