Tag: mathematical practices

Slow is Smooth. Smooth is Fast.

Ok, here’s the deal: I feel like the way most of us currently assess and view mathematical fluency and ability (timed tests) is complete garbage. Now that I have that out of the way, let me explain myself….

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Teach the Math Behind the Methods

Let me start off with a confession: when I was a student, I had no idea what I was doing in math. Come to think of it, I don’t think many of my peers understood what was going…

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Shifting Our Mathematical Mindsets

As the PD started, we were asked to write down three words to represent thoughts or emotions we had about our own math experiences when we were young students. My words? Confused, frustrated, and bored.

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