Balancing the Equation Collaborative Book Study: The Equilibrium Position and Effective Mathematics Instruction

Balancing the Equation Collaborative Book Study: The Equilibrium Position and Effective Mathematics Instruction

Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents, Matthew R. Larson & Timothy D. Kanold Chapter 4: The Equilibrium Position and Effective Mathematics Instruction “Let us teach our children mathematics the honest way by teaching...
What Do Mathematicians Notice?

What Do Mathematicians Notice?

Ever since hearing Annie Fetter talk about Notice and Wonder at the Atlantic City NCTM Regional Conference in October, I have been obsessed with the strategy. What I immediately noticed (no pun intended) was that my students didn’t notice much. Because I believe...
Direct Instruction…Do We Need It?

Direct Instruction…Do We Need It?

I thought that would get your attention! Now just hear me out. I want you to consider that there is really very little in math that students must learn through direct instruction, that is explicit instruction from a teacher.  Let me give two examples, and then...

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