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Instructional Coaching: an ‘Aha’ Moment about the Power of Questions

by Mary Mitchell, Author, Math Solutions
November 15th, 2019

I recently joined a 5K training group. There are people in the group who volunteer to serve as coaches to individuals who seek to move themselves from a sedentary lifestyle toward a more active one. In my role as a math coach, this was a great experience for me. It really got me thinking about…

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Celebrate Earth Day with Math!

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, April 21st, 2017

April 22nd is Earth Day, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate our planet with some fun math activities! Allow your students to step into the shoes of Eratosthenes, who originally found the measurement for the circumference of the Earth, with “The Librarian Who Measured the Earth”, a fun exploration of circumference. Make sure to check out Farmer’s Math…

Labeling the Number Line

by Lisa Bush, Vice President of Professional Learning
November 02nd, 2016

Why are fractions on the number line so hard for students to understand, and what can teachers do to help students reason their way through them? In this clip from Beyond Pizzas & Pies, Mr. Seay demonstrates for students how to label the number line after the unit interval has been partitioned into thirds. How does Mr. Seay’s…

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Happy Tau Day!

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, June 28th, 2016

It’s time to celebrate Tau Day!

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Join us at the 24th Annual Model Schools Conference

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, June 16th, 2016

What bold measures are you taking in your instruction? Join our professional learning experts at the 24th Annual Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida June 26th- 29th. This intensive four-day event brings together like-minded educators from around the country who are focused on raising the bar on instruction, revolutionizing school leadership, engaging students like never before,…

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Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk in Elementary Classrooms

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 20th, 2016

by Suzanne H. Chapin, Catherine O’Connor, and Nancy Canavan Anderson Click here to download PDF 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…

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How a Former English Teacher Discovered Her Inner Math Child at NCTM

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 05th, 2016

By Christine Condon I was never good at math. Language Arts was where I excelled. It started with my first short story in sixth grade that Mrs. Westra read aloud to the class. I was hooked on writing after that. What I wasn’t hooked on was math. I would say things like, “I’m not a…

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week: Book Giveaway

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 02nd, 2016

At Math Solutions our appreciation and respect for teachers knows no bounds, so we’re thrilled to celebrate our teacher heroes during Teacher Appreciation Week! We’re giving away three special prize packs to show math teachers some much deserved love! Up for grabs is a copy of Number Talks: Whole Number Computation, a copy of Classroom Discussion in Math, and some fun classroom…


Math Solutions at NCTM Annual 2016

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

Are you feeling groovy? It’s time to celebrate some Peace, Love, and Math with Math Solutions at NCTM Annual this week in San Francisco! If you’re attending, make sure to stop by booth #911. We will be going back in time with some far out math games and groovy prizes, including a Google Chromebook! Check out…

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Math Solutions at NCSM Annual 2016

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, April 08th, 2016

Join our Math Solutions team of authors and professional development experts in Oakland this week at NCSM Annual, April 11th – 13th! We have a fantastic lineup of informative presentations in store for attendees, including talks by Marilyn Burns and Cathy Seeley. Check out our session schedule below and mark your calendars.

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