As you facilitate learning in your classroom your apt to notice trends in students’ thinking, partial conceptions, representations, and areas in need of growth. You can use students’ independent practice as…

While walking through classrooms during the beginning of the year, I see many students following step-by-step procedures to find answers. For example, some of the problems required students to make…

Linking Concepts and Procedures Often we are in a rush to get quick results in our classrooms. Unfortunately, quick results in our classrooms (and in life) are rarely lasting….

As you begin to ask more questions and listen to your students’ responses, certain trends begin to emerge; what does this particular student need, on this particular day? The T.U.B.B….

Choral Counting Connections Are you ever overwhelmed by the amount of content that you need to teach? Fortunately, you can use choral counting to accomplish many of the goals you have…

Once you have taught your students how to sit beside one another, point to their work and explain to their partner what they did to solve, and how to…

“How to Coach Your Math Partner” Strategic partnerships play a crucial role in problem solving classrooms. Teachers must decide which students could benefit most by working together. This decision…

Mathematicians estimate before they calculate. Walking through classrooms I see so many opportunities for students to engage in authentic mathematics by way of estimation. Estimation is such an important yet…

Dear Educator, Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me. I think that we can all agree that this is not a true statement. Many of…

Mathematics is more than just calculating numbers. It is a lifelong skill that requires one be able to analyze a situation carefully, be flexible with numbers, and problem solve through…