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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 Mary Mitchell, 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 Mary Mitchell, 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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Tips for Differentiating Instruction

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 24th, 2016

Differentiating sounds like a lot of work (you can’t be everywhere at once), but a few strategies may help you effectively implement differentiation without becoming overwhelmed.



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Teaching Students to Learn from Their Mistakes

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 17th, 2016

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, but some people take it harder than others. Help your students overcome and learn from their mistakes.



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