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Fractions February: Exploring Problems Through Measurement

by Julie McNamara, Math Solutions Author
February 06th, 2018

My eight-year-old neighbor Zoe spent the day with me recently so we decided to do a little baking. The recipe we were using called for ½ cup of sugar and three cups of flour. After using the ½ cup measuring cup to add sugar to the batter, I suggested we use the same measuring cup…


Math Workshop: The Power of Learning Stations

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 30th, 2018

“We need to ensure that every single minute is being used with kids engaged in mathematics.” How can learning stations transform math instruction? Author Jennifer Lempp shares the power of math workshop learning stations in the math class in this video from her book, Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection,…

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Giveaway: Let’s Celebrate Math Talk

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 26th, 2018

At Math Solutions, we love math talk! Nothing makes us happier than seeing students engaged in conversation about math. We love seeing students explain their reasoning, deepening their mathematical understanding and learning. We have many resources we share with educators to help ensure teachers can foster an environment conducive to learning and a classroom culture…

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Join us 1/31 for a #MathWorkshopChat

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 23rd, 2018

Are you interested in using the math workshop model of instruction in your classroom and putting your students at the center of learning? Join @Math_Solutions for our second #MathWorkshopChat on Wednesday, January 31st at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Mary Mitchell, Senior Instructional Designer, and Jennifer Lempp, author of Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math,…

Math Workshop: Every Teacher’s New Best Friend

by Mary Mitchell, Senior Instructional Designer
January 17th, 2018

Mary Mitchell reviews Math Workshop by Jennifer Lempp, and explains why it is every math teacher’s new best friend.

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Word Problems

by Marilyn Burns, Founder, Math Solutions
January 10th, 2018

Word problems have long been difficult and frustrating for students to solve and for teachers to teach. A colleague recently forwarded an email from a woman looking for resources to help her fourth-grade granddaughter with word problems. I thought for several days about how to offer positive support to both the grandmother and her granddaughter.

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A Call for Math Discourse in Secondary Classrooms

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 04th, 2018

MDISC authors shine a light on the need for professional learning facilitators to help teachers enable every math student to engage in classroom discourse that is both productive an

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Math Workshop Holiday Giveaway

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

We’re celebrating the release of Jennifer Lempp’s Math Workshop with a holiday giveaway! We’re giving away two special prize packs with invaluable resources teachers need to effectively implement math workshop in their classroom. Up for grabs is a copy of Math Workshop, a copy of Math Games, and a Math Talk Moves poster. To enter, just share with…

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Introducing Jennifer Lempp’s Math Workshop

by Diane Reynolds, Director of Professional Learning
December 15th, 2017

Jennifer Lempp’s Math Workshop video resource offers a solution for tackling differentiation and supporting all learners’ needs in the math classroom.

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Marilyn Burns on the Importance of Listening to Students

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, December 06th, 2017

Marilyn shares her insight and wisdom on the importance of listening to students in the math class, and offers advice for getting around avoidance techniques students often use in class.

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