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Can Talking About Math Really Help Students “Do” Math?

The role of teacher in our children’s early math education is shifting. No longer does classroom instruction consist primarily of lecturing to students who...
Teaching Addition and Subtraction

For some students, math is an exciting opportunity to use their problem-solving skills to tackle a challenge. But, sadly, for others math is pure...
What American Teachers Can Learn from Singapore

One of the most difficult things a teacher has to do is understand a new and unfamiliar method of learning. As Singapore Math continues...
Math Fluency: Do You Teach Students? Or Guide Them?

Math—whether it involves addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division—can bewilder even the best of students. As learners begin to suspect they cannot perform well at...
Math Problem-Solving: Perseverance and Communication Required Not Genius

Problem-solving is the cornerstone of mathematics. Yet, math word problems are a struggle for many students. When word problems are assigned, it’s not uncommon...
Building Math Fluency with Number Talks (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch Build your students' number sense and computational literacy with number talks! In this complimentary SDE WebBrief, math expert Ricky Mikelman...
Math Journals: Shifting the Focus from Answers to Understanding

Traditional math instruction has long emphasized the "right answer" rather than the thinking that led to the answer. With the increasing demands of the...
Singapore Math Strategies and Success for Every Teacher

Singapore Math strategies can do wonders for building math skills, improving student achievement, and increasing children’s math confidence. But only if teachers use the...
Talk About Math

Create opportunities to talk about math throughout the day and children will begin to see math all around them. When we only engage in...
Reinforcing Concepts and Skills in the Early Grades with Math Talk

Solving math word problems requires a complex set of skills. Students must be able to read, understand, strategize, compute, and analyze. It’s no surprise...

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