Pattonville Selects Middle School Math Program

PATTONVILLE SCHOOLS • A two-year process to select a new math program for Pattonville middle school students was completed Tuesday night as the School Board approved $114,000 for texts and instructional materials.

“Big Ideas Math” will help the district “stay true on standardized tests,” said Tim Pecoraro, an assistant superintendent. “It is philosophically aligned with the elementary program.”

The program’s curriculum aligns with the Common Core State Standards.

Pattonville began using “Everyday Math” in its elementary schools last year and will now start the process of selecting a math program for its high school.

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Big Ideas Learning Conference Recap: NCTM 2014

We had a fabulous time exhibiting Big Ideas Math at the NCTM  2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans last week. We would like to thank all of you that visited our booth, shared your stories and brightened our days with your Big Ideas Math experiences and love for the book and program that we work to provide you with. It was fantastic to hear such enthusiasm surrounding Big Ideas Math from amazing educators and professionals at the conference.

This year we debuted our new High School Series.

 We received an abundance of praise and excitement from current Big Ideas Math users, and excitement from those that were new to the program. A lot of attendees were eager to get copies so that they could start using them in their classroom.

In addition to our new books, we also show cased our Dynamic Technology which features STEM videos found in the High School Series and our Dynamic Assessment and Progress Monitoring Tool.

On Friday, April 11th Dr. Ron Larson had a book signing at National Geographic Learning and Cengage Learning’s booth where he gave away t-shirts, signed books, and posters. In addition to the book signing, Big Ideas authors Dr. Ron Larson and Dr. Laurie Boswell signed books at the Big Ideas Learning booth. Many that came were very appreciative of both authors commitments to education.

 For more pictures from NCTM, click here

We had a fantastic time at NCTM in New Orleans. We look forward to NCTM in Boston in 2015. How was your time at NCTM? Let us know in the comments!

Website Troubleshoot

Teachers, if your site looks this (image shown below), here are steps to take to fix the site based on your web browser:

Internet Explorer: 
1. Click “Tools” in the top menu
2. Click “Delete Browsing History”
3. Select “Cookies and website data”
4. Click Delete

Chrome:
1. Click the chrome menu on the browser toolbar
2. Select “Tools”
3. Select “Clear Browsing Data”
4. In the dialogue box select “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” (if it’s not selected already)
5. Click clear browsing data

Firefox:
1. At the top of the Firefox window, select Tools then “Options”
2. Select the Advanced panel
3. Click on the “Network” tab
4. In the Cached web Content section, click “Clear Now”
5. Click “Ok” to close the options window

Safari:
1. Click “Edit”
2. Select “Reset Safari”
3. Click “Remove all website icons”

As always, the Big Ideas Learning technical support team is here to assist you if you need any additional guidance.You can contact technical support from 8:00am to 5:00pm EST Monday through Friday by calling (877) 552-7766.

You can also e-mail technical support 24 hours a day by visiting www.bigideasmath.com/support. A member of our support team will reply within 24 hours.

Big Ideas Learning Debuts NEW Websites!

Big Ideas Learning is excited to announce the debut of our website, BigIdeasLearning.com, and the redesign of BigIdeasMath.com.

Currently, when a visitor goes to BigIdeasLearning.com he or she is redirected to the Big Ideas Math companion website, BigIdeasMath.com. Beginning on Saturday, April 5th, BigIdeasLearning.com will now feature information about the Big Ideas Math program, Big Ideas Learning Professional Development, and the Big Ideas Math Blog.

To coincide with this release we have also updated the Big Ideas Math companion website. The new website will feature a sleeker design, but will include the same functionality and familiarity of the current website to allow teachers and students continued ease and access.

To access all of your Big Ideas Math program resources, choose your role from the homepage OR select the “Teachers” or “Students” tab.

From the teacher view, once you are logged in, you will have full access to the Dynamic Classroom and all of the other resources on the website in the same area you have become accustomed to.

Students can login to access the Dynamic Student Edition or can view the Easy Access Home Edition without a username and password.

Thank you for being a Big Ideas Math program user and we look forward to continuing to provide you with the latest technological resources to enhance your 21st century classroom experience.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING:

If your page looks like this, please empty your Cache to refresh the saved styles on your computer.

 

As always, the Big Ideas Learning technical support team is here to assist you if you need any additional guidance.You can contact technical support from 8:00am to 5:00pm EST Monday through Friday by calling (877) 552-7766.

You can also e-mail technical support 24 hours a day by visiting www.bigideasmath.com/support. A member of our support team will reply within 24 hours.

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.

Blogs:

  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.”

We’re on Instagram! Follow us @BigIdeasMath

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!