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3 Ways to Improve Your Students’ Problem Solving Skills

By: Hilary Kreisberg, Ed.D. and Kit Norris, M.A.Posted 07/20/21
3 Ways to Improve Your Students’ Problem Solving Skills

Have you ever wondered why students often struggle with problem solving in math? Well, problem solving is… challenging! And, if problem solving is difficult, then teaching how to solve problems is even more demanding. There are some common reasons we believe teachers struggle to support students in developing problem solving skills.

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Strategies for Reversing Learning Loss in Mathematics in 2021

As students and teachers have traversed the educational landscape throughout the last year, two things are very certain. The first, is that teachers, schools, and districts have had to adapt their systems and structures of instruction to meet the needs of their students. The second, is that as a result of that adaptation, great teaching and learning has taken place.

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Questioning That Develops Layers of Math Knowledge

By: Jared DuPree Ph.D.Posted 02/27/15
Questioning That Develops Layers of Math Knowledge

As a math educator, how often do we hear students stating, “I know how to do this”? Read more to find out how changing one word in the statement “I know how to do this” assesses multiple knowledge domains and unveils a student’s comprehensive understanding of a concept.

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Math Games: Implementing Standards and Increasing Instructional Rigor

Changing classroom routines and instructional practices can be challenging. Implementing games can make it easier and enjoyable for teachers and students! Here’s how mathematics games can help launch change and address state standards and demands for mathematical rigor.

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Competency or Coverage?

By: Bob SornsonPosted 07/18/14
Competency or Coverage?

“We covered it,” goes the familiar expression, “but they just didn’t learn it.” Crucial skills deserve something better than coverage. To improve early math outcomes and math outcomes for life, we must learn to understand the principles of informed instruction that lead to competency.

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Teach Less, Learn More: Building Competency in Essential Math Outcomes

Schools have been attempting to cram more and more content into a typical teaching day, and asking children to learn overwhelming content at younger and younger ages, without taking the time to build the foundational skills needed for learning or behavioral success. Let’s consider a different approach.

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