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

  • Student works with play money

    Creating a Culturally Responsive Math Curriculum for the Elementary Grades

    Seeking a curriculum to both engage and meet the needs of their students, math educators in St. Paul, Minnesota, built their own.
    Ishmael Robinson
    360
  • How to Select Effective Digital Math Tools

    It’s worth investing time in testing online tools—and evaluating how much they will enhance instruction—before committing to them.
    124
  • Elementary teacher works on a math assignment with children during circle time

    When Teachers Overcome Math Anxiety, Students Benefit

    To prevent the rise of math anxiety in elementary students, teachers need confidence in their own conceptual understanding of the subject.
    974
  • Author's comic strip math problem

    How to Turn Math Word Problems Into Engaging Comics

    Elementary students may struggle with the wording of problems, and the visual supports of comics can help them focus on the math.
    2.5k
  • An illustration of the inside of a mind while writing

    Why Students Should Write in All Subjects

    Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects.
    14k
  • A photo collage featuring Jo Boaler: Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Every child possesses vast mathematics potential, says Jo Boaler, Stanford University mathematics professor and best-selling author—but for them to access it, we need to rethink how we teach math.
    8.3k
  • Middle grade aged boy doing a math problem on a chalkboard in school classroom

    3 Phrases That Can Demotivate Students in Math Class

    Seemingly innocuous statements can exacerbate math anxiety among learners—and avoiding these phrases can help all students see themselves as “math people.”
    7.2k
  • Eggs in carton

    How to Spark Engagement in Math With Pictures

    A popular strategy, using pictures in math class gives students another way to access math concepts and can spark great conversations.
    4.7k
  • Teenage girl at home on computer remote learning

    Using Online Whiteboards to Boost Student Engagement and Confidence in Math

    Two teachers who had students use individual dry-erase boards in the classroom have switched to online whiteboards—a change they plan to keep.
    1.6k
  • High school students collaborate in math class

    Creating Opportunities for Project-Based Learning in Math

    Rigorous PBL units in middle and high school math answer the age-old student question: “When am I ever going to need this?”
    670
  • 3 Ways to Assess Math Understanding More Deeply

    3 Ways to Assess Math Understanding More Deeply

    Getting the answer right is just one part of math assessment—these strategies can provide deeper insight into students’ mathematical thinking.
    1.5k
  • Illustration of technology apps

    11 Teacher-Recommended Math Apps and Online Tools

    Whether you teach online or in person this fall, these digital math tools may come in handy for grades pre-K through 12.
    6.5k
  • Elementary aged girl does math problem on whiteboard

    Using Student-Led Collaborative Learning to Empower Math Students

    By slightly modifying the gradual release of responsibility strategy, teachers can boost students’ engagement and learning.
    589
  • 60-Second Strategy: 3-Read Protocol

    60-Second Strategy: 3-Read Protocol

    Demystify math word problems with this simple technique that helps kids see the story beyond the numbers.
    14.2k
  • Teenage girl doing math homework on a laptop

    Using Google Slides to Make Virtual Math Classes More Engaging

    The popular tool helps teachers assess students’ thought processes and provides opportunities for students to work together to solve problems.
    4.6k

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