Bringing the Mathematical Practices
into the Classroom
This issue of the Math Solutions Online Newsletter is focused on providing you information and free resources to help you transition to the Common Core. Read about bringing mathematical practices into the classroom in our feature article written by Julie McNamara (Math Solutions Development Manager and Author) and Patty Clark (Math Solutions Associate Director of Professional Development), watch short video clips on the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and refer to our Learning Outcomes chart.
We are also very excited to announce that six new resources are available. This newsletter also includes free lessons, including How Far Away? (Grades K–2), Balancing Number Puzzles (Grade 4) and A Rumor in the Classroom (Grades 6–9).
We hope the ideas in this issue will help you make a difference in your classroom, school, or district. We look forward to receiving your feedback.
At Math Solutions, we’ve been transforming instruction for almost 30 years. Now the same strategies and methods we use for supporting effective math instruction are embodied in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Transitioning to the Common Core:Julie McNamara, Math Solutions Development Manager and Author
What Teachers Need to Know NOW
Patty Clark, Math Solutions Associate Director of Professional Development
As of April 2012, 45 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands, have already officially adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and many pilot schools across the country are beginning to implement the standards in their classrooms.
Find out what you need to know to transition to the Common Core.
> Read the full article
> Watch video clips on the Standards of Mathematical Practice
> Refer to Math Solutions Learning Outcomes chart
Lessons from the ClassroomThis issue features classroom-tested lessons from Math Solutions in a ready-to-teach format that you can use immediately with your students.
Download these new Math Solutions lessons
> Share your lesson with our readers
New Books & Resources
2012 AEP FinalistsMath Solutions is pleased to announce that Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action (Golden Lamp: Professional Development) and INFORMative Assessment (DAA Professional Development: Methodology) have been named as finalists in the 2012 AEP Awards. Honoring excellence and innovation in the education community, the Awards are the longest-running and most highly regarded recognition program in the industry.
> Read entire press release
Join Math Solutions during the month of May as we celebrate our favorite teachers! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn how you can nominate a great math teacher to win a Teacher Appreciation Prize Pack full of Math Solutions goodies! We'll pick one winner every weekday and, at the end of the month, one of those teachers will win the grand prize—a complete K–8 library of our publications, including 4 of our newest releases (a $3,600 value)!
> Tell us about your favorite math teacher
Conferences and EventsThank you for visiting Math Solutions at NCTM and NCSM
in Philadelphia, PA!
> View pictures from NCTM and NCSM
> Download presentation slides from recent conferences
> View conferences and events calendar