Contexts for Learning Mathematics Series

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  1. MissFroggy

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    May 6, 2011

    Does anyone use Contexts for Learning Mathematics in K-5 or K-6? It seems like a parallel for math in terms of sort of readers and writers style of teaching. It was developed at Teachers College Columbia.

    I'd love feedback!

    http://www.contextsforlearning.com/
     
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  3. mopar

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    Sounds interesting! I do want more of a math workshop, but haven't quite figured it out yet....
     
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    I like Fosnot's work a lot. We have actually decided to adopt one per grade level (K-5) for next year as a supplementary unit. While I have not had the opportunity to borrow any of them from the Ed Center yet, the other math coaches are loving them -- particularly the emphasis on reasoning and discourse. I like that they're in depth investigations, and use some of my favorite models like the open number line (+/-) and open array (x/÷).

    If you can get your hands on a full unit to test out, I'd love to hear about it. Some of the coaches are going to begin this process soon.
     

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