Special Episode 3: Elaine Hutchison – 2013 Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year

Take a journey with a group of middle school students in Oklahoma as they apply algebraic equations to the real-life challenge of purchasing a car, and begin to understand math's relevance to everyday life.

Related Info

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) in partnership with The Hunt Institute sponsored this Special Episode focusing on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Also created in collaboration with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Ignite Curriculum Guide

This interactive pdf provides a lesson plan and short Teacher-to-Teacher video with Elaine sharing advice for implementing this lesson in your classroom. Includes links to relevant resource websites and information about supplies and her suggested classroom management techniques. Includes a warm-up exercise using "Hands-On Equations" materials not included in show.

Teaching and Learning Demo

Click here to watch Elaine Hutchison's classroom segments from The Ignite Show in an uninterrupted format as she begins the lesson, works through it with the students and then ends for the day.

3-min Video : The Common Core State Standards (English - Version)

This video was used in The Ignite Show to help explain the basics of what the Common Core standards are all about. It was created by The Council of Great City Schools. See it again!

3-min Video : The Common Core State Standards (Spanish - Version)

This video was used in The Ignite Show to help explain the basics of what the Common Core standards are all about. It was created by The Council of Great City Schools. See it again!

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