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. Soul Pancake is a production company, whose sought-after videos are often featured on Oprah Winfrey’s programs, and recently selected Mr. Mac, as one of four […]
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 exploration of ways of surrounding students in their classrooms with “inspiring math” that excites, extends and supports math curiosity. This might include a library of math books, […]
Middle school teachers came together at King Middle School the week before school for a great workshop on Common Core Math.
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 Overrated – People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant. Here’s the first two paragraphs to pique your […]
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 of interest. Our goal is to help further our community’s understanding about what we now know about teaching and learning math. In one video, Stanford […]
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 short paper by Boaler that explains how scientists’ understanding of ability and learning has changed, and what we now know to be true about math […]
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 Common Core State Standards. The Smarter Balanced Assessments are replacing previous state standardized tests in English and math for grades 3-8 and high school in […]
Welcome to BUSD’s new blog for Common Core Math! Here parents and teachers can find helpful resources to help students succeed.