Author Archives: paulaniceto

Layers Of Differentiated Assessment In Math Class

The York Region District School Board recently posted a YouTube video describing the “Comprehensive Math Program”.  Watch all 4.5 minutes of it. It is worth it. There are a number of important ideas, concepts, and vision pieces that I can take … Continue reading

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Math Talk Community. It’s more than just talk, it’s about addressing status and curbing the fixed mindset

Teaching math through problem solving or inquiry needs a math-talk rich community of learners.  A community of learners that is at ease with asking clarifying questions, advancing personal conjectures and awaiting feedback from peers.  This is an idea I have advanced elsewhere. … Continue reading

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A Probability and Number Sense Math Game – Please contribute

Ontario educator Stepan Pruchnicky aka @stepanpruch sent out a request calling for math games (perhaps using cards or dice) that might be helpful for a grade 5 classroom learning about Numeracy / Probability topics. @paul_aniceto @Yummymath @avivaloca looking for good … Continue reading

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Balancing Knowing Math Basics with Developing Mathematical Thinking

When a kid cant count back correct change @ the till its likely not because they dont know basic facts but they lack mathematical thinking — Dean Shareski (@shareski) June 7, 2013 So, what does it mean to think mathematically? … Continue reading

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3 degrees of separation to Dean Shareski

I trace myself back to Dean Shareski through my former Vice Principal, Brian Harrison.  In a recent post, Dean assigned the following piece of homework for a few of the bloggers he follows.  Here is the post. Brian nominated me … Continue reading

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PISA 2012 Results: What does it mean for your students?

In 2011, the school I presently work at developed a learning focus on enhancing math practice.  Through open, collegial, respectful, but at times difficult discussions, we teachers recognized a need to learn more about how inquiry or problem based learning … Continue reading

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Doing a 3-part lesson does not mean you are doing math inquiry

Back in February 2013, I published a post ‘Thoughts on math inquiry…subject to change after I click publish‘. In that post I listed a few ideas I had with respect to math inquiry. One of the ideas I expressed was … Continue reading

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