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Posts tagged as: professional learning

3 Ways to Enhance Your Summer Professional Learning

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, June 22nd, 2017

Summer is an ideal time for math teachers to engage in reflective professional learning experiences. But how can you make the most of these experiences?



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Coaching for a Mathematical Mindset, Part 3

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, June 15th, 2017

Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our “Coaching for a Mathematical Mindset” blog series. Below are two conversations between a teacher and a coach. How are they different? What might the teachers’ observations and explanations…



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Supporting Families with Math Homework

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, 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…



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Coaching for a Mathematical Mindset, Part 2

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, 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…



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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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Coaching for a Mathematical Mindset, Part 1

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, March 30th, 2017

There’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…



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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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Actionable Feedback as a Means of Promoting a Growth Mindset

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, 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 Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, 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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Making Math Homework Count

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

What constitutes good and meaningful math homework? Through a rich bank of math homework assignments, teachers come to see how homework can reinforce skills, prepare students for future lessons, extend their mathematical knowledge, and inspire their creativity. Take this example: Homework:…



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Math Solutions Instructional Practices Inventory

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