George Lucas Educational Foundation

Robert Kaplinsky

Education Consultant

Robert Kaplinsky has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world. He cofounded the website Open Middle, is the author of Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, created the #ObserveMe movement, and cofounded the Southern California Math Teacher Specialist Network, a group that includes over 200 math teacher specialists from more than five counties.

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    Getting to the Heart of What Students Know in Math

    Challenging problems with several paths to the solution encourage students to develop their understanding of mathematical concepts.