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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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In Appreciation of Teachers

by Sue Chapman, Professional Learning Specialist
May 08th, 2017

My niece has been thinking about becoming a teacher and asked for my advice. Maia is a talented young woman with many career options and I found myself questioning why she should consider entering a profession which admittedly does not…

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Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten

by Linda Schulman Dacey and Rebeka Eston, Math Solutions Authors
May 05th, 2017

Kindergarten is an important beginning. It can be the positive start of a child’s lifelong exploration of mathematical ideas or it can lay the first stones in what can become an impenetrable wall between “real math” and “school math.” In…

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Historical Events Rooted in Math: Opener Activities for Your Class

by Susan Ohanian, Math Solutions Author
May 03rd, 2017

It may surprise your students that many events in history present ways to explore mathematical ideas. In Day-to-Day Math: Activities for Grades 3-6, Susan Ohanian offers thought-provoking math class “openers” using interesting historical events.  Here are a few events to start your classroom…

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Learning from Student Writing in Math Class

by Marilyn Burns, Founder, Math Solutions
May 01st, 2017

In my early years teaching mathematics, I taught students to compare fractions the way I had learned as an elementary student—convert the fractions so they all have common denominators. However, in my more recent teaching of fractions, I do not…

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Math Solutions Instructional Practices Inventory

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