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Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten

by Linda Schulman Dacey and Rebeka Eston, Math Solutions Authors
October 30th, 2018

Kindergarten is an important beginning. It can be the positive start of a child’s lifelong exploration of mathematical ideas or it can lay the first stones in what can become an impenetrable wall between “real math” and “school math.” In Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten, Linda and Rebeka present their vision of a kindergarten classroom…

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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 October #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…

Join us 5/30 for a #MathWorkshopChat

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 17th, 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 May #MathWorkshopChat on Wednesday, May 30th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Le’Vada Gray, Director of Professional Learning, and Jennifer Lempp, author of Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided…

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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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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#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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Using Math Talk in Elementary Classrooms

by Suzanne H. Chapin, Catherine O’Connor, and Nancy Canavan Anderson, Math Solutions Authors
October 20th, 2017

Suzanne H. Chapin, Catherine O’Connor, and Nancy Canavan Anderson Teachers typically are comfortable leading classroom discussions when teaching literature or providing social studies instruction. They value these discussions and rely on them to support students’ learning. However, many teachers aren’t as comfortable making use of classroom discussions for mathematics instruction. In Classroom Discussions: Using Math…

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Math Games in Action: Compare (Shake and Spill)

by Jamee Petersen, Author, Math Solutions
October 10th, 2017

First grade is the beginning of exposing students to mathematics. Counting, comparing, and grouping, as well as learning the comparison symbols <, =,>,  are key foundations in building a mathematical mindset. Try this game with your students, and give them a chance to practice comparing counters with a partner as they take turns shaking and…


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