Mathematics

Statistics: Steppin' Out

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Using this resource group, teachers can focus on the topic of statistics by having students construct box and whisker plots to analyze and compare data sets. This resource group is part of the Mathline Middle School Math Project.

Classroom Close Up NJ | Cafe Kids

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Visit Tulsa Trail Elementary School's student-run cafe. Through their job responsibilities at the cafe, the students learn life skills alongside math, language arts, speech, and art.

Creating a Culture of Questioning

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In this video from Making the Case, classroom teachers and math education experts focus on the role of questions and discussion in their classroom. In specific, they describe how questions can encourage argumentation and critique, rather than just eliciting correct or incorrect answers in an evaluative way. Classroom examples also illuminate this Common Core Standard for Mathematical Practice in action.

Multiplication of a Whole Number by a Fraction | Making Math Matter

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Learn classroom strategies for teaching how to multiply a whole number by a fraction in this professional development video from Making Math Matter.

Ideas in Action: Group Strategically

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In this video from Making the Case, Phil Daro, a developer of the Common Core Standard for Mathematics, explains how group work can help students learn math content and provides opportunities for argumentation and critique. It is important to structure groups so that they are productive, students are working to understand each other, and the right level of support and challenge are present among members of the group.

Interpreting Remainders | Making Math Matter

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Learn classroom strategies for teaching how to interpret remainders in this professional development video from Making Math Matter.

Planning

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In this video from Making the Case, teachers and math education experts illuminate how to plan classroom experiences that will promote argumentation and critique. Both planning collaboratively with other teachers, and being intentional about the argumentation and critique goals for class, are key to implementing this Common Core Standard in Mathematical Practice effectively. 

Jeremy Prater: 5th Grade | Inside the Classroom: Math

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See why Mr. Prater says “math is always fun” and “fifth grade math is great!” Watch and learn how kids tackle division, decimals, fractions, and the place value system.

Marty Clarke

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Examine the strategies that Marty Clarke, a high school mathematics teacher, uses to encourage his 9th grade Algebra I students to persevere in solving unfamiliar problems, in this media gallery from WGBH.

Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²)

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Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²) is a three-tiered approach to student learning that is focused on prevention and early intervention. RTI² uses assessment for instruction, intervention, and transition between these tiers for K-12 students as they develop skills in reading, reading comprehension, reading fluency, mathematics calculation, mathematics problem solving, and written expression. Learn more about RTI² and its implementation from experts at the Tennessee Department of Education.

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