**AP: Advanced Placement**

Student in high school can take college level courses approved by the College Board and take an exam to be eligible to earn college credit.

apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

**BTW:** **By The Way**

**CCSS: Common Core State Standards**

A set of learning standards sponsored by the National Governors Association designed to align K-12 math teaching the United States.

www.corestandards.org/Math/

**Desmos**

A free online graphing calculator. A resource for online math activities.

teacher.desmos.com

**ELL: English Language Learner**

**IEP: Individual Education Plan**

Students with disabilities receive accommodations or modifications to the curriculum. The IEP is a legal document listing the services a student receives.

**MTBoS:** **Math Twitter Blog-o-Sphere**

An online community of math education professionals.

ExploreMTBoS.wordpress.com

**NCTM:** **National Council of Teachers of Mathematics**

www.nctm.org

**Notice and Wonder**A protocol where students examine a context without a question. They are asked to record as many observations and questions as they can about the context. Teachers may choose to end here, present a particular question or offer students the option to pursue a question of their choosing.

http://mathforum.org/workshops/universal/documents/notice_wonder_intro.pdf

**PLN: Professional Learning Network**

**SwDMathChat**A group of teachers use the hashtag SwDMathChat to communicate about teaching math to students with disabilities. They meet every other Thursday for a facilitated discussion.

twitter.com/SwDMathChat

**Three Act Lesson**

A format for a classroom task where learners first see a context with limited information. Act one is the motivation. During act two students receive information and solve a problem. Act three shows the conclusion of the original context and may set up a sequel/extension.

wmh3acts.weebly.com/3-act-math.html

**TMC: Twitter Math Camp**A summer conference run by teachers for teachers.

twittermathcamp.com

**WODB: Which One Doesn’t Belong?**Students examine four different objects and decide which one doesn’t belong. The twist is, they

*all*have a reason to not belong.

http://wodb.ca/

**Zometool**A plastic construction set which lets you quickly and easily build edge models of many complex polyhedra.

http://www.zometool.com/