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Math? Yes, You Can! Fostering a Growth Mindset

Math? Yes, You Can! Fostering a Growth Mindset

“Why is it that as a society we’re willing to freely admit that we’re not competent mathematicians but would disguise any struggle we had with being literate? What if we decided that numeracy and literacy are both languages we should be fluent...
Direct Instruction…Do We Need It?

Direct Instruction…Do We Need It?

I thought that title 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...
Modeling Mathematical Thinking

Modeling Mathematical Thinking

Problem solving has been defined as knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do.  I love that definition, although I don’t know who to credit it to.  Last summer, I was privileged to hear Yeap Ban Har speak about Singapore math at the SDE National...

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