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Teacher Appreciation: Mike Gould Thanks His Teachers

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, 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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Learning from Student Writing in Math Class

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, 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 Professional Learning Institute Giveaway

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, April 03rd, 2017

We’re celebrating NCSM and NCTM week with a giveaway every educator can enter to win, whether they are participating in the conferences in person in San Antonio, or following along from home. What better way to celebrate one of the…



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Developing Math Coaching Expertise

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, March 24th, 2017

Over ten years ago I moved from being a classroom teacher into the role of being a math coach. My first assignment included two elementary schools, which meant I was supporting approximately 36 teachers. My only experiences with school leadership…



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Fraction Number Talks: An Interview with Sherry Parrish & Ann Dominick

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 24th, 2017

We’re thrilled to welcome Kristin Gray, K-5 Math Specialist and author of Math Minds, to the blog today. She recently interviewed Sherry Parrish and Ann Dominick, authors of Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, & Percentages, about their processes and experience as math educators.…



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Fibonacci Day Fun with Math Matters

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, 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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Setting the Stage for Making Sense of Math

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, November 07th, 2016

Setting the Stage for Making Sense of Math is the second in a four-part blog series on inspiring math achievement in the classroom. To read the first blog post, head over here. At the beginning of a unit on decimals, I…



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Creating a Culture of Risk-taking in the Mathematics Classroom

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, October 14th, 2016

Creating a Culture of Risk-taking in the Mathematics Classroom is the first in a four-part blog series on inspiring math achievement in the classroom. To read the second blog post, head over here. At the beginning of each school year we spend time…



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The Art of Listening + Building Partnerships

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, September 08th, 2016

Coaching is about listening and building partnerships. When those two qualities are present effective strategies emerge. Most educators are looking for effective strategies to make challenging subjects like math more accessible to students. However, few educators have the time or…



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Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk in Elementary Classrooms

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 20th, 2016

by Suzanne H. Chapin, Catherine O’Connor, and Nancy Canavan Anderson Click here to download PDF Teachers typically are comfortable leading classroom discussions when teaching literature or providing social studies instruction. They value these discussions and rely on them to support…



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