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Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in mathematics.

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    Instead of rushing to find a solution, this math activity forces students to slow down, consider evidence, and deepen their understanding of the concepts.
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  • 3 Grading Practices That Should Change

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    Talking through their math work helps students understand it better, and these strategies get those conversations started.
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    Exposure to a variety of approaches to problem-solving provides students with opportunities to improve their math skills.
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  • 5 Ways to Motivate Students to Learn Math Effectively

    Students generally feel less anxious and more excited to explore concepts when they connect the math they’re learning to real-life situations.
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  • How to Support Girls in Forming a Positive Math Identity

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  • Using Positive Feedback in Math Classrooms

    Providing math students with positive feedback can help them clarify their thinking, take risks, and apply concepts in new contexts.
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  • Why Students Should Write in All Subjects

    Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects.
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  • A Fun Activity to Promote a Sense of Belonging in High School Math

    Creating memes and cartoons around mathematical concepts and themes helps students realize how much they’ve learned.
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  • How Math Journals Help Students Process Their Learning

    By reflecting on their math work in writing and drawings, students see what they’ve learned and find areas where they need to improve.
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  • How Literature Can Enhance Math and Science

    Teachers can use stories and poems to boost students’ understanding of math and science concepts while giving them extra reading practice.
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  • The Advantages of Heterogeneous Student Groups in Math

    When students with diverse performance levels are grouped together, everyone benefits.
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  • Building Resilience in Young Math Students

    Support provided by early childhood educators can put students on a path that will lead to success in math for years to come.
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  • A Framework for Boosting High School Students’ Math Confidence

    Activities designed to help students believe in themselves may improve their math skills.
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  • Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

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