Big Ideas Learning: Social Media Recap – March

As this month raps up and we look to April, you may not have had a chance to catch up or see our great links, pictures, and posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Big Ideas Learning recaps content posted throughout the month of February in this month’s Social Media Recap.


  1. Big Ideas Learning Leadership Conference & Recap“I wanted to share a funny story… Tonight, I showed my new Big Ideas T-shirt to my boys that are in 3rd grade and 10th grade.  Immediately, they both shouted out their answers to how many 1/2′s are in 1/4.  The 10th grader shouted out ‘2’ and the 3rd grader shouted out ‘that’s easy, 1/2!’
  2. 69th Annual ASCD Conference & Exhibit In Los Angeles, California. – “This year we offered a sneak peek of our NEW High School Series (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2) making its official debut at NCTM in April.”
  3. Big Ideas Math 3-Tier RTI Model – “The Big Ideas Math program completely supports the 3-tier model. Using research-based instructional strategies, Big Ideas Math helps teachers reach, challenge, and motivate each student utilizing the three tiers.”
  4. Larson Texts, Inc. and Big Ideas Learning, LLC Receive Awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association – “Big Ideas Math: A Common Core Curriculum 2nd ed., by Dr. Ron Larson and Dr. Laurie Boswell, has received the Textbook Excellence Award (“Texty”) recognizing excellence in current textbook and learning materials in their 2nd edition or later.”

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Helpful links/articles:

  1. How to get reluctant children to embrace math
  2. Why 5-Year-Old Kids Can Do Algebra
  3. A Math Teacher Explains So-Called “New Math”
  4. Math: Make Your Career Count
  5. 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

Upcoming: NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition – New Orleans

On April 9-12th, 2014, Big Ideas Learning will debut it’s High School Series at NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans. If you’re heading to the meeting, be sure to stop by booth #1718 to talk with authors Ron Larson and Laurie Boswell, our mathematicians, consultants and Big Ideas Learning team. We can’t wait to see you at the conference!


New Friends of Big Ideas Math

Our new friends from Thinkfinity, a social network for teachers, stopped by our booth at NCTM and dropped off some amazing freebies. This USB port can twist and turn into different shapes and the cord makes it functional to hang around your neck. Perfect for teachers!

We also made friends with Eli, the founder of Desmos, a free online graphing calculator. This amazing free resource is a wonderful tool for the classroom, home, or wherever you or your students might need a graphing calculator.

We will be sharing more about Desmos in the future, so stay tuned!


Recap from the 2012 NCTM Annual Meeting

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that visited us at the 2012 NCTM Annual Meeting and Expo! It was wonderful to see and meet each and every one of you.

We received an abundance of praise from our current Big Ideas Math users, and excitement from those that were new the program. It was fantastic to see such enthusiasm surrounding Big Ideas Math from amazing educators and professionals.

In case you missed the conference or our booth, we have some photos to share:

NCTM Annual Meeting

A glimpse of our booth displaying the Big Ideas Math books and website:

Big Ideas Math Booth NCTM 2012

Math coach Michelle Voelker with our Big Ideas Math Consultant Lisa Goldsmith:

Big Ideas Math NCTM 2012 Michelle Lisa

A happy Big Ideas Math teacher asking for Denise McDowell’s autograph:

Big Ideas Math NCTM 2012 Denise

Setting Up For NCTM 2012

Setting up our Big Ideas Learning exhibitor’s booth proved to be a bit more difficult than normal this morning! When we arrived, we found this in our booth:

Big Ideas Learning NCTM set up

Once that issue was all squared away, setup was smooth sailing. The monitor, which we’ll be using to showcase our digital components and tools, was delivered:

Big Ideas Math NCTM Setup

Now, the team is currently working hard to finish setting up the booth:

Big Ideas Math NCTM Setup 2

Big Ideas Math NCTM Setup

Come by and say hello if you’re attending the NCTM 2012 Annual Meeting! We’d love to see you!

2012 NCTM Annual Meeting

Will you be attending the 2012 NCTM Annual Meeting in Philadelphia this year? The conference runs from April 25-28 with over 700 presentations.

Big Ideas Learning will be in Booths 428/430 in the exhibit hall, so make sure to stop by and see us! We will be displaying the regular and compacted pathways of our Big Ideas Math series. You can also learn more about Big Ideas Math at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt booth.

If you are not currently a NCTM member, you might consider joining this fantastic organization. NCTM membership is affordable and offers you activities, lessons, and other resources, as well as professional development and grant opportunities.