In this webinar, third grade teacher Jim Pike demonstrated Mathcraft, a Common Core Math curriculum centered around the popular video game Minecraft that he developed and has been using with his students over the past year. Jim teaches in South Central Los Angeles, where much of the student population is living far below the poverty level.

The Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Science & Engineering Practices have much in common. This three-part webinar series explores 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, 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.

edWeb’s Implementing Common Core Standards in Math community’s summer three-part webinar mini-series explores these connections and their implications for instruction, in science, in mathematics, and in integrated STEM experiences.

Every math educator has seen first-hand evidence that student understanding of mathematics is far from where we’d like it to be. And in the world of EdTech, educators have seen the term “adaptive learning” become increasingly popular as companies try to support student learning in mathematics with new technologies.

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.

This webinar demonstrated how to link multiplication and division problems with the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics describe eighteen different varieties of math problems which can be solved by multiplication and/or division. In a typical textbook, only a handful of these problem varieties are addressed.

Founder and CEO of mSchool, Elliot Sanchez, joins Tim Hudson to discuss his approach to leveraging blended Learning, formative assessment, meeting the diverse needs of all students, Common Core State Standards, and digital learning technologies.

The largest, most difficult, and most impactful “shift” in Common Core and other “Next Generation” learning standards is the recognition that students must be able to perform at a deeper level of cognition – literally, “depth of knowledge”. In mathematics, the majority (~80%) of Common Core and similar standards in mathematics establish “Depth of Knowledge 2: Skills & Concepts” as the most common level of student performance.

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.

In the second session of PBS LearningMedia’s series on edWeb.net, presenters Carolyn Jacobs and Jane Porath discussed the Middle School Literacy collection of lessons. Jane shared her application of the lessons in her own classroom, as well as examples of student work. The session also included samples of videos that are included in the lessons and a preview of the website.

The Common 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 webinar, presenter Sara Moore discussed each type of problem in detail. Using real time sharing, Sara gave interactive examples of these problems with common symbols such and bunnies and apples.

In this webinar, Matthew Winner, a teacher librarian in Maryland, showed attendees how the Nintendo Wii can be used as an instructional tool in the K-7 math classroom. The Nintendo Wii is the most prevalent gaming console in history, with more than 100 million consoles sold worldwide, and hundreds and thousands of hours in Wii gameplay.

Knowing mathematics means understanding what the operations mean, not just memorizing facts. In this webinar, Dr. Sara Delano Moore talked about building conceptual understanding of multiplication and division. She gave relative examples of different ways to look at terminology.

In this webinar, Dr. Sara Delano Moore looked at strategies for incorporating application in the mathematics classroom. Sara also reviewed a STEM project and discussed the applications of mathematics.

Learning by doing: The common denominator for success with fractions. Conceptual understanding of Fractions is one predictor of overall student achievement, so it’s no surprise fractions instruction is a focus area of the new standards. This instructional shift is forcing educators to seek out resources specifically built to address this change.

What are key ideas in number sense and operations (adding and subtracting) that primary students need to understand? How can real-world contexts help them understand these ideas?

How can you incorporate Math into other core subjects such as Science and Technology for students in the younger grades? Presenter Sara Moore shared how these subjects provide an excellent platform for building number sense in measurement and using data in the primary grades.

In this webinar, presenter Crystal Kirch talked about flipping the math classroom. She shared her experience transition from traditional methods to flipped learning and tips for educators who are starting the process. She also discussed key topics and ideas to focus on while flipping.

It’s a fact: without skills practice over the summer break, students can lose 30% of the knowledge they gained during the previous school year. In this webinar, presenter Kevin Dykema explored strategies that can help you overcome summer slide. He gave examples of how you can get started with the school year and build in review time along the way.

Family Math Nights are a fun and interactive way to encourage parents to practice math education at home. In this webinar, presenter Stephanie Shultz shared tips for hosting a successful Math Night.

Transitioning to the Common Core Standards requires teachers to use new methods that emphasize a conceptual understanding of Math. In this webinar, presenter John SanGiovanni discussed best practices for implementing these methods.