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Critiquing Reasoning = Rich Math Task

As my fifth graders were nearing the end of our unit on volume, I went back to the Common Core...

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Less Is More: Increasing Mathematical Thinking

"All great changes are preceded by chaos."  -- Deepak Chopra

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Developing A Math Team: Online and In Person

If you heard me use the word "colleague" in a conversation a few years ago, I would have been...

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Collaborating Around Math: Before, During, and After Lessons

As a teacher, I was lucky to work consistently with teaching partners that pushed my thinking...

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Five Strategies for Peer Observation To Improve Practice

"We cannot create what we can't imagine." - Lucille Clifton

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What Does Math Look Like in Today's Classroom?

In our series Engaging Students with Productive Struggle, we showed you how math teachers use...

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Learning from Students’ Productive Struggles

As you think about getting ready for assessments, it's important to think about the role student...

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Planning to Assess: How to Align Your Instruction

For many of us, the new year brings new assessments -- and undoubtedly, some anxiety. This can...

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Common Core Math: Differentiating for Special Education

The teachers at Tahlequah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma are committed to making sure all of...

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Common Core Math Playlist: Engaging Students with Productive Struggle

Editor's Note: Math teachers across the country are learning the power of formative assessment...

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Videos and Resources for Making STEM Come Alive

Over the next several years, 80% of the fastest growing occupations in the United States depend...

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Video Playlist and Resources: Teaching STEM

Over the next 6 years, the percentage of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math...

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Lesson Ideas: Mush Forward with the Iditarod!

The Iditarod, which stretches 975 miles from Anchorage to Nome, has all the hallmarks of a great...

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6 Routines to Support Mathematical Thinking

Whenever I take a new teacher to observe a veteran teacher, I'm surprised at what they notice....

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Math Video Playlist: Reasoning and Constructing Arguments (CCSS)

As a 1st grade math teacher, I never thought I was teaching the same skills as high school math...

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3 Keys to Modeling with Mathematics in the K-8 Classroom

How often do you ask students to apply the math they know to problems that might arise in life,...

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3 Strategies for Bringing Argument and Critique into Common Core Math

Math is supposed to be cut and dried, right? Do the work, find the one correct answer, and…...

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A Common Core Challenge You Can Tackle: Mathematical Discourse

Mathematical discourse has been articulated as one of the Common Core Mathematical Practices:...

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The Key to Unlocking Common Core Standards in Mathematics

In the beginning stages of Common Core implementation for Mathematics, it is only natural for...

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Debunking 5 Common Core Myths

You've heard the adage: one step forward, two steps back. Sometimes I think that's how we all...

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