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Actionable Feedback as a Means of Promoting a Growth Mindset

by Cara Martin, March 21st, 2017

We 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…



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Teacher Mindsets and Student Learning

by Cara Martin, March 16th, 2017

On 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…



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How Students Can Use Fractions to Manage Allowance

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 13th, 2017

You can connect fractions with something most students identify with: getting money.



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The Pizza Problem

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 10th, 2017

The 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…



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Data Analysis: A Lesson with Seventh and Eighth Graders

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, December 27th, 2016

by Lainie Schuster and Nancy Canavan Anderson Asking “good” questions—questions that help students make sense of math—lies at the heart of good math teaching. In Good Questions for Math Teaching: Why Ask Them and What to Ask, Grades 5–8 (Math Solutions Publications,…



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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,…



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#NumberTalksChat 10/26 Recap

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, 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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Number Talk: Dot Cards & Ten Frames

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, September 13th, 2016

Numerical reasoning starts from the earliest stages of child development. Stacking blocks, counting objects, and filling containers are examples of beginning ideas of reasoning with numbers. As children transition into kindergarten, it is important to provide opportunities to build a…



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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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#NumberTalksChat 8/31 Recap

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, September 01st, 2016

For those of you who missed our first #NumberTalksChat, here’s a short recap selection of tweets from the chat! For a complete list of all tweets, please click on our Storify link here. If you were able to join us, thank you for your…



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