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Thinking, Reasoning and Making Sense of Mathematics

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, April 04th, 2019

Join Marilyn Burns, Founder of Math Solutions and Patty Clark, Sr. Director of Content Development, Math Solutions as they celebrate the past 35 years of Math Solutions. Listen as Marilyn speaks about helping kids think, reason and make sense in math. “Structure the teaching so no kid feels deficient, not appreciated…”. I want it to…

Exploring Fractions: Using Knowledge of 1/2 to find 1/6s

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 25th, 2018

In this clip from Beyond Pizzas & Pies, students describe how they found the rods that are 1/6 of the unit interval. What important fraction concept does Marcela’s reasoning support?

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,…

Video Post: Bridging the Gap Between Fractions and Decimal Notation

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, March 09th, 2016

Decimal notation is formatted based on the power of tens, which actually makes transitioning from decimals to fractions somewhat simple.

Video Post: Can I Use Games in My Math Class?

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 10th, 2016

Engaging students while teaching math can be a challenge, which is why many teachers consider incorporating games in their lesson plans.

Video Post: Get Students Talking

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, December 01st, 2015

Math talk is the practice of using conversation and questions to help your students learn to reason mathematically.

Video Post: Math Solutions Coaching for Empowered Instruction

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, November 20th, 2015

Working with a coach can give you individualized insight into your strengths and empower you to learn even more.

Video Post: Establishing Accountability During Math Talk

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, August 22nd, 2015

Math talk is the practice of discussing reasoning in class, and it helps students learn to think critically about the subject.

Video Post: Empower Learning for the Back-to-school Season

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, August 10th, 2015

At Math Solutions, we believe that elevating your instruction, engaging students and empowering learning are all important goals, and we can help you accomplish them!

Video Post: Standardized Assessments Aren’t as Scary as They Seem

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, August 04th, 2015

Hello, Math Solutions here, ready to talk about an important topic: exams. The standardized testing season can be a stressful time for both teachers and students, so it’s important to maintain a clear perspective and use strategies to prepare. Teachers, here are some things to remember:     First of all, stay focused on your…