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...
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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