Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Common Core Math Inspiration

Long time, no post. Stumbled across a link from an elementary math wiki for a school in North Carolina. It contained numerous links to helpful common core documents, over views, vertical continuums, and critical standards. It also contained a Glogster with a link to an 11 minute Dan Meyer YouTube video that was very inspirational and helped to reassure me that the common core roll out for next year isn't something to worry or stress over, but rather, to be excited and renewed as a teacher. It reminded me that our Georgia math frameworks have prepared us to move professionally in the direction of appropriate math instruction: to question students, to allow students to discuss and develop algorithms and explore multiple solutions, and to think critically and creatively about authentically applicable problems. Am going to be looking more into Dan Meyer's blog! :)