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#NumberTalksChat 11/30 Recap

by Cara Martin, December 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…



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Join our second Fractions, Decimals, & Percentages #NumberTalksChat on Twitter!

by admin, November 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…



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Fibonacci Day Fun with Math Matters

by admin, November 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…



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3 Tips for Developing Students’ Numerical Understanding and Skills

by Patty Clark, November 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…



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What it Means to Understand Numbers

by Jennifer Van Zante, November 11th, 2016

I received my first diary when I was six or seven years old and recently rediscovered it in a box of childhood memories. Imagine my surprise when I opened the decades-old journal to find that my first, and most frequent,…



Setting the Stage for Making Sense of Math

by Mary Mitchell, November 07th, 2016

At the beginning of a unit on decimals, I wanted students to connect to what they already knew about whole number place value. I passed out large sheets of construction paper and asked them to draw a picture of the…



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Labeling the Number Line

by Lisa Bush, November 02nd, 2016

Why are fractions on the number line so hard for students to understand, and what can teachers do to help students reason their way through them? In this clip from Beyond Pizzas & Pies, Mr. Seay demonstrates for students how to label…



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#NumberTalksChat 10/26 Recap

by admin, October 27th, 2016

Last night we held our third #NumberTalksChat on Twitter, with a lively discussion on implementing fraction number talks in the classroom. We were joined by Sherry Parrish and Ann Dominick, co-authors of the upcoming Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages.…



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Join our Fractions, Decimals, & Percentages #NumberTalksChat

by admin, October 20th, 2016

It’s time to talk fractions, decimals, and percentages! Please join @Math_Solutions for our third #NumberTalksChat on Twitter next Wednesday, October 26th at 8pm ET. Two participants will be randomly selected to receive advanced copies of Sherry Parrish and Ann Dominick’s Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals,…



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Creating a culture of risk-taking in the mathematics classroom

by Mary Mitchell, October 14th, 2016

At the beginning of each school year we spend time helping students learn expectations for walking down hallways and how to act in the cafeteria. We teach classroom routines like where to turn in homework and signals for getting quiet.…



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