Richard Kingham

Recent Posts

Solving Word Problems With Three Reads

Posted by Richard Kingham on August 27, 2021

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Topics: mathematical reasoning, productive struggle, math

Math Teacher Writer Highlight: Steve Baker

Posted by Richard Kingham on August 19, 2021

Steve Baker writes for STEMscopes Math on the go. After teaching elementary math and science for years, Baker and his wife packed up his RV and hit the road with their two sons. In between homeschooling their children and traversing the country, Baker can be found pouring his knowledge into our curriculum.

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Topics: math, teacher writers

Math Tutoring and Intervention

Posted by Richard Kingham on August 10, 2021

Introduction

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Topics: productive struggle, math, intervention

Going the Extra Mile: Acceleration and Intervention

Posted by Richard Kingham on July 07, 2021

Introduction

The learning needs of one student are often not those of their classmates. To meet each student where they are, teachers need an eclectic set of instructional tools and strategies to draw from. As former teachers themselves, the architects of STEMscopes Math understood this and so created the kind of curriculum they wanted in the classroom. Using Roger Bybee’s 5E model as the framework for STEMscopes Math, they augmented our curriculum with Accelerate and Intervention, components that equip teachers to meet a diverse range of learning styles. We’ll review these components below.

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Topics: mathematical reasoning, math, "STEM"

Understanding Focus, Rigor, and Depth

Posted by Richard Kingham on June 16, 2021

When it comes to math education, we all want the same thing: students who are confident critical thinkers and problem solvers. Unfortunately, the classroom is often dominated by teaching models that overemphasize hitting benchmarks and proceeding to the next topic, leaving us with students who misunderstand math and feel intimidated by it. These models treat students like machines, and grades serve as markers reflecting how well the machines are operating. 

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