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.

Missing Addends with Manipulatives | Making Math Matter

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Learn classroom strategies for finding missing addends with manipulatives in this professional development video from Making Math Matter.

Derek Boyd

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High school mathematics teacher Derek Boyd leads his 10th grade geometry class through a hands-on measurement activity and explains over a series of short interviews the process through which he and his students problem-solve, in this media gallery from WGBH.

Lindsey Young: 4th Grade | Inside the Classroom: Math

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Peek inside a fourth grade math class with Ms. Young and her students. This encouraging video demonstrates math-thinking models and fractions-made-easy.

Making the Case: Overview

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This video from Making the Case introduces Common Core Standard #3 for Mathematical Practice: “Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others,” and provides context about implementing the standard in your classroom practice. Reflections from teachers and from math education experts are also included.

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.

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