# MS Sunday Funday – Project Learning for the Common Core

Geoff Krall created amazing problem based curriculum maps that are aligned to the common core for Grade 6 – Algebra II.  On his blog, he requested more resources for middle school math, particularly 6th and 7th grade.  This week, we are blogging about problem or project based lessons.  I added the CCSS to my blog title.

If you have a post for this week – please add it.  Right now, there is just the two of us.  🙂  Next week we are blogging about differentiation in math class.

Last night Kate gave a great Global Math talk about differentiation in math class.  If you weren’t able to watch it last night, it was recorded and you can see it here.
Tina and I are going to encourage our readers to blog about differentiation, and then post them on both of our blogs.  So, if you would like to blog about differentiation, your post will be featured on both my blog for MS Sunday Funday and Tina’s for #matheme.
To Submit your post on differentiation to both blogs:
2)  Click here to submit your post to MS Sunday Funday.  (I will post them next Sunday, May 12th.)
Happy Blogging!

# MS Sunday Funday – What Would You Like To Blog About?

What are you interested in blogging (or learning) about?  Please fill out the form below to help generate ideas for future Sunday Funday blog posts!  I would love to include High School in addition to Middle School bloggers.  There are many topic overlaps so this is a great idea  (thanks Reilly)!

I’ve had some new ideas lately.  One of the things I would like to explore is posting our creative lessons around a topic or even a software program.  For instance, one week we could post lessons where we used Desmos , Geogebra, or another favorite software.  One week we could all post how we teach solving one-step equations (or any other topic).  We could post about success we have had using lessons currently available on the internet, like from Dan Meyer’s 3-acts or Mathalicious.

We could also take on challenges, like creating our own 3-acts or creating a new lesson where we used Desmos.  We could all create a Virtual Filing Cabinet like Sam’s on our own blogs one week.

Following in the Global Math Format, the first Sunday of each month could be where we post a list of our most recent “Favorites”, whether it be new things we have tried and loved in our classroom or even a collection of blog posts we have enjoyed reading the past month.

I feel that as a “team” we could create some amazing resources.  If you like any of these ideas or have new ones, fill out the form and/or throw them in the comments section.  Happy Sunday!

Julie

# Teaching Your Students How to Study for a Math Assessment

So, we are back from spring break – at least in body if not in spirit!  April is the most difficult time of year for me to blog.  It is not that I don’t have great ideas or don’t want to blog.  It is that my mind is STILL on spring break.  After a week of vacation, having to go back to work full time is a shock to my system.  At the end of each day I’m exhausted.  I don’t even want to open my computer up when I come home – and I usually don’t.  I even missed Desmos presentation at Global Math last Tuesday night.  I’m a huge Desmo’s fan so this was a tragedy for me.  I didn’t realize that it was Tuesday night until 9:45 and by then it was too late.  Thankfully, it’s recorded (you can watch the Desmo’s presentation on Global Math here), but it’s not the same for me!  Part of the Global Math magic is interacting with the other attendees and especially the presenter.

If you have a post for this week – please add it.  Right now, there is just the two of us.  🙂  And, in spring break style, I am extending this post for another week.  It’s such an important topic and I’d love to hear as many ideas as possible!  Thanks as ALWAYS to Mary for being our most consistent Sunday Funday blogger!

# How To Review Past Math Topics

Next week:  Spring Break!  The next MSSunFun will be on April 13th and we will blog about how you teach students to study for math tests.  Happy Spring Break!  🙂

Next week:  Blog about Spiraling Review from Past Math Topics