NebraskaMATH Newsletter - December 2013

Shelby Aaberg, Scottsbluff High School; Danielle Buhrman, Grand Island Senior High; Alicia Davis, Scott Middle School, LPS; Katie Garcia, Bryan High School, OPS; Jill Luschen, Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School, OPS; Dan Schaben, Arapahoe Public School; K
Shelby Aaberg, Scottsbluff High School; Danielle Buhrman, Grand Island Senior High; Alicia Davis, Scott Middle School, LPS; Katie Garcia, Bryan High School, OPS; Jill Luschen, Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School, OPS; Dan Schaben, Arapahoe Public School; K

Seven Noyce teachers earn National Board Certification

Seven Nebraska middle and high school mathematics teachers who are NSF Robert Noyce Master Teaching Fellows earned National Professional Board Certification during the 2013 application cycle. Continue reading…

MATH 805T will be offered online this spring

NMSSI 2013: Math 805T in ScottsbluffTo help meet the needs of teachers who wish to take graduate courses designed for mathematics teachers, but whose busy schedules require flexible scheduling in order to make this happen, the UNL Department of Mathematics is offering mathematics courses for teachers online on a regular basis. Continue reading…

2013 Babies!

2013 Babies!It has become a NebraskaMATH tradition for our December newsletter to welcome new babies born into the NebraskaMATH community. Enjoy these adorable photos of NebraskaMATH teachers' babies born in 2013. Continue reading…

PISA results: The current hot topic in education

Top scorers on the 2012 PISA.You have likely seen the headlines lamenting US students' performance on the 2012 PISA results. You may also have read articles decrying China's reporting practices. A Google search of "PISA results 2012" yields 1,270,000 results. Clearly a LOT of information is out there. What do we make of it? Continue reading…

Resource: 'High-Yield Routines for Grades K-8'

Resource: 'High-Yield Routines for Grades K-8'Today's classrooms are full of routines. Although we often think of routines as being used for organization, they can also be used to enhance instruction. High-Yield Routines for Grades K–8 discusses seven easily implemented mathematical routines that may be used effectively at many levels. Continue reading…

High school performance may predict salary

Think twice before skipping your geometry homework. The further you get in high-school math, the better you're likely to fare in the labor market.
Students who complete higher levels of math in high school experience lower rates of unemployment and receive higher salaries, on average. Continue reading…

EdWeek Commentary: The paradox of classroom boredom

Why do students drop out? An oft-cited 2006 study by the public-policy firm Civic Enterprises asked then-high-school dropouts that question and came up with unsurprising answers. Nearly half of them-47 percent-said that classes were boring, and 69 percent said that school just didn't motivate them. Continue reading…

Teaching geometry according to CCSSM

Professor Emeritus Hung-Hsi Wu from the University of California, Berkeley, posted these PDFs on his website about geometry and the common core. These are designed to help teachers, especially high school teachers, to negotiate the geometry standards in CCSSM. Continue reading…

Calculation Nation Game: Ker-Splash!

Search for the Ker-Splash game!Dive into math fun as you grab tokens, combine like terms, and use your algebra skills! Increase the coefficients to maximize your score when the secret values of the variables are revealed. Play Ker-Splash on Calculation Nation® today! Continue reading…

Flipped teaching comes to PD for educators

How do you provide PD that's neither overwhelming for new teachers nor repetitive for seasoned teachers? The flipped instructional model is being incorporated into professional development for teachers to help solve this, said a former principal at the ASCD conference. Continue reading…

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