Archive for March, 2015


Independent Common Core Math Curriculum Reviews

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
EdReports.org graphic

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I’m pleased to report that an independent non-profit organization, EdReports.org, is reviewing new Common Core math curricula. I sometimes get asked about my opinion about the different options, but it’s hard to respond when there are so many new materials that I haven’t seen, and I am only one person. While the reviews don’t address every curriculum, they do address many of the available Common Core options. If your district is considering adopting a curriculum, please consider the detailed reports here.

They also have a graphic that shows the alignment in a visual format. Click the thumbnail to view it.

To toot my own horn a bit, Eureka Math (also available on engageny.org), of which I was on the second and fifth grade writing teams, is getting the highest praise of any of the curricula reviewed so far here, especially at the elementary level. I am no longer connected with the company, or any curriculum company, for that matter, so you can believe me when I say that I joined the teams because of the quality of their approach, pedagogy, and curriculum team excellence. While there are still kinks to work out, I think the curriculum is top quality.

In case you are interested in professional development, I do offer that to schools and other groups. Please feel free to contact me to inquire.

Getcher Epic Pi Day T-shirt Here!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Pi Day Shirt on Zazzle

Pi Day Shirt on Zazzle

Hot off the presses, a new design is available to celebrate Pi Day 2015! Order soon to get yours in time, or order yours later to commemorate the fact you were there.

They could also make great prizes for Pi Day celebrations, drawings, or math fairs! Shirts in many colors, mugs, hats, even baby-wear and ties are available.

Free Downloadable Pi Poster

Free Downloadable Pi Poster

If you would just like a freebie, download my Pi Poster. And for classroom activities, visit this site to get them for $1.99.

Happy Epic Pi Day!!

        
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