NebraskaMATH's "Report to Nebraska: 12.2011" and Math in the Middle's "Making an Impact: Final Report 2004-11" have been released and mailed to participating schools and teachers. We are pleased to report on the success of these grants. Download copies of them online. Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/48o
NebraskaMATH February 2012 Newsletter
Omaha Public School teachers and Primarily Math graduates Jill Jenkins and Marni Driessen take on new roles as elementary mathematics coaches. Continue reading…
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is offering new Interactive Institutes dedicated to Algebra readiness for grades 3-8 and Reasoning and Sense Making for grades 9-12. Space is limited, so register early. Continue reading…More details at: http://www.nctm.org/profdev/default.aspx
The University of Illinois-Chicago is offering two free training workshops for teachers interested in leading an after-school "CryptoClub". No prior cryptography experience is required and teachers willing to field test the materials will receive travel reimbursement, stipends and free handbooks. Continue reading…More details at: http://www.math.uic.edu/CryptoClubProject
Despite the number of states that have voluntarily adopted the new standards—set to be implemented by 2014-15—the question remains: what does the public think about the Common Core State Standards? Achieve conducted a poll to gauge public and teacher knowledge of the CCSS. Continue reading…
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, mathematics educator Marilyn Burns worked with a team of colleagues to develop the Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI). This online assessment is available now, free of charge to all teachers.
CSMCE Director of Communications, Lindsay Augustyn, had her baby, William Henry Augustyn, on Jan. 20. Will was 6 pounds and joins big brother Grant. Lindsay will be on maternity leave until April 2. In her absence, please contact Hollie Swanson at 402-472-9312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check this out for an interesting reminder of recent history in education reform. Continue reading…More details at: http://tinyurl.com/8yf5vhn
Jason Vitosh is shown in his Noyce Master Teaching Fellowship polo shirt in front of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Flag in Washington, D.C.
Send us photos wearing your NebraskaMATH or Noyce shirt! Continue reading…
A team of experts (including OPS teacher Connie Colton) has been compiling a set of tasks to promote the development of students' reasoning and sense making for the Common Core State Standards. While they continue to add tasks, their website is now live with many excellent tasks for you to use. Continue reading…More details at: http://www.illustrativemathematics.org
Nanette Kissler is currently part of the Primarily Math program working on her Master of Arts degree in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. Kissler, who teaches 3rd grade at Lincoln Heights, began the program in 2011. Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/rv0
Journal Writing in Mathematics: Exploring the Connections between Math Journals and the Completion of Homework Assignments
by Math in the Middle graduate and Lincoln Public Schools teacher, Cara Walz. Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/bkd
Check out what's happening in your area and make plans to attend! All teachers of mathematics are invited to join in an evening of free food, fellowship and fun. Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/mqg
Updates about Mathematics and Science courses along with courses in math pedagogy, will soon be added to our Nebraska Math & Science Summer Institutes (NMSSI) website. Watch for more information coming soon! Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/67h
We see statistics, mathematics, and research used (and misused) in the news every day. Recently, UNL was designated #9 on the list of "fittest colleges in America". A critical consumer of news wonders: How was this ranking determined? Continue reading…