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Mental Math of 45 x 25

Wow. I suck at this #MTBoS30 thing. Couple days ago I tweeted this out because my kids were working on the same one. Thousands of folks — okay, maybe 7 or so people — responded, and I thought it’d be fun to see what some common and not-so-common strategies were. Most common (22 people): (40 x 25) + […]

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MathTalks.net

My old math talks site needed to die. It was riddled with missing image icons and plagued by shitty formatting. I had to fix the main blog and do other things, so this could wait. Only 2 or 3 people in the universe were checking it out anyway. Although traffic to math talks is low to nil, I’m really fond of it. […]

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Pacing Guide

For someone who has openly admitted to not following curriculum pacing guides, I sure spent a ridiculous amount of time churning one out. Our middle school is adopting CPM Core Connections 1, 2, and 3. Aside from our own reviews, the decision to go with CPM were also based on: Desmos is embedded in many lessons Other teachers’ reviews, […]

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Math Talks and 180 Days Restored

It often takes just one teacher* to ask me to do something — like putting the sites back up — that motivates me like no other. Because I know that if I could do this for this one teacher, then I’m doing this for his students. I have heard a few teachers say, “I’m not sharing my stuff […]

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I Can’t Afford Not To

When I share with teachers what my students do outside of the textbook/curriculum, I get the familiar and reasonable concern from them that there’s not enough time to cover the content as is, how is it possible to do “other stuff,” such as: Math Munch Problem Solving (weekly, in-class, group) Math Talks (including Visual Patterns) My reasons for […]

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