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  • Hello from California!

    Posted by Laurie Yu on January 5, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Hello, I teach in Merced, CA and this is my first year as a 6th grade maths/science teacher. Math is my passion and I love helping students find their passion for maths. The year thus far has been an adventure being 100% distance/remote learning. In addition, the curriculum we use is not as conducive to our current framework. I am excited to learn from everyone here.


    Kyle Pearce replied 2 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Kyle Pearce

    January 6, 2021 at 7:02 am

    Congrats on the new position and for becoming a member! Woot woot!
    What curriculum is it that you’re currently using?
    Have you had a look at our problem based units yet? Be sure to check it out:
    Also, what is your current “pebble in your shoe” that you’re hoping to address?
    Welcome again. We are excited to learn alongside you!

    • Laurie Yu

      January 18, 2021 at 10:40 am

      We are using CPM. The curriculum will be amazing once we are back in class with our students but I am confident that will not happen this school year. Pebble in my shoe… trying to figure out where I should really focus my attention in regards to standards to get the most bang for my buck. We are only focusing on a few standards this year and have been told to go deep in those areas. However, being new to 6th grade, I still worry about major gaps in their learning next year.

      • Kyle Pearce

        January 19, 2021 at 6:57 am

        What are some big ideas that you really want them to have when they leave your class? What are a few that you know aren’t critical?