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Posted by on April 04 2019 at 3:32 PM
This is a continuation of my previous blog post, where I recounted what I learned from this past year's National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference in Washington, D.C. In the first post, I compared my NCTM experiences to a nearby museum. In this one, I compare them to an opportunity granted to HMH employees. Not knowing what it would involve but craving a classroom experience, in late 2017 I signed up for an HMH class titled "Learning Creative Learning." It was a survey…
Posted by on March 27 2019 at 4:39 PM
A few weeks back, I was in Washington, D.C., for this year's National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference--by far the largest annual math education conference. Being in D.C., there was one attraction I made a point to see: The National Portrait Gallery. In particular, I wanted to see one work by Kehinde Wiley, an artist mostly known for painting enormous and ultra-realistic portraits of African-Americans surrounded by rich, ornate patterns.Former President Barack Obama…
Posted by Holly Burwell on September 26 2018 at 3:40 PM
Too often I find that teachers are stuck while getting started in Do The Math. How can I trust the data I have in order to help me make placement decisions? Whether you have Math Inventory or not, there are a couple things to keep in mind when you get ready to place students.  1.      What data do I have available? If you are a district that uses Math Inventory, this may be your starting point for determining placement into Do The Math. Because it's a…