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Anyone else going to NCTM's High School Institute in Los Angeles this week?

Started Jul 23, 2012 0 Replies

Hey, everyone!  Will anyone else be attending NCTM's High School Institute in Los Angeles this week? Our team will be taking 4 teachers from Chicago.RonContinue

Project-Based Learning in High School Math

Started Jun 19, 2012 0 Replies

Hey, all.  I am interested in learning more about how to implement project-based learning into my high school math classes.  Our students have historically been unsuccessful in math, and I think that…Continue

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STEM Research Course

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Towns Jun 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Our math team is designing a STEM Course for 12th. grade students.  We are interested in doing a STEM Research course, through which students will learn how to conduct an investigation using…Continue

How can I support math teachers in teaching Common Core standards?

Started Jun 13, 2012 0 Replies

Like many districts, Chicago Public Schools is moving towards Common Core.  Given the instructional shifts required to meet the demands of the Math Practice Standards, how can we support math…Continue

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