Claudine Ramos

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Investing in Innovation Pays Off for Math Students

This week, Cisco will receive the National Partner in Innovation Award from MIND Research Institute, based in Southern California.<p>We are honored, but that’s not what is most important.<p>While many such awards are given annually by nonprofits to recognize their donors, this award actually acknowledges …

Stop bashing teachers. It’s up to all of us to improve kids’ math skills

It feels like we in math education have been thrown into a hurricane. Is what we do in Canada broken? Are we falling perilously behind other countries as a result of the ways that we teach and prepare our students? Contrary to the stories of doom and gloom that we are hearing, our mathematics …

Mathematics

Are our kids failing in maths because they can’t read?

There has been a lot of hand-wringing about mathematics lately. According to national and international testing we are not getting any better at it …

Mathematics

Will Studying Math Make You Richer?

A Fed study says yes. You should be smart enough to be skeptical—especially if you studied math.<p>Students who advance further in high school math have higher wages and are less likely to be unemployed, according to a new study from the Cleveland Fed. So when Noah Smith and Miles Kimball say there is …

How I Help All My Students to Be Good at Math

A math teacher explains how she emphasizes effort over achievement.<p>As a mathematics educator for the last seven years, I can attest that most folks believe they either are or are not “math people.” And that idea of innate math ability is very harmful to both those who believe they possess it and to …

5 Terms We Need to Rethink in Education

I was inspired by this Medium post from Bryan Alexander , going through some terms on “Educational Technology”, that may be misconstrued or used …

Professional Development ideas

Professional development is constantly listed as a major factor in improving teaching and learning. Effective professional development is not always …

Centers in High School Math?

I recently took a position at an Early College High School that is opening in my town. I'll be the only math teacher the first year, and I'll be …

“Worst Problem Ever!”

A few years ago I was teaching a 6/7 split class. We had been exploring surface area and volume of prisms (rectangular so far), but were quite early …

Never Skip the Closing of the Lesson

Once again, Tracy Zager has pushed us to think about our teaching. In her recent talk at #TMC16 Tracy asked us to consider what it means to “close …

#ObserveMe

A teacher who doesn’t collaborate works on an isolated island. When this lack of collaboration permeates an entire school, teachers more closely …

Curricular Coherence in the Age of Open Educational Resources

<b>By Matt Larson</b>, NCTM President<br>August 22, 2016<p>From its very founding, NCTM has actively promoted the use of high-quality curricular materials to …

Seeking Challenges in Math

I was working with a grade 7 teacher and his students a while back. The teacher came to me with an interesting problem, his students were doing quite …

Teaching

How do you give feedback?

There seems to be a lot of research telling us how important feedback is to student performance, however, there’s little discussion about how we give …

Teaching

The power of having more than one right answer: Ambiguity in math class - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

<b>By Christopher Danielson, posted September 26, 2016 —</b><p>For many students and teachers, math class is a place of great certainty. One plus one equals …

Exit Cards – What do yours look like?

Classrooms that have moved toward a problem-based model often wrestle with the idea of individual accountability. If we offer tasks that are worked …

Starting where our students are….. with THEIR thoughts

A common trend in education is to give students a diagnostic in order for us to know where to start. While I agree we should be starting where our …

Teaching