When do you know it’s time to try something different in your math lesson? For me, I knew the moment I read this word problem to my fifth-grade summer school students: “On average, the sun’s energy density reaching Earth’s upper atmosphere is 1,350 watts per square meter. from Pocket Here is where I got this […]

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Just this morning I found myself down the rabbit hole that is Twitter when I stumbled across this Twitter post… Here’s tomorrow’s challenge! It’s a tough one #barvember #teacherchallenge https://t.co/l51qbc6sFq pic.twitter.com/F3nWijagfk — White Rose Maths (@WhiteRoseMaths) November 6, 2017 BARVEMBER? What the heck is that?!?!? What does that curious word have to do with llamas […]

While nothing can adequately replace the REAL thing, virtual manipulatives play an essential role in a student’s journey towards developing a profound understanding of mathematics. That’s a bold claim! Let’s go a little deeper… You’ve heard of CPA? Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract. Sometimes it is referred to as CRA. (Concrete – Representational – Abstract) […]

First Daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured the National Air and Space Museum with a group of middle school students Tuesday, encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — even while President Donald Trump’s a from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

I have been a math teacher for 28 years. For most of that time I have truly questioned the value of mathematics. I’ve even gone so far as to consider assigning math homework as causing more harm than good. Heresy…I know! I’ve heard it from lots of colleagues, administrators, and parents that I was a […]

Our future depends on mathematical thinking, but math trauma extends across our country – and the world – due to the ineffective ways the subject is often taught in classrooms, as a narrow set of procedures that students are expected to reproduce at high speed. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

Research shows that everyday teaching practices exclude already marginalised groups of students, but teachers can take steps to redress the balance Lecturer in educational studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London 03.00 EDT Last modified on Saturday 16 September 2017 03. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

Today I had the pleasure of co-teaching a class of 1st graders. Being only the second week of the school year, I was amazed at how deftly the teacher peppered her math lesson with mini-lessons on the various routines and protocols of the classroom. This old former-math-teacher-turned-elementary-coach learned tons about how to run a 1st […]

Fifteen years ago I thought I knew how to teach mathematics. At that point, I had been teaching mathematics at the secondary level for about thirteen years. I was a proud, card-carrying member of local and national mathematics organizations such as California Math Council (CMC), Bay Area Math Project (BAMP), and the National Council of […]

We are now well into the “new” maths curriculum, with its harder Sats papers and higher expectations. The game has changed, but maths teaching has remained largely the same. I believe that it’s time to reconsider how we teach maths. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from. https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/5-principles-better-primary-maths-teaching