# Math

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

### 3 Tips for Creating Math Word Problems That Boost Critical Thinking

Well-designed word problems give elementary students a tangible context for understanding math concepts.1.1k### How to Differentiate Math Instruction With One-on-One Conferences

Math teachers can use this strategy to make sure students get the individualized instruction they need to stay on track.783### 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.7.9k### 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.13.6k### 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.3.8k### 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.”7.1k### 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 12.6k### Creative Ways to Assess Math Understanding

Traditional math assessments tend to provide a narrow gauge of student learning—here’s how some teachers are going deeper.1.2k### 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.4.5k### Adapting an Effective Math Collaboration Activity for Distance Learning

An instructional coach and math teacher who developed a powerful model for student collaboration have tweaked it for the pandemic.2.8k### 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### How to Guide Students to a Deep Understanding of Math Concepts

Using the right building blocks at the start of students’ mathematical learning can support a lifetime of abstract thinking.1.5k### A Model for Setting Up Group Work in High School Math

Collaboration is beneficial for student learning, and a strategy designed for distance learning makes it manageable and engaging.948### Creating an Inviting Virtual Math Classroom

Focusing on connections—both conceptual and interpersonal—helps teachers work well together to create engaging math work for students.897### 2019 Education Research Highlights

Does doodling boost learning? Do attendance awards work? Do boys and girls process math the same way? Here’s a look at the big questions that researchers tackled this year.6.5k