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# Category Archives: Everyday Math

## Alternative Algorithms – Part 2

Here is a link to the Everyday Math computation page, including information about their focus algorithms. I took part in some staff development today that reinforced the importance of students developing algorithms as a product of conceptual understanding. Everyday Mathematics … Continue reading

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Tagged alternative algorithms, everyday math, Teaching
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## Alternative Algorithms

A student who recently came into our district from Australia shared this method of subtraction with me this morning when I was working with her in class. It was new to me, but it works. Unfortunately she was unable to … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices, Everyday Math, Teaching, Thinking/Cognition
Tagged alternative algorithms
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## Overwhelmed!

I promised to blog while I was at the NCTM National Conference…but I bet you can guess by the title that I was a bit overwhelmed! There were so many things to do and see – I didn’t even come close to … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices, Conferences, Everyday Math, Math/Literacy Connections, Real-life Mathematics, Teaching, Technology
Tagged NCSM, NCTM, Twitter
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## Sometimes you just can’t find math in real life…

Last week I was working with a fourth grade class that was exploring geometric solids. They were asked to do a scavenger hunt in the classroom to find examples of each different solid – square and triangular pyramids, cylinders, cones, cubes, … Continue reading

Posted in Connections, Everyday Math, Real-life Mathematics, Teaching
Tagged geometry, real-life math, Toblerone, Twitter
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## Everyday Math and the CCSS

As you know, Connecticut has adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. You may be wondering how Everyday Math will respond to the changeover – which is happening in most states in the country. Below is the text of … Continue reading

Posted in Common Core Standards, Everyday Math
Tagged common core standards, everyday math
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