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Equity in Action: Teaching with Equity in the Math Classroom

Teaching with equity in the math classroom helps support students from all backgrounds and learning styles. So what exactly is...


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How to Help Students of Color Overcome Challenges to Achieve Success in Math

When students of color face struggles outside of school, it can impact their ability to focus on meaningful learning within...


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Understanding Florida's Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning (MTR) Standards

Florida’s B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics should be taught through the lens of the MTRs. Therefore, working to...


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Big Ideas Learning’s Mathematics Teaching Practices Series: Implementing Tasks That Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving

In this series, we will explore the eight research-based essential Mathematics Teaching Practices found in NCTM’s Principles...


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Big Ideas Learning’s Mathematics Teaching Practices Series: Establishing Mathematics Goals to Focus Learning

In this series, we will explore the eight research-based essential Mathematics Teaching Practices found in NCTM’s Principles...


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Making an Impact With Educational Research: A Deep Dive Into the Research Behind Big Ideas Math

Educational research is at the core of all student learning. It is our job as educators to make sure we are using the latest...


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Big Ideas Math Tips for Keeping Students Engaged at the End of the School Year

The end of the school year is almost here. Here are a few Big Ideas Math features to keep students engaged in their remote...


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Why You Should Teach Real-life Math Applications

Teaching real-life applications provides students with meaning and context for their learning. By using real-life math ...


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3 Ways to Use Big Ideas Math to Engage Students with Real-Life Applications

Students of all ages learn more effectively when they visualize math and connect it to the real world. Here are some...


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10 Big Ideas Math Features that Help Promote Productive Math Discussions

Big Ideas Math consultants share their favorite program features that help teachers encourage students to have productive math...


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How to Create Productive Math Discussions in a Remote Learning Environment

Promoting productive math discussions is an essential part of helping students think, question, and problem solve-effectively....


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Using Learning Targets and Success Criteria in Big Ideas Math

Learn how to effectively use Big Ideas Math's Learning Targets and Success Criteria to empower students to take ownership of...


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How to Use Learning Intentions and Success Criteria Remotely and in the Classroom

Discover the most effective ways to use learning intentions and success criteria and learn why they can provide greater...


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Lessons with Laurie: How Do You Model 6-Foot Social Distancing

How are businesses using math to model the 6-foot social distancing recommendation? In this lesson, learn about how area and...


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Lessons with Laurie: The Joy and Curiosity of Soap Bubbles

Everyone loves blowing soap bubbles. There is math and science involved, along with real joy and curiosity which should be a...


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Sharing the Joy of Math: Making Deep Connections When Teaching Mathematics

Before we can get students to love math, we need to find ways to grow their confidence in math and avoid 'math trauma' by ...


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Lessons with Laurie: Where's the Math in Board Games?

Dominoes, Yahtzee, darts, and many board games provide a natural environment to develop and use mathematics. In this lesson,...


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Understanding the Value of Teachers and the Teaching Profession

When it comes to connecting with children, teachers are the experts. It's more important now than ever to place value on...


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Lessons with Laurie: What Can You Measure?

Can two glasses have the same height but different capacities? Line plots can be used to tell a story about the heights and...


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Lessons with Laurie: What Did You Do Today?

Picture graphs and bar graphs can be used to tell a story about what you did today. Learn about sorting and displaying...


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13 Tips for Teaching with Clarity and Purpose During Distance Learning

How to apply effective teaching strategies to ensure you are continuing to connect with your students in meaningful ways...


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Lessons with Laurie: Place Value

Place value is a BIG concept typically introduced in Grade 1, yet it is a concept not fully understood by many middle and high...


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How to Use Exit Tickets in Online Learning

Optimize student understanding in a changing world of online learning with digital exit tickets.

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Lessons with Laurie: How Do You Know?

This lesson explores the importance of asking “How do you know?” or similar questions when children are doing math. Asking...


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Teachers Unite: An Open Letter to Schools from Sophie Murphy

Navigating the new school landscape during school closures. Supporting teaching and learning and well-being during the...


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