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

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  • 4 Great Ways to Start Math Class

    Spending the first five minutes of elementary math classes with one of these launch routines can help all students feel ready to learn.
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  • A Warm-Up Problem Alternative

    Starting math class with a warm-up problem is common. Here’s how one teacher starts with a little chat instead, before moving on to the math.
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  • Using Blended Learning to Strengthen Math Skills

    This effective method allows students to be flexible, develop critical thinking, and use math creatively outside of direct instruction.
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  • Reinforcing Elementary Math Lessons With Movement

    Combining simple exercises with math instruction can help ensure that elementary school students remember these lessons.
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  • 5 Tips for Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Math Classroom

    Teachers can help all students feel like they belong in math classes by creating connections between course material and students’ lives.
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    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.
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  • 6 Unproductive Ways to Learn Math Basics—and What to Do Instead

    Tune up your math teaching with this review of strategies to avoid, plus alternatives that will challenge, engage, and enlighten your students.
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  • Simple Tips to Write Better, More Productive Math Prompts

    Creating stronger prompts in your math classroom can deepen comprehension of key concepts and position students as mathematical thinkers.
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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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  • 3 Grading Practices That Should Change

    By ensuring that their grading methods accurately report content knowledge, teachers can promote and reward student growth.
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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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  • 4 Elementary Teaching Strategies That Enhance High School Math

    Strategies like anchor charts aren’t just for elementary school—they can help high school students engage in complex mathematical thinking.
    424
  • 3 Benefits of Math Conferences in Elementary School

    Elementary teachers can confer with students to assess and deepen their understanding of math concepts.
    417
  • A Shift From Lecturing to Facilitating Learning in Math

    When teachers take a step back from center stage, they create space for students to collaborate as active math learners.
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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.
    14.2k

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