Articles by Marilyn Burns

Marilyn Burns has written numerous magazine articles in which she shares inspirational lesson ideas and classroom strategies. To view an article, click on one of the links below. If you are unable to view an article, visit to download Adobe Reader.

Uncovering the Math Curriculum
Educational Leadership
October 2014 | Volume 72 | Number 2

Lesson M2: Using metric measurements
Lesson 5: Comparing 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional objects
Supplemental Lessons Connecting Do The Math and Math Reads

Go Figure: Math and the Common Core
Featured in December 2012/January 2013 issue of Education Leadership.

Snapshots of Students
Featured in February 2010 issue of Education Leadership.

Win-Win Math Games
Featured in the March/April 2009 issue of Instructor magazine.

Nine Ways to Catch Kids Up
Featured in the November 2007 issue of Education Leadership.

Marilyn Burns: Mental Math
Featured in the April 2007 issue of Instructor magazine.

Marilyn Burns on the Language of Math
Featured in the April 2006 issue of Instructor magazine.

Building a Teaching Bridge from Reading to Math
Featured in the Winter 2005 issue of Leadership Compass.

Looking at How Students Reason
Featured in the November 2005 issue of Educational Leadership magazine.

3 Lessons by Marilyn Burns: Using Storybooks to Teach Math
Featured in the April 2005 issue of Instructor magazine.

Marilyn Burns Talks About Today’s Classroom
Featured in the April 2005 issue of ENC Focus magazine.

A Can of Coke Leads to a Piece of PI
Featured in the Fall 2004 issue of JSD, the journal of the National Staff Development Council (NSDC).

Writing in Math
Featured in the October 2004 issue of Educational Leadership, a publication by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

10 Big Math Ideas
Featured in the April 2004 issue of Instructor magazine.

Q & A With Marilyn Burns
Featured in the April 2002 issue of Instructor magazine.

Algebra in the Elementary Grades? Absolutely!
Featured in the October 2002 issue of Instructor magazine.

Math Journals Boost Real Learning
Featured in the April 2001 issue of Instructor magazine.

Meeting the Standards: Don’t Try to Do It All By Yourself
Marilyn Burns’s 2002 interview with ENC Focus magazine on teaching in the standards-based classroom.

Making Sense of the Math Standards
Marilyn Burns talks about NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000). Featured in the March/April 2000 issue of Creative Classroom.

Tackling the Third R
Featured in the March/April 1999 issue of Creative Classroom.

Can I Balance Arithmetic Instruction with Real-Life Math?
Featured in the April 1998 issue of Instructor magazine.

How I Boost My Students’ Number Sense
Featured in the April 1997 issue of Instructor magazine.

How to Make the Most of Math Manipulatives
Featured in the April 1996 issue of Instructor magazine.

Writing in Math Class? Absolutely!
Featured in the April 1995 issue of Instructor magazine.

Arithmetic: The Last Holdout
Featured in the February 1994 issue of Phi Delta Kappan.