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

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    Open-ended questions guide students to participate and to think mathematically, which cements their learning.
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    Explaining concepts to their peers helps students shore up their content knowledge and improve their communication skills.
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    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.
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    To help more kids thrive in math class, keep student identities in mind during the lesson planning stage.
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  • Cultivating Number Sense Among Middle and High School Students

    The ability to make an educated guess is an important skill that develops with practice.
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    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.
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    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.”
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    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.
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    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.
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  • How Hidden Classroom Dynamics Can Stymie Girls in STEM

    If we want to close the gender gap in science, we need to look at the invisible forces that shape classroom culture.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    60-Second Strategy: 3-Read Protocol

    Demystify math word problems with this simple technique that helps kids see the story beyond the numbers.
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