Appetizers Take A Long Time

Dear Claire, For the last three weeks, we’ve started class each day with an Appetizer; something quick and accessible to every student to get the math juices flowing. Last week’s Visual Pattern was a textbook example of how I hope Appetizers get students...

Visual Patterns – Week 2

Dear Claire, I stumbled (re-stumbled?) upon Fawn’s post about the first two days. Sprinkled with her usual wit and ornery charm, the visual pattern process struck me, especially since we’re hitting that hard next week as we “create equations and...

Common Corgi: Mascot of Common Core

Marcia and I were discussing the need for a Common Core mascot this morning. She’s a dog person, so we came up with… The Common Corgi. Submitted by Matt Enlow: Got an idea? Tell me about it:   ~Matt “My Corgi Is Not Common”...