Math

Math (X) - Professional (X) - High (X) - Professional Development (X)

Urban Planner

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A professor and graduate student talk about the use of math and technology in city planning.

Introduction to Writing Prompts

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Observe a middle school teacher using writing prompts in a mathematics lesson and consider the value of incorporating writing in the mathematics classroom.

Building Deeper Understanding of Decimal Numbers

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Steve Hinds demonstrates how a brief discussion of money and decimals can help students to shed common misconceptions about decimal place value. (Click here for the background essay.)

Deepening Conceptual Understanding

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Steve Hinds demonstrates an approach to graphing function solutions that is based on the underlying meaning of the points, and not on mechanically following a procedure. (Click here for the background essay.)

Scaffolding Adult Numeracy Lessons

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Steve Hinds demonstrates and discusses how teachers can successfully and gradually move from informal to more formal representations of functions. (Click here for the background essay.)

Resisting the Temptation to Be Too Helpful

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Steve Hinds demonstrates and discusses how teacher efforts to be helpful can sometimes backfire and limit opportunities for student learning. (Click here for the background essay.)