Build Math Confidence  March 2018 Volume 106
Upcoming Math Confidence Events
Tuesday March 6 Everyone Reading CUNY Graduate Center New York, NY
Saturday March 10 Ten County Math Conference Yonkers, NY
Friday March 16 LIMACON (webmaster)  SUNY Old Westbury, NY
Which One Doesn't Belong?
Look at the shapes to the left -- which one doesn't belong? (WODB).   Brought to you by Christopher Danielson aka https://twitter.com/Trianglemancsd, creator of www.talkingmathwithyourkids.com.
The question "Which one doesn't belong?"  prompts a different way of thinking and encourages students to justify their argument.    "Every page asks the same question, and every answer can be correct" and " There are no answers provided as there are many different, correct ways of choosing which one doesn't belong."       How to Read this Shapes Book
WODB Numbers            WODB Graphs                        Publisher Stenhouse Page
How to Rock the State Test
This Spring, New York's state exams will be only two days rather than three.  The Common Core ELA (English Language Arts) exam will be in April while Math will be in May.  The best way to study for the state test is to do problems from exams past.  In some communities, parents opt their students out of the testing.  Even if your student will not take the test, it is beneficial for them to see and practice the grade level content.  The tests may go paperless soon as computerized adaptive testing  (questions will vary based on right/wrong answers) is being rolled out and may be in place by 2022.
Here is the main link to the  Grade 3-8 Testing Page
The Future of Education and Skills: Education 2030
Going well beyond the United States' Common Core State Standards, the aim of Education 2030 is to answer globally: "What knowledge, skills, attitudes and values will students need to thrive and shape their world?" along with "How can instructional systems develop this knowledge, skills, attitudes and values effectively?".  This recent position paper published by the OECD  (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is to develop the framework to translate these ideas into a global strategy of pedagogy and assessment to educate the world. 
Power Point from OECD                                      Webinar Recording on You Tube
Brain Puzzler
Leaving at 8:00 AM, if Ms. Brown drives at an average speed of 40 miles per hour, she will be late by 3 minutes. If she drives at an average speed of 60 miles per hour, she will be early by 3 minutes.
How many miles per hour does Ms. Brown need to drive to get to work exactly on time?

Answer to February's Brain Puzzler:  Use the 6 as a 6 and a 9
Click here  for the solution to February 's Brain Puzzler

Thanks, Robin the Math Lady Schwartz
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