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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

Research shows us that focusing predominantly on math learners’ ability to produce correct answers quickly, which is often the measure of success on standardized tests, may come at the expense of student confidence. Emphasizing rote learning is no longer thought to be the most effective way to guide students in building a solid foundation of…

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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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#MathWorkshopChat Recap: Introduction to Math Workshop

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, December 01st, 2017

In Part 1 of our 3 part #MathWorkshopChat live Twitter series, we discussed how we can use math workshop to address the needs of all students in the math class, and where to find quality resources to fuel productive math workshops. We had a lively discussion with wonderful input from Math Solutions hosts Genni Steele…

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Join us for a #MathWorkshopChat

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, November 29th, 2017

Are you interested in using math workshop in your classroom and putting the student at the center of learning? Want to learn more about math workshop and expand your professional learning network? Join @Math_Solutions for our first #MathWorkshopChat on Wednesday, November 29th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Mary Mitchell, Senior Instructional Designer, and Genni Steele, Director…

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We Ask, We Listen, We Learn

by Marilyn Burns, Founder, Math Solutions
November 10th, 2017

How much is 12.6 × 10? This is a question from the Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI) decimal assessment. What do you think were the most common incorrect answers given by the more than 7,800 students who figured out the answer in their heads? And what about the boy who answered, “One hundred twenty and thirty-fifths?”

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Moving Beyond Digits: Numbers As Quantities

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, November 07th, 2017

How can we get students to reason and make sense of numbers when they learn operations? Math Solutions Professional Learning Specialist Ivan Alba walks ICLE Senior Fellow Weston Kieschnick through some common issues students face when learning mathematics, and how we can help students move beyond digits and see numbers as quantities. Ivan outlines the…

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