Yearly Archives: 2016

The future of CLIME

CLIME (The Council for Technology in Math Education) is an affiliate of NCTM with the mission to: Empower math communities to improve the teaching and learning of math through the use of dynamic tools in a Web 2.0 world Last night members of CLIME and other interested people attended a meeting of CLIME to discuss […]

Making Mathematical Ideas Explicit

If you or your students are going to talk about mathematical ideas in your class, it is critical that everyone understands the idea being discussed otherwise they are less likely to either remember it or be able to participate in the discussion. Every time you or your students make logical leaps when explaining mathematical ideas, […]

Why Instructional Routines?

In our project, we organized our work this past year around the use of instructional routines (née instructional activities) with teachers. Our curriculum work has been largely focused on instructional routines, our professional development activities have been focused on instructional routines, our school-based work in some cases has shifted to focus on supporting teams using instructional […]

Teaching Problems or Teaching Mathematics

  On the day before I first started teaching, the district coordinator came to me and handed me a piece of paper with twenty questions on it. “Here’s what you have to teach, David. If your students can answer all twenty of these questions by the end of the year, you will be fine.” Needless […]

Planning Lessons

When I first started planning lessons, each lesson took ages to plan. I don’t really remember exactly what I wrote except that usually the lessons were based on choosing example problems to go over, producing a worksheet for students to work on, and assigning homework questions. Eventually I finally had some textbooks for students and […]