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Archive for the ‘Mathematics’ Category

Math is logical, functional and just … awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)

Using daring displays of algorithmic trickery, lightning calculator and number wizard Arthur Benjamin mesmerizes audiences with mathematical mystery and beauty.


Achieve the Core–Resources

Math and literacy resources to achieve the common core curriculum.

“We invite educators and people curious about the Common Core State Standards to explore what the site has to offer, including hundreds of math and literacy resources for teachers, resources for leaders who are putting college and career readiness standards into action in their own schools, and opportunities to become an advocate for the Common Core.” –AchievetheCore


Understanding Language Initiative: Open Source Mathematics Materials for English Language Learners Released

Sender: Tina Cheuk

Stanford, CA. Stanford University’s Understanding Language (UL) initiative launches a set of new, open source mathematics materials designed for teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs). Designed to illustrate how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics can be used for ELL instruction, each lesson in the Supporting ELLs in Mathematics package is extensively annotated for classroom use with ELL students. Materials cover three grade spans (elementary, middle and high school) and include Principles for Mathematics Instruction and Guidelines for Design of Mathematics Instruction and Materials, together with templates for teachers to design their own tasks to support mathematics learning and language development for ELLs.

ELLs now comprise more than one in ten of the nation’s school-aged students. Crucial to these students’ academic success is their access to teaching that reflects the CCSS’ emphasis on…

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