Math matters question of the month


“What are you focusing on in your professional learning communities in mathematics? What types of evidence/artifacts do you use in your professional learning communities to move your student’s learning forward?”

Kentucky Teachers Respond to October’s Math Matters question of the month: “In the upcoming months, which topics would you like to read about or be provided with information about in the Kentucky Teacher mathematics section?”

“I would enjoy reading about some fun and inexpensive family math night activities.

– Tonda Thompson, Albany Elementary School (Clinton County)

“How are content coaching days going? How to differentiate in a large middle school or high school math classroom.

“Samples of standards-based grading in Infinite Campus. Teachers understand the idea of standards-based grading – get the rationale, get the scoring when we still use a 100 point scale – but what are samples of grade structures set up in Infinite Campus using standards-based grading?

“Sample communications to parents to clarify standards-based grading reporting.

“Conferences – not just National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. What other opportunities are available with other organizations?

“Elementary formative assessment lesson usage – anyone using ours with success? (K-5)”

– Natalee Feese, Fayette County Public School District

“Maybe each month pick one strand of the standards and show how it grows in rigor from K to 12. Talk about the rigor and how to model a standard of choice in high school. Intervention strategies for high school Algebra 2. Research based teaching strategies for particular high school standards.”

– Beth Roberts, Henderson County High School

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