This free resource from Strengths-Based Teaching and Learning in Mathematics gives teachers a sample letter for informing parents of their new aproach to teaching mathematics.
"In the past, and even many classrooms today, a math class involved the teacher presenting a lesson, then students practicing the procedures therein, and the teacher correcting students along the way. But things are changing!"
Read more from Teresa Lara-Meloy, author of Mathematical Argumentation in Middle School-The What, Why, and How, on Corwin Connect.
"Debriefing is a daily exercise in most professions: business, politics, law enforcement, psychology, healthcare, law, etc. It is often seen as integral to the profession as members reflect on their learning experiences, track their progress, and name their understandings. In truth, debriefing is accepted as an everyday necessity in order for the professional to advance in his/her practice."
Read more from Margie Pearse, author of Teaching Numeracy, on Corwin Connect.
"In our work, we help teachers support rich, inclusive mathematical discussions among all students. For these discussions to happen, a classroom culture must be developed based on what are often new norms for mathematics class: that students should listen to each other, not just the teacher; that mistakes are OK, even welcomed, as students search for mathematical truth together. New norms take time and deliberate effort to develop."
Read more from Jennifer Knudsen, author of Mathematical Argumentation in Middle School-The What, Why, and How, on Corwin Connect.
"Has this ever happened to you?
'My lecture went perfectly! I worked the sample problems. I could tell the students really understood the material.'
The next day: 'I don’t know what went wrong! I thought all my students understood what I went over yesterday...' "
Read more from Frederick Dillon, author of Your Mathematics Standards Companion, High School, and The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, High School, on Corwin Connect.
"In our work with schools and districts developing integrated STEAM infrastructures, we have found that STEAM instruction can deepen students’ mathematics and science learning, serve as an avenue to engage each and every student, and expose students to STEAM careers (Bush & Cook, 2019)."
Read more from Kristin Cook and Sarah Bush, authors of Step Into STEAM, Grades K-5, on Corwin Connect.