Friday Five: #1

On Fridays I plan to list five highlights from the #MTBoS and the internet at large. I could have discovered them in the last week, or the last year, but for some reason want to share them with you this Friday. I know it might be Thursday in your part of the world when I post this; what can I say — Australians know it’s important to get to the weekend as quickly as possible.

By the way, I toyed with working another f-word (no, not that one) into the title, but three words in an alliteration is bordering on f-crazy.


  1. @Kelly_Zinck and @TheErickLee‘s blog: pbbmath.weebly.com. Not only does it have a really cool name ‘(Parentheses), [Brackets] and {Braces}’, but also a recommendation from Dan Meyer, and some really good posts. In the latest post ‘Deleting the Textbook‘, Kelly relates a seemingly simple but very empowering activity. I loved this quote:“Each time I took a question, I asked students “Why do you want to know that?” or “How will that information help you solve the problem?”
  2. This story in Australia’s The Age newspaper, in which special-needs teacher Sophie Murphy demonstrates to a plane full of tired passengers the impact that teachers have beyond the classroom.
  3. Jamie Duncan, who first appeared on my radar when I gorged on Matt Vaudrey and John Stevens’ new book, ‘The Classroom Chef‘, on the post-NCTM flight from SFO to LAX. Check out Jamie’s awesome First Grade Math Fight involving cookies.
  4. #MTBoS30. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Because Anne Schwartz and Fawn Nguyen say so.
  5. @RobertKaplinsky‘s NCTM16 ShadowCon talk, asking us to consider the difference between power and influence.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Five: #1

  1. Jamie Duncan

    Hi Amie!
    I’m honored to be included! Thank you!
    Don’t you love Classroom Chef? Such an inspiring read! And not because I’m in it. 😉 Those guys are awesome. I loved Kaplinsky’s talk too, like with my whole heart. He is the best!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    1. Amie Post author

      Thanks for the comment, Jamie. I’ve been enjoying your blog. I have *so* much respect for and learn so much from elementary maths teachers. (That might be the subject of a future post!)

      Reply
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