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About MathDavidUtah

Husband of 1 gorgeous woman. Father to four intelligent boys. Father in law to three. Grampy to 6 (Charlie, Meili, Camden, Grayson, Marick, Diem)! Ham radio callsign K7CMG. Leadership Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education.

Retiring This Blog

I was just looking at the stats for this blog and was amazed to see that I am still getting upwards of 300 views a month. Of course, that is only a tenth of the views I used to get … Continue reading

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Success Stories

I love hearing Success Stories and this is one of the best. I was reading my email on Monday (just like every day) and was blown out of the water by the e-mail I got from Karen Oliver, a teacher … Continue reading

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Elementary 3-Act Math Tasks

Many of you (some of you? Maybe just one of you?) have heard me talk about and/or use one of Dan Meyer’s 3-Act Math Tasks (see them here: http://tinyurl.com/crjulum ). I love those tasks, but most of them are for … Continue reading

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All Students Can Learn Mathematics At a High Level

Our country has a problem with math. Too many people say they are no good at it, were never any good at it, and never will be any good at it. One study, done by Marilyn Burns of Math Solutions, … Continue reading

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Revised Utah Core State Standards in Elementary Mathematics

One more announcement before the big first post of the New Era of Elementary Mathematics Newsletter Blogging Renaissance: The Utah Core State Standards in Elementary Mathematics have been under a revision process for the last year. They have now been … Continue reading

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Apology and Announcement

Apology: To those of you who followed this blog in the past: my abject and sincere apology. I have only posted once in the last 18 months. I got many comments from teachers in my travels around the state that … Continue reading

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USOE Professional Learning Series

Many of you will (may?) remember that, at the end of the Utah Standards Academy last year we said the Core/Standards Academies were all over, done, never to appear again. While that is true, at least in terms of the … Continue reading

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