At a recent **curriculum mapping** professional development day, math teachers from across my district met to map out their math curriculums.

It was very interesting to disucss thoughts on “Where to Start” with my colleagues.

What Is Curriculum Mapping?

http://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-curriculum-mapping.html

http://ctal.udel.edu/assessment/program-support/curriculum-mapping/

How do you plan for next year? What do you need to consider when planning? How do you translate the big ideas into lesson plans?

If you are looking at **beginning the journey toward curriculum mapping** you may wish to visit some of the following free sites:

*NRICH: Under Teachers : free curriculum maps:*

*Teacher Hub: How to create a curriculum map.*

http://www.teachhub.com/how-create-curriculum-map

*What I Have Learned Teaching: Curriculum Map Planning For a Year*

(free resource)

https://www.whatihavelearnedteaching.com/plan-for-next-year-organizing-year/

# Mathematical Christmas Cracker Jokes

**At Christmas, how will you perform the inverse operation to exponentiation?**

Yule log.

**What do algebraic geometers study at Christmas?**

Holly-nomials.

**Where do all of Santa’s maps go to?**

The Ho-Ho-Hodomain.

**Why does Father Christmas equal minus Christmas Father?**

Santa-commutative.

**How does Santa solve systems of simultaneous congruences?**

Using the Chinese Reindeer Theorem.

**Why doesn’t Gödel’s constructible universe exist at Christmas?**

Because there’s Nöel.

**Why isn’t every man in a red suit with a beard Father Christmas?**

Because correlation doesn’t imply Claus-ality.

**Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!**