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byJanuary 18th, 2017
It’s time to talk fractions! Mark your calendar for a live Twitter #MathTalkChat with @Math_Solutions next Wednesday, January 25th at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
byJanuary 10th, 2017
After I told Steven, the man seated next to me on an airplane, that I was a math teacher, he described the Dealing in Horses problem that he was given at a corporate management training session. The problem has been one of my teaching staples ever since.
byDecember 27th, 2016
by Lainie Schuster and Nancy Canavan Anderson Asking “good” questions—questions that help students make sense of math—lies at the heart of good math teaching. In Good Questions for Math Teaching: Why Ask Them and What to Ask, Grades 5–8 (Math Solutions Publications,…
byDecember 13th, 2016
This post is about subtraction, which is typically difficult for students to learn and for teachers to teach. Think about 503 – 398, for example. To estimate the answer, I can change the problem to 500 – 400 (rounding 503 to 500 and 398 to 400). That gives me an estimate of 100, which I know is close. But how can I know if the actual answer to 503 – 398 is greater or less than 100? I raised this question with third graders.
byDecember 06th, 2016
Thank you for joining us last week for our third #NumberTalksChat, and sharing your great insights! If you weren’t able to participate, here’s a quick recap of our questions and some great ideas and responses from fellow educators. To see…
byNovember 23rd, 2016
It’s time to talk fractions, decimals, and percentages! Please join @Math_Solutions for our third #NumberTalksChat on Twitter next Wednesday, November 30th at 8pm ET. Two participants will be randomly selected to receive copies of Sherry Parrish and Ann Dominick’s Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and…
byNovember 23rd, 2016
This article is excerpted from Math Matters: Understanding the Math You Teach, Grades K–8, Second Edition by Suzanne H. Chapin and Art Johnson One of the most famous patterns is the Fibonacci sequence, which is made up of Fibonacci numbers. Fibonacci…
byNovember 21st, 2016
There’s more to math instruction than teaching and learning procedures. Math Solutions founder Marilyn Burns has more than fifty years of teaching experience. To impact the way math is taught in the classroom, she believes the focus must be taken…