With the adoption of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics (OAS-M) in the spring of 2016, it has been the priority of the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to ensure all Oklahoma educators are provided with the opportunity to deeply understand the instructional shifts needed to fully meet the intent of the standards while also supporting educators with a vision and resources that promote implementing the standards with fidelity.
Our signature mathematical language routines (MLRs) offer detailed guidance for developing students into mathematical thinkers. Facilitate and assess students’ ability to communicate mathematical thinking verbally, visually, and in writing.
Oklahoma Math Teacher Circles are for any educator, PreK-20, who is interested in engaging in mathematics and building a mathematics community.
Online learning community.
State Department of Education Math Links
Twitter #ElemMathChat begins its weekly virtual meeting on August 15 with guest Jo Boaler, author of the book Mathematical Mindsets. Although #ElemMathChat is the handle to follow, this virtual professional development is for educators at all grade levels.
#ElemMathChat happens every Thursday evening at 8pm CST and all you need is Twitter! Here are the dates for August and the first date for September:
To get started:
Classroom environments that foster a sense of community that allows students to express their mathematical ideas—together with norms that expect students to communicate their mathematical thinking to their peers and teacher, both orally and in writing, using the language of mathematics—positively affect participation and engagement among all students.
Desmos is one great resource you can use to start incorporating purposeful technology into your classroom. Go to teacher.desmos.com to see activities for elementary through high school classrooms. Go to learn.desmos.com to learn more about Desmos and how to use it in your classroom.
Math games created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Dyscalculia (pronounce dis-cal-KYOOL-ee-ah) is a math learning disorder (sometimes called math dyslexia, though that’s a misleading name). Unlike dyslexia, it’s not nearly as recognized or understood, and people who have it may struggle for years or their entire lives without getting the assistance they need.
TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators.
We are the Navajo Nation Math Circles (NNMC) for students and teachers of the Navajo Nation. Our goal is to share fun and rewarding mathematics with everyone. We partner with over 40 mathematicians across the United States to develop amazing mathematics and amazing mathematicians.
There is nothing quite like working alongside your fellow teachers. For me, my most inspirational moments and groundbreaking ideas happen in the company of other math teachers from around the state. This site is a testament to our creativity.
Some of the most important skills we can teach our 21st-century learners are making good decisions, solving problems and, perhaps most importantly, working in collaboration with a wide variety of people. Team-building games and activities are a great tool for helping students learn to work together, listen carefully, communicate clearly, and think creatively. They also give your students the chance to get to know each other, build trust as a community and, best of all, have some fun! Here are 20 team-building activities that will teach your students these skills and more.
A mini project for the math class.
Ice Breakers and Name Games
PDF File foran “about me" lesson activity. Use in conjunction with file found here – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X_2TPVJc7U2bMSiwvrfSS3R0SvewnsWC3ZTMWw3tO3U/edit
Math resources that create problem solvers.