Math

Connected Learning in Action – Lucas Denman

Mr Denman

 In this series, teachers working with students in the Connected Learning 1:1 program share how they use the tools to impact student learning. Though new math curriculum and adoption has been the focus of his department this year, 6th grade math teacher Lucas Denman has adopted the use of chromebooks in his 6th grade Common Core…

Common Core Math – Recommended Courses and Pathways

The California Department of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on August 2, 2010, with full implementation planned for the 2014-15 school year. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics replaced the California State Standards for Mathematics (1997). The CCSS require a specific sequencing of mathematics concepts, and demonstrated proficiency in applying those…

Dan Meyer Speaks to Piedmont Teachers

by Karen Bloom, PMS Math Teacher On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 right after school, a large group of Piedmont teachers were learning from Dan Meyer, self described worker, learner, go-getter, writer, speaker. He was a high school math teacher and is now on a mission to change the traditional “go over homework, teacher lecture, examples…

Spotlight on Common Core Math

The mathematics curriculum taught in the Piedmont Unified School District is changing due to California’s state-wide adoption of the Common Core Mathematics Standards.  This special edition of the PUSD Spotlight is devoted to the changes now underway in the District’s math program, and issues to be decided in the coming months concerning the next phase…