Math Teacher Writer Highlight: Alicia Chiasson

Posted by David Alviar on May 08, 2020

When her school district adopted STEMscopes Science in 2016, Alicia Chiasson knew there was something special about it. A 6th-grade math and science teacher with 27 years of experience, Chiasson loved how each scope (lesson) is rooted in inquiry. She was so happy with the results in her classroom that she decided to join the STEMscopes team as a curriculum writer in January 2018.

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Topics: math, teacher writers

Math Chats, Going Beyond the Answer

Posted by John Vogel on March 27, 2020

BRIDGING THE STUDENT GAP BETWEEN THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION 

As teachers, it is easy for us to get caught up in the solution to a math problem and focus simply on that. But for our students, there needs to be more to it than that.

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Topics: math, math chats

5 Fun and Educational Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

Posted by John Vogel on March 09, 2020

Yes, we all know that Pi Day on March 14th is a fun excuse to eat one of the best desserts ever, but it’s also a great time to recognize just how irrationally awesome the number pi is.

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Topics: math

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching with Mathematical Discourse | Part 2

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on January 21, 2020

Last week, we discussed the “what” and “why” of using intentional discourse in the math instruction. Now, we’ll provide you with actionable tips and expectations to take into your classroom that will create a positive learning experience for both you and your students. 

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Topics: intentional discourse, math

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching with Mathematical Discourse | Part 1

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on January 07, 2020

Math education means flipping flashcards, regurgitating formulas, powering through endless worksheets, and a whole lot of memorization, right? Think again.

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Topics: intentional discourse, mathematical reasoning, productive struggle, math