Productive Struggle

Math Curiosities, Part 2

In my previous post on Mathematical Curiosities (www.imath.us/math), I wrote that I would explain in more detail later.  So, here are a few of the experiences I have had utilizing…

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Allow Your Students to Think

In today’s math classrooms, we all want our students to perform the thinking while solving problems, right? Oftentimes, however, the teacher is ultimately the one doing the thinking in hopes…

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Math Talks- Sorry, not sorry

In college, I heard, “Using a jigsaw is a great teaching strategy to help students learn content deeply and remember more of the material! Too bad it won’t apply in…

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Flip Your Flop

Ever wonder what to do when a student is trying to work on a problem-solving task and appears to be stuck? Sometimes, it’s that glassy-eyed stare into space; other times…

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Mistakes = Ideas Worth Talking About

Fall is my favorite season, primarily because it is when everyone goes back to school. My students and I begin the year with a clean slate. The possibilities are endless…

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