Tag Archives: Math


The Interconnected Nature of the Metric System

The Interconnected Nature of the Metric System

If you think back to your initial instruction regarding the metric system, you probably remember sitting in an elementary classroom, staring at a series of colorful posters on a wall.  Each one denoted a different prefix used as metric units of measure magnified by powers of 10. Your teacher likely had you practice metric conversions


Gettin’ Triggy with It – Using Digital Interactives to Introduce Trigonometric Graphing

The concept of graphing trigonometric functions contains one of the biggest shifts in mathematical thought for students in secondary mathematics. Students have just been introduced to radian measure after years of working with degree measure. The unit circle is unveiled on the coordinate plane and students are taught that the coordinates of points along its circumference can be represented as


Future@Now: A New Math Experience

For decades, math education has been a lightning rod for controversy. As educators, experts, and policymakers have debated the “right” way to teach mathematics, American students continue to lag further behind their international peers and superintendents and Boards of Education continue to search for solutions. The most recent NAEP scores show that only one-quarter of


Back in the Classroom – Instruction With Digital Resources

“An organization can only become the-best-version-of-itself to the extent that the people who drive that organization are striving to become better-versions-of-themselves.” – Matthew Kelly, The Dream Manager Recently I had the chance to teach students at one middle school in Alan B. Shepard Middle School. I was a 7th grade math teacher that day, and


JOIN TONIGHT! “Standards for Mathematical Practice: They’re Not Just for Students!”

FREE PD Virtual Event: Standards for Mathematical Practice: They’re Not Just for Students! This session will examine the mathematical practices in classroom tasks with an emphasis on how teachers can use the practices to deepen our own content knowledge and to improve our instruction. Example tasks will span K-12. Presented by: Christopher Danielson Normandale Community


Meet Marco: An Amazing Educator With An Amazing Resource

Last week I was in Albuquerque Public Schools working with a group of high school students who are members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee (SAC). Each of the 18 SAC members invited a teacher to attend a day of learning and professional development focused on Discovery Education. We spent the day with the teachers