Posts tagged as: math strategies

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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Post from Marilyn’s Blog: A Problem with a Word Problem

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 13th, 2016

A word problem on a third-grade standardized math test didn’t call for a numerical answer, but instead asked students to decide if the problem should be solved by adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing. One third grader complained to his teacher, frustrated because he thought there was more than one correct possibility.



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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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