Formative assessment is a powerful tool for improving teaching and increasing student learning. edWeb.net community, Implementing Common Core Standards in Math, is holding a four-part Formative Assessment Webinar Series that will explore strategies for strengthening the role of formative assessment in mathematics instruction.

The Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Science & Engineering Practices have much in common. The Implementing Common Core Standards in Math community’s summer series of three webinars has been exploring these connections and their implications for instruction, in science, in mathematics, and in integrated STEM experiences.

It’s one of the most important questions math teachers ask every day: how do we engage students in meaningful, enjoyable mathematics? In this webinar for the Adaptive Math Learning community, presenters Zachary Champagne and Tim Hudson shared useful insights about the Mathematical Practices that will help deepen students’ understanding, enjoyment, and success in math class.

Students, especially girls, start losing interest in STEM subjects as early as second grade. As such, early STEM education is critical in order to build and maintain student interest in the STEM disciplines.

A coherent understanding of operations is a critical element of preparing students for success in mathematics in middle and high school. edWeb community, Implementing Common Core Standards in Math, held its final webinar of this series in May. Webinar presenter, Dr. Sara Delano Moore, Ph. D., Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind, shared connections between the operations understanding students build in elementary school and the mathematics to be learned in middle school and secondary school.

Rigor is driven by a balance among conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application. After focusing on conceptual understanding of the operations, teachers must help students use their conceptual understanding to build procedural fluency, both with basic facts and a variety of algorithms.

In this month’s Common Core Standards in Math webinar on edWeb.net, presenter Sara Delano Moore talked about the developmental progression from addition to multiplication. She gave real world examples and practical application strategies to teach students of all ages.

The Core State Standards describe fifteen different types of math problems which can be solved by addition and/or subtraction, most of which are not addressed in textbooks. In this month’s CCSS in Math webinar on edWeb.net, presenter Sara Moore discussed each type of problems in detail.

In the final installment of the Extending Fraction Understanding series presenter Sara Delano Moore talks about fractions in the primary grades. In this hour long session Sara discusses when the foundations of fractions are laid and when the formal study of fractions begins under CCSS. She also talks about how the idea of sharing fairly is an important for early fraction study, and Geometry standards in grades 1 and 2. In addition, this webinar… read more →