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Math

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in mathematics.
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Meaningful Connections: Objectives and Standards

Math teacher and teaching strategist Karen Lea looks at meaningful ways to connect learning objectives with Common Core State Standards.

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Waldorf's Integrated Way of Learning

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Book Recommendations for Awesome Teachers

Teacher and blogger Jose Vilson recommends a summer reading list whose titles cover issues of leadership, race and math.

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