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3 Ways District Leaders Can Support Math Instruction

by Le’Vada Gray, Director of Professional Learning, Math
October 15th, 2018

In my role as a Director of Professional Learning, I support many district and school leaders with transitioning into instructional leadership roles, so they may better support mathematics educators in their schools. Leadership support is crucial for teachers as well as their students, not only for promoting student-centered learning, but also in addressing and incorporating…



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#InspireMathCulture Reflections: Creating a Positive Math Culture

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, October 03rd, 2018

During our first live Twitter® #InspireMathCulture chat with Director of Professional Learning Nikki Lalonde and Professional Learning Consultant Nicole Bridge, we explored what a positive math culture looks like in a classroom and school, and why it’s so important to student outcomes. Participants shared actionable strategies they use in their classrooms to foster a culture…



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Join Us for our #InspireMathCulture Twitter Chat 10/2

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, October 02nd, 2018

Do you want to inspire a culture of mathematics in your classroom and school? Join @Math_Solutions for our September #InspireMathCulture Twitter chat on Tuesday, October 2nd at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Nikki Lalonde, Director of Professional Learning, and Nicole Bridge, Professional Learning Consultant, will co-lead a discussion on how we build a positive math community, and how…



Setting the Stage for Making Sense of Math

by Mary Mitchell, Senior Instructional Designer
September 28th, 2018

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 wanted students to connect to what they already knew about whole number place value. I…



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#MathWorkshopChat Reflections: Number Sense Routines

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, September 27th, 2018

During our recent live Twitter® #MathWorkshopChat with Director of Professional Learning Brenda Konicke and Math Workshop author Jennifer Lempp, we explored number sense routines and their use in math workshop. Read the recap below and follow us to learn more about how number sense routines and the math workshop model of instruction can transform your…



Join Us for a #MathWorkshopChat 9/26 on Number Sense Routines

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, September 25th, 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 September #MathWorkshopChat on Wednesday, September 26th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Brenda Konicke, Director of Professional Learning, and Jennifer Lempp, author of Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided…



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Building Community with MATH 180

by Le’Vada Gray, Director of Professional Learning, Math
September 13th, 2018

Back to School is one of my favorite times of year because I love the smell of a fresh box of crayons, buying new school supplies and notebooks, and having a new start. It’s probably why I became a classroom teacher myself. After decorating my classroom, setting up my library and sorting supplies, I started…



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Creating a Culture of Risk-taking in the Mathematics Classroom

by Mary Mitchell, Senior Instructional Designer
September 05th, 2018

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 helping students learn expectations for walking down hallways and how to act in the cafeteria.…



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Coaching: The Answer to the Implementation Dip

by Sue Chapman, Professional Learning Specialist
August 22nd, 2018

Educators know what a good mathematics classroom looks like (see the Math Solutions Instructional Practices Inventory) and we want to provide this type of learning environment for every one of our students. Unfortunately, implementation of research-based instructional practices across all mathematics classrooms has proven challenging. This is due, in part, to a phenomenon known as…



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Equity Is More Than Access

by Matt Larson, Senior Fellow, Math Solutions
August 17th, 2018

Many of us, when we think of addressing equitable student outcomes in mathematics education, think of advocating for each and every student to have access to a rigorous and coherent curriculum. And this does remain a significant concern in the U.S. Research indicates that students from marginalized groups continue to have less access to college…



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