tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.comments2010-09-29T15:05:56.062-04:00Concerned Math Educators of New JerseyDrMnoreply@blogger.comBlogger17125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-29874196491546574182010-03-13T09:38:56.880-05:002010-03-13T09:38:56.880-05:00The Governor needs to read The Misplaced Math Stud...The Governor needs to read The Misplaced Math Student: Lost in Eighth-Grade Algebra as the research is clear that algebra for all eighth graders is not an appropriate nor successful path. See http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2008/0922_education_loveless.aspxDrMhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00583687508228919590noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-71800446656257855392010-03-12T21:49:14.639-05:002010-03-12T21:49:14.639-05:00Governor Pawlenty wants Algebra to be the required...Governor Pawlenty wants Algebra to be the required eighth grade mathematics course. He objects to the common core because it does not demand that approach.Susan Perkins Westonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08602329486466534720noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-48010747252828044842009-12-31T02:43:14.210-05:002009-12-31T02:43:14.210-05:00I recently came accross your blog and have been re...I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.<br /><br />Alena<br /><br /><a href="http://grantsforeducation.info" rel="nofollow">http://grantsforeducation.info</a>alannahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06165714626410373243noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-56792919358991785372009-07-25T19:17:26.613-04:002009-07-25T19:17:26.613-04:00Your question is complicated.
(1) If you are curre...Your question is complicated.<br />(1) If you are currently an elementary school certified teacher, then to teach middle school math, you need to get highly qualified by passing the middle school math Praxis.<br />(2) If you are not a current elementary school certified teacher, then you need 15 credits in math AND passing the Praxis AND 3 credits in adol. psych. to teach middle school math.<br />Email me at milou@rowan.edu if you have more questions.DrMhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00583687508228919590noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-31917416594800008542009-07-25T16:18:52.444-04:002009-07-25T16:18:52.444-04:00is it possible to be certified to teach math witho...is it possible to be certified to teach math without 15 credits? I hear that teachers with N-8 certificates need EITHER 15 credits or a passing middle school math praxis. Is that true? I though you needed both no matter what other certs you have. What is the difference between highly qualified and certified to teach something? I am so confused.Anthonyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05936929552826153861noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-21754651450992078802009-07-02T23:28:14.443-04:002009-07-02T23:28:14.443-04:00Why not a single current K-12 teacher in the bunch...Why not a single current K-12 teacher in the bunch?Brianhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09916254563759334410noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-30453782870917534862009-05-04T07:31:00.000-04:002009-05-04T07:31:00.000-04:00You need 15 credits in math, a 3 credit course in ...You need 15 credits in math, a 3 credit course in Adolescent Psych, and passage of the middle school math praxis to teach math in grades 6-8. You do not have to major in math to teach grades 6-8.DrMhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00583687508228919590noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-39235308456427754072009-05-03T20:17:00.000-04:002009-05-03T20:17:00.000-04:00What are the requirements to teach math in a middl...What are the requirements to teach math in a middle school in NJ? i.e. How many math credits are necessary; and what kinds/levels of math classes are required? Can you get licensed for K-8 without majoring in math, and teach math?diltsfield365http://openid.aol.com/diltsfield365noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-41101599740521543342009-05-03T16:34:00.000-04:002009-05-03T16:34:00.000-04:00Thanks, Cassy, for noting that.Thanks, Cassy, for noting that.DrMhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00583687508228919590noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-28119023757625742262009-05-03T13:21:00.000-04:002009-05-03T13:21:00.000-04:00I think you may have missed the following note on ...I think you may have missed the following note on the WWC site (emphasis mine):<br /><br />5 This review refers to studies of Singapore Math in middle school or junior high school. Studies of Singapore Math conducted in <I>elementary school</I> or high school were out of the scope of the Middle School Math protocol.<br /><br /><br />Singapore Math, as it is called in the U.S., typically refers to the widely used Primary Mathematics series. Studies regarding the effectiveness of this elementary program have not been reviewed.CassyThttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01239123267984420065noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-18314512028629452422009-04-21T19:20:00.000-04:002009-04-21T19:20:00.000-04:00Hope that NCTM gives you a chance to recharge the ...Hope that NCTM gives you a chance to recharge the batteries. The logo is perfect at so many levelsjkirby2316http://openid.aol.com/jkirby2316noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-55269968637348832742009-04-21T19:18:00.000-04:002009-04-21T19:18:00.000-04:00Here's hoping that NCTM provides some time to rech...Here's hoping that NCTM provides some time to recharge the batteries. The logo is appropriate in oh so many ways!jkirby2316http://openid.aol.com/jkirby2316noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-89107012641684920152009-03-26T19:26:00.000-04:002009-03-26T19:26:00.000-04:00Christy - my understanding is that they are revise...Christy - my understanding is that they are revised the technology standards also. See<BR/>http://www.nj.gov/education/aps/cccs/2009/tech/index.html<BR/><BR/>How do I make an active link in a response post???DrMhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00583687508228919590noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-516397789709493982009-03-24T20:51:00.000-04:002009-03-24T20:51:00.000-04:00This four column chart is very useful. As a techn...This four column chart is very useful. As a technology teacher, I've been attempting to make changes in my lab that reflect the newest NJ ed. technology plan.(http://www.state.nj.us/education/techno/state_plan.htm) Suprisingly, (or not), the February '09 math standards fly in the face of the state technology goals, which are based on recommendations from ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education). For example, the December '08 standards state:<BR/>"5. Select and apply the appropriate<BR/>method of computation from among<BR/>pencil-and-paper, mental math, or use<BR/>of a calculator or computer to solve real<BR/>world problems."<BR/>The February '09 standards have no comparable indicator. However, the technology goals for the state include:<BR/>"GOAL 1<BR/>All students will be prepared to excel in the community, work place and in our global society using 21st century skills.<BR/><BR/>Suggested objectives for Goal 1: <BR/>1.1 Educational technology will be infused across all curricular areas:<BR/><BR/>aligned with both the most recent version of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJAC 6A:8-3.1) and <BR/>the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards, and <BR/>focused on student centered, problem-based, real-world curricula to attain 21st century skills."<BR/><BR/>I believe the key concepts being "all curricular areas" and "problem-based, real-world curricula". Will the state technology goals be altered as well?cmtvarokhttp://cmtvarok.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-16152169626646527922009-03-24T20:31:00.000-04:002009-03-24T20:31:00.000-04:00Thanks for reading my blog, Dr. M. I haven't made...Thanks for reading my blog, Dr. M. I haven't made much progress in the last few weeks, but I keep plugging along. Thank you for the invite to join the math games contest. Is there a deadline for entry? I'll speak with the fifth grade classes tomorrow! Looks like a lot of fun.cmtvarokhttp://cmtvarok.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-20106164104099776632009-03-21T14:33:00.000-04:002009-03-21T14:33:00.000-04:00Sure thing Christy. You have an awesome blog BTW....Sure thing Christy. <BR/>You have an awesome blog BTW.<BR/>Maybe your 5th graders want to join my math games contest, see<BR/>http://sites.google.com/site/drmilouonlinemathgames/DrMhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00583687508228919590noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1623554141285883069.post-90686051503705366452009-03-20T16:40:00.000-04:002009-03-20T16:40:00.000-04:00I look forward to following this conversation. Th...I look forward to following this conversation. Thank you very much for keeping the lines of communication open. It makes it easier to share with fellow educators.cmtvarokhttp://cmtvarok.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.com