Time, tasks, and talk frame “opportunities to learn” mathematics

By Holly Henderson Pinter, Temple A. Walkowiak, and Robert Q. Berry, III

Analyses of classroom practices reveal useful methods of engaging students in mathematics.

Teaching mathematics is […]

The power of the pen — in the hand of a math teacher

By Saffron VanGalder

Disappointed with curricula and materials, a math teacher in rural, upstate New York keeps asking questions until she is part of the team […]

Unpacking standards to improve instruction

By Michael Schrimpf

Ensuring that teachers understand what hides inside each standard is a first and crucial step to helping students master each standard.

My wife and […]

Math and ELA meet at the Common Core

By Nancy S. Gardner and Nicole Smith

The Common Core’s math and English language arts standards have more in common than you might think.

Math and English […]

Schooling leaders on the Common Core

By Charlotte Dunlap, Megan Webster, Kara Jackson, and Paul Cobb

Student success on tougher assessments from the Common Core and rigorous mathematics standards requires school leaders […]

Improve math teaching with incremental improvements

By Jon R. Star

The education world has a bent toward large-scale reform. But that almost never works the way it should. Perhaps it’s better to […]

A teaching makeover improves learning for diverse students

By Kristina J. Doubet, Jessica A. Hockett, and Catherine M. Brighton

Early-grade teachers broadened their views of students’ skills, knowledge, and culture to improve their teaching […]

Goldilocks Discourse — math scaffolding that’s just right

By Rachel Dale and Jimmy Scherrer

The Common Core places new requirements for mathematics literacy and those call for instructors to do neither too much nor […]

Making early math education work for all children

By Karen C. Fuson, Douglas H. Clements, and Julie Sarama

Prekindergarten teachers lay the foundation for later success in mathematics when they attend to the concepts […]

Information is a Common Core dish best served first

By Temple A. Walkowiak

Engage parents with information about the Common Core that dispels the myths and helps to keep students interested.

“I can’t help my child […]

What should Common Core assessments measure?

By Kayla Chandler, Nicholas Fortune, Jennifer N. Lovett, and Jimmy Scherrer

The new math standards ask for more than content memorization and application. They require math […]

Supporting classroom instruction: The Textbook Navigator/Journal

By Leland S. Cogan, Nathan Burroughs, and William H. Schmidt

Researchers have developed a tool to help teachers implement the Common Core by letting standards, not […]