# Math

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

### 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.### 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.### 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.### 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.### 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.”7k### 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.### 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.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 12.5.6k### 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.2.6k### 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### 60-Second Strategy: 3-Read Protocol

Demystify math word problems with this simple technique that helps kids see the story beyond the numbers.13.9k### Avoiding Common Mistakes in Motivating Students to Do Math

In this excerpt from ‘The Math Teacher’s Toolbox,’ the authors, veteran high school math teachers, share research on motivation.1.6k### 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.6.3k### How to Make Remote or Hybrid Math and Science Instruction Engaging

Take advantage of online resources and simple experiments students can do at home to keep them learning in all teaching scenarios.2.6k### 9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

Keep your high school math students engaged with these techniques.18.5k