Problem Solving

Nov
05

Building Student Persistence and Perseverance in Math

Do our young people really need math? The standard answer is “Of course, look at our changing technological world.” But the secret, seldom-spoken response is, “That’s exactly why I don’t need it. Machines can do it all for me. And besides, I’ll never be an engineer.” So students opt out, sitting in classrooms going through […]

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Jul
19

Math Activities Which Will Gain Parent Support for Student Learning

How can we help parents in supporting their child to develop better skills when it comes to the higher demands for learning mathematics? This is a question that many teachers struggle with every year in our schools. The focus of this blog post is to provide a few printable resources (see table below) and a few […]

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Jan
18

Ensuring Equity and Excellence in Mathematics

Although the goals of equity and excellence in education sometimes appear to clash, in mathematics education they converge on a single focal point: heightened expectations. Is it acceptable for a student to finish school and not be able to read? No. Is it acceptable for a student to finish school and not be proficient in Math? Of course not. […]

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Nov
28

5 Reasons Why Students Benefit From A Problem-Centered Math Classroom

Teaching mathematics with a problem-centered approach may cause some teachers to step outside of their own comfort zone, the benefits that students receive from learning in this environment are well worth the discomfort that may be felt. Take a look at the 5 benefits of a problem-centered math classroom followed by a classroom video segment below.

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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Jan
30

Helping Students With Understanding Mathematics

The question asked every day by all teachers of mathematics, no matter the grade level or geographic location is, “How can I effectively teach mathematics concepts and skills so that students are able to successfully understand and remember it?” This is a difficult question to answer for many reasons.

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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