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Math

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in mathematics.
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Why Math?

Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.

Mathematical Habits of Mind

In math (and all STEM subjects), we should encourage a mindset in which students know what to do when they don't know what to do.

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Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.

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Monica Burns presents a wealth of iPad apps to transform daily math lessons for elementary students.

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Jose Vilson challenges the frequently taught method for factoring polynomials with an example that demonstrates why he's such a highly regarded middle school math teacher.

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