# Archive for March, 2012

## More Great Common Core Resources

Here is another great link to help unpack the CCSS. Indiana has created these detailed resources (scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page on that site). They have a variety of resources worth looking through. They have curriculum mapped out the units of study which are informative because they have the big ideas, essential questions, the vocabulary, the misconceptions, the practices and the content all mapped. Even if you are not using the same program, it is a worthy example of mapping out your own units of study because the content and practices are all the same. Indiana has also put up documents for each grade around the specific content domains with the Standards, Mathematical Practices, Explanations, and Examples. Check it out!

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Dr. Nicki

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## Math Center Storage Ideas

Teachers are always looking for ways to design efficient and functional math center storage areas. Here are some great ideas from different classrooms.

Idea 1 – Great Dice Storage Idea for Individual and Partner Games

Idea 2 – General Dice Storage

Idea 3 – Center Drawers

Idea 4 – Center Drawers

Idea 5 – More Drawers

Idea 6 -Coffee Can Centers w/downloadable labels

Idea 7 – Folders

Idea 8 -Tri Fold Centers

Idea 9 – Numbered Cubby Storage

Idea 10 – Literacy and Math Center Buddies

Idea 11 – Basket and Baggie Storage

Idea 12 -Plastic Containers

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Dr. Nicki

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## Math Resource Bank

Here is a wide variety of math resources by standards. Rockingham school district has found a very interesting and helpful way to set up a resource bank.

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Dr. Nicki

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## Some More Illustrated Math Vocabulary Cards

Here are some new vocabulary cards that I recently found.

Have a look!

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## A k-3 Assessment Bank

Here is something I stumbled upon recently. It has some quick, easy ongoing assessments for k-3. You have to look at them because they are all aligned to the West Virginia Standards. But they have some good ones that also align to the CCSS. Check it out!

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Dr. Nicki

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## Some interesting assessment stuff

Here is a link to some interesting assessment organizers. Look under Math Tools and Resources.

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Dr. Nicki

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## More Math Common Core Resources

Here are three other sites to get lots of Math Common Core Resources! I wish this stuff was all in one place!

Resource 2 (Math Common Core Coalition)

Resource 3

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## Math Common Core Livebinders!

Here is a great place if you want to get a peek at what others are doing with the new Math Common Core! Look in their livebinders! Livebinders are like virtual “3 ring notebooks.” There is some really interesting stuff in them! Take a look.

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Dr. Nicki

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## Happy Spring! Math Ideas to Leap into Spring!

Happy Spring! Make some ice cream. It is a fun, interdisciplinary, standards based activity. The students can measure, write and do an experiment. I have done this a few times and it is always a delightful, delicious, dandy way to spend the day.

You can do it a few ways. I would always get parent volunteers though. You could do it as a whole class, with everyone following along step by step. Or, you could do it as one of your math center activities. I would do a few lessons before actually making the ice cream. I would do a graph of favorite types of ice cream (the students would get to flavor their ice cream with their choice). I might do a social studies lesson on how ice cream gets from the cow to the cone. Of course we would talk about the science of making the ice cream. We would absolutely write about the process. Here are some resource to get started:)

Do it! Let me know how it goes! Have fun!

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## Spring Math!

Here are 5 great spring math sites.

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Dr. Nicki Newton

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