Category Archives: Assessments

Making Math Tougher?

A state wide math final. . . .this bothers me. . . .it bothers me so much. I had to take a test to become a licensed teacher. I even had to take a test to be highly qualified to … Continue reading

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Math Common Core Standards

I went to a math conference today where they talked about the Common Core Standards that are being implemented across the United States. There are many thoughts on this. I thing some great things will be coming with the Math … Continue reading

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April 8, 2011 (I know, real original)

This week we had state math assessments. I was so nervous going into them that I got a kink in my neck. Stress got the best of me, but I kept working through. Kids did fine though. I wish they … Continue reading

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Difficult Math Problems

I went searching for a fun math video on YouTube. The top one that showed up was the Ma and Pa Kettle Math. First, it’s a great video. It cracks me up every time. It is very true though. If … Continue reading

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Student-Centered Learning

With three quarters of the school year now complete, and the ever lovely state assessment coming in three weeks, I decided to try something a little different in my classes. In my first math class today, I have 6th and … Continue reading

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The Many Roles of Teachers

This week at school was an interesting one. First, on Monday I had a scheduled day off. I had several appointments set up and was happy to sleep in until 8:30. As I was waking up, I looked at the … Continue reading

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Is Every Student Equal?

This week we are doing state assessments. We all know what they are and they have unfortunately become a part of the school year. In some schools it seems that all students do is test, so are they really learning? … Continue reading

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