Open Middle Math Depth Of Knowledge Matrices

If you love Open Middle problems, then you’ll love these matrices that compare problems across the grade levels at different Depth of Knowledge levels. Use the button below to download high quality, printable PDFs of them all or preview what you’ll get by scrolling below.   Click on a link below to jump to the…

Open Middle Math Depth Of Knowledge Matrices

If you love Open Middle problems, then you’ll love these matrices that compare problems across the grade levels at different Depth of Knowledge levels. Use the button below to download high quality, printable PDFs of them all or preview what you’ll get by scrolling below.   Click on a link below to jump to the…

Open Middle – Book Resources

Hi. Thanks again for reading my book and wanting to get the resources I mentioned.  I truly appreciate you making time for this. Here’s everything you’ll need to get started.   First, you’ll want to download a version of the Open Middle worksheet.  It currently comes in three languages and two versions.  The student version…

HMH Webinar: Open Middle & Spies and Analysts

PDF   Open Middle Worksheet 3 Steps To Increase A Math Problem’s DOK Level Depth of Knowledge Matrix – Elementary Math Depth of Knowledge Matrix – Secondary Math Depth of Knowledge Matrix – Elementary and Secondary Math Open Middle   Mathematical Modeling: Do You Need Better Spies Or Analysts? Mathematical Modeling Can…

Open Middle Template

If you’re reading this blog post, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re also a big fan of the kinds of problems on Open Middle, a site I co-founded with Nanette Johnson and run with help from Bryan Anderson, Zack Miller, and Dan Luevanos. In case you aren’t familiar with Open Middle, it’s a website…

Open Middle Worksheet

If you are frustrated that your students will try a math problem once or twice and then give up, this blog post is for you.  Let me (re)introduce you to one of my favorite tools for helping students persevere when problem solving: the Open Middle Worksheet.

To explain why many educators find it invaluable, I’ll need to tangent and briefly explain a central theme of one of my favorite books, Freakonomics.  Life is all about incentives.  There are positive incentives (I go to the gym because I want to stay healthy) and negative incentives (I don’t steal because I don’t want to go to jail).  Without these incentives (or if the incentives changed) what you do would change.

Four Steps To Fix Math Education

PDF   Open Middle closest to 1000 problem More Open Middle problems Steve Martin LCM problem More real world problem-based lessons   David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins (egg hatching metaphor) History of School Mathematics by George Stanic Managing Transitions…

Links

  Empowered Problem Solving – A six-week online workshop for math educators who want to teach math through problem solving. How To Use An Open Middle Problem – A three-hour online mini workshop for math educators who love Open Middle problems. Ed Consultants Lab – A six-week online workshop for current and aspiring educational consultants.…

Remote Learning

I’ve created a three-video series for math teachers with ideas for teaching math remotely. You can watch them now by clicking on the images below.   In the first video I’ll unpack how Open Middle problems and real world problems work well when teaching remotely including what they are, why you’d want to use them,…

Online Workshops

If you’ve been looking for professional development that meets your needs, I’ve got you covered with my three online workshops hosted on Grassroots Workshops.   If you’re anything like me, you’ve felt the frustration of teaching disengaged students who don’t remember what we teach them, forcing us to have to reteach topics over and over.…