Developing Procedural Fluency in mathematics

Developing Procedural Fluency in mathematics

A series of blog posts designed to help all stakeholders understand the importance of changing how we teach and learn mathematics. The series also provides a comprehensive vision for mathematics instruction around the Number and Operations- Base Ten learning...
Conceptual Understanding, the Framework

Conceptual Understanding, the Framework

Conceptual Framework Developing conceptual understanding of mathematics has long been a goal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Smith, Bill, & Raith, 2018), the National Research Council (National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008), and the...
Conceptual Understanding, the Instructional Shifts

Conceptual Understanding, the Instructional Shifts

Instructional Shifts As teachers implement shifts in instruction, what students do in the classroom looks different, how students practice looks different, student homework looks different. It is important to note that change takes time, and teachers must be supported...
Helping Students Understand Their Own Thinking

Helping Students Understand Their Own Thinking

Helping students learn to think about the processes they use to solve problems is an area of interest for me these days. I have been reading a lot about the different ways to help students understand problem solving in mathematics and the different kinds of thinking...
Vocabulary Development in the Social Studies Classroom

Vocabulary Development in the Social Studies Classroom

Vocabulary Development as we know it today is entirely different from what you likely encountered in school. Today we have a much more solid grasp on how students come to understand and fluently use new words. To maximize retention, students need multiple exposures to...