Teaching Student Confidence

Can confidence be taught? Of all the questions math teachers ask when thinking through ways to improve instruction, this one...


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Teaching Problem-Solving

Problem-solving is the most important skill that students learn in the classroom. It is the meat and potatoes of mathematics,...


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Tags: math, "STEM", k12 education

Math Teacher Writer Highlight: Helen Squire

Helen Squire’s love for STEM can be found in all areas of her life—from her job as a math teacher at a charter school, her...


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Computational Fluency

There’s a scene in the award-winning film A Beautiful Mind where the real-life math genius John Nash (played masterfully by...


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Fact Fluency: Beyond Rote Learning

Imagine an alien planet where the inhabitants are born with the multiplication table imprinted on their DNA. Let’s call this...


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SEL for Teachers
By Richard Kingham November 29, 2021

SEL for Teachers

Introduction

Across the country, school districts are adding social emotional learning (SEL) to their curriculum. SEL has...


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The Ultimate Guide to Teaching with Mathematical Discourse | Part 3

Introduction

Children are naturally curious, always asking questions about this or that. As teachers, it is our responsibility to...


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SEL and Math Instruction

Math is often valued for its objective quality. We all know the saying, “The numbers don’t lie.” Math may be a matter-of-fact...


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Tags: math, equity, SEL