Jo Boaler and youcubed.org have released a third Week of Inspirational Maths! What better way to start the school year than establishing and nurturing a growth mindset in your students. This Week of Inspirational Maths includes a full week of lesson plans for Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Each day includes a 3-minute mindset video and then all of the materials and instructions for an engaging math activity designed to inspire and motivate mathematical thinking.
For more information about youcubed and encouraging growth mindsets in your students, be sure to read our Back to School Packet for Mathematics.
It's that time of year again! In an effort to support educators as they begin the new school year, the content specialists put together Back to School Packets for Math, Science, Social Science, English Language Arts, and Social Emotional Learning. These resources are full of great resources for implementing the Illinois Learning Standards, strengthening instructional practices, and enhancing student learning. Be sure to check out this resource as well as many other Illinois created tools and resources on our resource page.
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Weekly we will share a blog post. These posts will share ready-to-go lessons or activities, explore helpful resources, and discuss research in mathematics education. Readers will be able to ask questions, make comments, and share ideas. We hope these blogs will facilitate reflection and lead to the implementation of effective teaching strategies.
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