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Coaching Corner: 3 Benefits of Asking Purposeful Questions

by Brenda Konicke, Director of Professional Learning
July 12th, 2017

An effective math coach possesses a multitude of skills, but the ability to ask purposeful, targeted questions is one of the most vital to the coaching process. As coaches, we want to allow teachers to reflect on their practice and…

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3 Ways to Enhance Your Summer Professional Learning

by Patty Clark, Director of Content Development
June 22nd, 2017

Summer is an ideal time for math teachers to engage in reflective professional learning experiences. But how can you make the most of these experiences?

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Coaching for a Mathematical Mindset, Part 3

by Sue Chapman, Professional Learning Specialist
June 15th, 2017

Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our “Coaching for a Mathematical Mindset” blog series. Below are two conversations between a teacher and a coach. How are they different? What might the teachers’ observations and explanations…

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Developing Multiplication Strategies

by Treve Brinkman, Professional Learning Specialist
June 02nd, 2017

Once students have mastered addition and subtraction, they get to move on to bigger equations: multiplication. Many adults recall days spent memorizing tables and writing out their work, but you can take an approach that doesn’t require merely committing numbers…

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The Power of “Yet”

by Julie McNamara, Math Solutions Author
May 29th, 2017

On a recent walk through my neighborhood I came across a father teaching his young son how to ride a bicycle. The father was holding on to the bike as the boy sat atop the seat, gripping the handlebars tightly.…

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Join Math Solutions for our May 2017 #NumberTalksChat

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 25th, 2017

It’s time for another Twitter live chat on number talks! Please join @Math_Solutions for our May #NumberTalksChat on Wednesday, May 31st at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Two lucky participants will be randomly selected to receive copies of Sherry Parrish and Ann Dominick’s…

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3 Ways District Leaders Can Support Math Instruction

by Le’Vada Gray, Director of Professional Learning, Math
May 22nd, 2017

In my role as a Director of Professional Learning, I support many district and school leaders with transitioning into instructional leadership roles, so they may better support mathematics educators in their schools. Leadership support is crucial for teachers as well…

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Getting Your Math Message Out to Parents

by Nancy Litton, Math Solutions Author
May 17th, 2017

Nancy Litton discusses getting your math message out to parents: making the home/school connection


Supporting Families with Math Homework

by Deepa Bharath, Professional Learning Consultant
May 12th, 2017

“I don’t know how to help my child with math homework! I don’t know these new ways of doing math.” We hear this often from parents, right? Often along with another hesitant question, “Is it okay to show him/her my…

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Teacher Appreciation: Mike Gould Thanks His Teachers

by Mike Gould, Director of Professional Learning
May 10th, 2017

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Mike Gould, Director of Professional Learning, reflects on two teachers who made a difference in his life.

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