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NCDPI Seeks Input on English and Math Standards


This fall the NC Department of Public Instruction begins the standards review process for the English language arts and mathematics standards.  NCDPI will be following the established State Board policy (GCS-F-012) that calls for a standards review of content standards every five years. As the NCDPI standards review process progresses,  information gathered from stakeholders will inform the work of the NCDPI Standards ... Read More »

Math Night Brings Out a Number of Families!

Tuesday evening, October 7th, was MATH NIGHT at North Newton Elementary School. Parents and students enjoyed a free pizza dinner and then attended sessions to gain knowledge and expectations for this year in their math classes. Parents were taught math games and strategies to encourage their children to succeed in mathematical concepts. Families participated in activities to enhance students’ understanding ... Read More »

Online Math Learning Website

Visit this website to supplement your math instruction in the classroom. –   On this website, you can find videos explaining concepts, worksheets for practice, games, and activities.  The site material correlates to Singapore Math but is accessible to all learners. Teachers can explore math by grade level or by topic. Educators can use the videos found on this website to begin instruction ... Read More »

Five Apps for Middle School Math

Slice It! Grade range: 3-7 What is it? Divide and conquer with clever puzzles that build a geometry foundation. Pros: Trial-and-error game play supports nimble discovery of concepts and strategies. Cons: Lacks explicit connection between game principles and classroom learning. Bottom line: A fun way for kids to jump into geometry with lessons on shapes, symmetry, and area. Full review:   ... Read More »

The Math Behind the Market – An NCCAT Seminar for Math Teachers

A series of studies measured the practice of using real life financial simulations like “The Stock Market Game” on NAEP math scores and other summative math scores, and found a significant improvement for students who participated in financial simulation games. Learn to integrate “The Stock Market Game” into your math curriculum using proven methods for engagement and success. This program ... Read More »

Mathalicious – Making Math Relevant

Finally, math class is awesome! Real-world lessons from Mathalicious help middle and high school teachers address the Common Core Standards while challenging their students to think critically about the world. Click here to visit the mathalicious site. Read More »

NCDPI K-5 Math Newsletter Provides Resources and PD Offerings

Check out the NCDPI K-5 Fall Newsletter.  This newsletter is full of resources, FAQs, upcoming professional development offerings, and ListServ information. Read More »

NCASCD Offers 2014 Math Spectacular

Math teachers, please review this opportunity for high-quality professional development. Read More »

Edmodo Users: Snapshot has Arrived

Edmodo Snapshot is a free tool that allows you to mold Common Core to your standards.  Snapshot allows you to make assessing your students quick and easy.  Snapshot automatically creates standards-aligned quizzes so that you don’t have to!   Simply pick a standard and decide whether you want to gauge comprehension before or after a lesson (or both).  You decide ... Read More »

K-5 Curriculum Days in Action

Newton-Conover City Schools K-5 teacher representatives from each elementary school met with Tammy Brown, Elementary Director, and the Instructional Coaches(Scarlet Davis and Amber Humphrey) on August 11 and 12 to take a deeper look into curriculum.  The curriculum days began with an overview of UbD (Understanding by Design). Understanding by Design, UbD, works within the standards-driven curriculum to help teachers clarify ... Read More »