Posts tagged as: math

Chocolate and Math!

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, October 14th, 2020

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Well, guess what? October has five special days devoted to chocolate according to! • National M & M Day – October 13 • National Chocolate Covered Insects Day – October 14 • National Chocolate Cupcake Day – October 18 • Office Chocolate Day – October 20 • National Chocolate Day…

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Coaching for Constructive Struggle

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, November 20th, 2018

In her book Faster Isn’t Smarter: Messages about Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century, Cathy Seeley talks about the importance of providing students with opportunities for constructive struggle through problem-solving experiences that are both engaging and challenging. As students engage in constructive struggle, they construct deep personal understanding of the mathematical ideas that…

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Learning from Student Writing in Math Class

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, November 05th, 2018

In my early years teaching mathematics, I taught students to compare fractions the way I had learned as an elementary student—convert the fractions so they all have common denominators. However, in my more recent teaching of fractions, I do not teach one method. Instead, I prod students to think, reason, and make sense of comparing…

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Supporting Families with Math Homework

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 12th, 2017

“I don’t know how to help my child with math homework! I don’t know these new ways of doing math.” We hear this often from parents, right? Often along with another hesitant question, “Is it okay to show him/her my way?” In my last blog post, I wrote about how my vision for math teaching…

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