Monthly Archives: April 2015
Solving Equations using Algebra Tiles This a a good Common Core YouTube video on using algebra tiles to solve equations . Check it out.
Making greeting cards takes on a whole new meaning when multiple-meaning words are involved! Discuss with students possible ways that a multiple-meaning word could cause a misunderstanding. Allow volunteers to share their experiences. Next, explain that each child will create … Continue reading
Parental Responsibility for Learning. Education should be a partnership between teachers, family and community. Unfortunately, the last two have been given a pass, leaving the entire burden on teachers. During the 28 years that I taught English in the same … Continue reading
Connecticut Union Offers Proposal to End Common-Core Tests. The Connecticut chapter of the National Education Association is proposing legislation that would do away with assessments administered by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and replace them with “progress tests,” the union announced March … Continue reading
Math Consultant: Smarter Balanced Math Tests Have ‘Egregious Flaws’. In a recent critique of Smarter Balanced’s online practice tests for mathematics,educational consultant Steven Rasmussen argues that the assessments are “a quagmire of poor technological design, poor interaction design, and poor mathematical design” that … Continue reading