Additional Resources for Parents

Preparing BUSD students for success

Twelve Steps To Increase Your Child’s Math Achievement And Make Math Fun
Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University

The Mathematics of Hope: Moving from Performance to Learning in Mathematics Classrooms
Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University

Positive Norms to Encourage in Math Class
Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University

The Stereotypes That Distort How Americans Teach and Learn Math
Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University

Unlocking Children’s Math Potential: 5 Research Results to Transform Math Learning
Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University

Addition and Subtraction Situations
Here is a chart that you can use to make up problems to help your K-2 child “make sense” of math. These will be challenge problems for K students. Substitute larger numbers for 1st grade (up to 20) and 2nd grade (up to 100).

Willard Teacher’s Engaging and Effective Approach to Math Featured

Robert MacCarthy, better known as Mr. Mac, is a 6th grade teacher at Willard Middle School whose creative ways are leading innovation in math instruction and drawing attention beyond Berkeley. […] Continue Reading »

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Inspiring All Math Learners: Middle School Math Professional Development

This year middle school math teacher professional development kicked off at the end of August with the theme Inspiring All Math Learners.  Rebecca Burke, BUSD middle school math coach, led teachers in the […] Continue Reading »

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Getting Ready for 2015-16, Middle School Teachers Participated in a Common Core Math Workshop

Getting ready for 2015-16 middle school teachers participated in a Common Core math workshop.
Middle school teachers came together at King Middle School the week before school for a great workshop […] Continue Reading »

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Summer Reading for Parents from Berkeley Math Coach

Summer is a great time to catch up on reading, and Berkeley Math Coach Rebecca Burke suggests parents take a look at this piece out recently in the Atlantic: 100 Percent Is […] Continue Reading »

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Helpful Common Core Math Video Links for Parents

Still wanting to better understand Common Core Math? Take a look at these helpful video links below, or click on the top left “additional resources” to find recently published material […] Continue Reading »

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Everyone can do math!

Rebecca Burke, Berkeley math coach and King math teacher, loves to share her excitement for the website, youcubed.org, and the work of Standford Mathematics Professor Jo Boaler. Burke points to a […] Continue Reading »

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Smarter Balanced Assessments: Parent Night, April 9th

To help parents, teachers, and school leaders know whether students are on the path to success, states joined together to develop improved tests of student achievement in alignment with the […] Continue Reading »

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Welcome to Common Core Math!

Welcome to BUSD’s new blog for Common Core Math! Here parents and teachers can find helpful resources to help students succeed.

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