## Supporting Families with Math Homework

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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…

## Coaching for a Mathematical Mindset, Part 2

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April 18th, 2017“Math has always been difficult for me to understand. Word problems are the worst. Every time I see a word problem it scares me. I already know I won’t be able to solve it.” These are not the words of…

## Race to 200: A Game Focused on Student Computation & Strategy

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April 13th, 2017How do you combine computation skills and a game in the same setting? The game Race to 200 helps students, and their partners, build their understanding of number computation, number sense, and place value. This game can be played during one…

## Math Menus at NCTM Annual 2017

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April 05th, 2017At Math Solutions, we’ve long been advocates of math menus in the classroom. This year at NCTM, we’re celebrating our love for math menus in our Riverwalk Cafe, in Booth 1125. In case you won’t be making it to NCTM…

## Coaching for a Mathematical Mindset, Part 1

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March 30th, 2017There’s a lot of talk these days about the importance of mathematical mindset and its impact on student learning. In About Teaching Mathematics, Fourth Edition, Marilyn Burns identifies six dispositions that are important for students to develop in the math…

## Number Talks Chat Recap: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages 3/29

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March 30th, 2017Thank you to those who joined us yesterday for our live #NumberTalksChat on Twitter! In case you missed out or would like some interesting ideas for your classroom, check out some of our favorite tweets and ideas below. We look…

## Actionable Feedback as a Means of Promoting a Growth Mindset

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March 21st, 2017We know it’s important to encourage our students to adopt a growth mindset towards their mathematical abilities. But when we draw a smiley face on a student’s paper or say “good job,” are we building a growth or a fixed…

## Teacher Mindsets and Student Learning

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March 16th, 2017On the first day of my Mathematics Methods course for preservice teachers, I ask my students to solve the Dealing in Horses Problem from Marilyn Burns’ book About Teaching Mathematics, Fourth Edition: I ask my students to consider the problem individually…

## How Students Can Use Fractions to Manage Allowance

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February 13th, 2017You can connect fractions with something most students identify with: getting money.

## The Pizza Problem

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February 10th, 2017The Pizza Problem is a great way to apply mathematical information in a real-world context. Challenge your seventh and eighth graders to apply their understanding of area and order of operations with the pricing of pizza. When teaching a unit on…