A few weeks ago, my oldest son got on the bus for his first day of 1st grade, which means he’s trading in his beach towel, bicycle, and popsicle-stained t-shirts for his book bag, pencils, and, hopefully, some clean shirts. It also means my hectic but rewarding summer PD schedule has come to a close. But most of all, it means that I’m filled with optimism and hope, not just for my son and his classmates, but for all the teachers, support staff, and administrators who I’ve worked with over the past four […]
The Eureka Math team is very excited about our upcoming events at NCTM in Boston. It’s important to us that our exhibit booth represents who we really are – classroom teachers dedicated to providing children with rigorous, engaging mathematical experiences. In alignment with our philosophy, we have developed a plan that keeps students at the heart of our work. Our booth is designed to have the look and feel of a classroom; most importantly, groups of students will join us in the booth to participate in live […]
One of the things I most enjoy as part of the Eureka team is getting to know teachers and administrators who are using the Eureka Math curriculum. The enthusiasm and appreciation they often express is contagious, and it’s thrilling to hear their reports of students and teachers becoming better mathematicians each day.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2015 conference in Boston next month is another great event where we look forward to making new connections with members of the Eureka community. More than 20 of […]
I recently attended a New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) meeting in Albany to talk with union representatives and members about Eureka Math, which is widely in use in classrooms across New York. My colleagues (Marianne Strayton and Catriona Anderson) and I were a little cautious. With so much misinformation about the Common Core State Standards circulating in the media and elsewhere, we didn’t quite know what to expect that Saturday morning.
Standards aren’t the same as curriculum. Standards are goals, or grade-level expectations for […]
When do you know you really understand something? One test is to see if you can explain it to someone else—well enough that they understand it. Great Minds Inc.’s teachers and scholars have written math curriculum for New York students and teachers that routinely requires students to “turn and talk” and explain the math they learned to their peers.
That is because the goal of the curriculum on EngageNY is to produce students who are not merely literate, but fluent, in mathematics. […]