Social Media Recap: 05/11/2012

Each week on our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter), we share many links for teachers and parents to browse. Each link relates to a current trend in education, tips for the classroom, educational discussions, and plenty of other interesting topics.

In case you missed any of these great links, here is a roundup for this past week.

Links from 05/5 – 05/11/2012:

Also, don’t forget about the posts from the Big Ideas Math blog this week!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend from the Big Ideas Math team!

Watch Dr. Ron Larson on Lifetime’s The Balancing Act

Our Big Ideas Math author, Ron Larson, was featured today on the Parent Teacher Corner segment of The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television.

Click the Video Above to Watch Dr. Larson on the Balancing Act

The Balancing Act segment focuses on the recent educational curriculum shift to the Common Core State Standards.  To assist parents in understanding Common Core, Dr. Larson explains both the concept behind the standards as well as how they are implemented in the Big Ideas Math program.

The Common Core State Standards and the Mathematical Practices are ushering in a new way to teach mathematics. We are excited to be part of this movement with our Big Ideas Math series. Thank you to The Balancing Act for having us on your show!

A second airing of the entire The Balancing Act episode will air on June 20, 2012.

Win Prizes For Your School and District

Our friends at The Balancing Act, along with Learning First Alliance, have announced a Dream School Challenge in which one lucky school and district will win amazing educational prizes.

Dream School Challenge

To vote for your school and describe why you should win, visit The Balancing Act’s Dream School Challenge sweepstakes page.