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# Category Archives: Teaching

## Finding things you never knew you had…

While looking for some information this morning for a teacher regarding our state test, I found something that just might turn out to be useful. I tend to regard high-stakes tests as a necessary evil, but sometimes good things do … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices, Resources, Teaching, Test Preparation
Tagged CMT, Strategies, Test Prep
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## Instructional Coaching vs. Content Coaching…is it really a contest?

Since I became an instructional coach, I’ve heard varying opinions about the importance of content knowledge in being a successful coach. Currently, I am a coach for K-5 math. In my position, I need to know about best practices in … Continue reading

## Alternative Algorithms – Part 2

Here is a link to the Everyday Math computation page, including information about their focus algorithms. I took part in some staff development today that reinforced the importance of students developing algorithms as a product of conceptual understanding. Everyday Mathematics … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Math, Resources, Teaching
Tagged alternative algorithms, everyday math, Teaching
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## Alternative Algorithms

A student who recently came into our district from Australia shared this method of subtraction with me this morning when I was working with her in class. It was new to me, but it works. Unfortunately she was unable to … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices, Everyday Math, Teaching, Thinking/Cognition
Tagged alternative algorithms
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## Making Connections

Lately, I have been telling my colleagues (and my boss!) about the value of connecting to other educators through Twitter. It’s amazing what can be accomplished in a mere 140 characters! Last night I participated in something called Edchat. Simply … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices, Connections, Real-life Mathematics, Teaching, Technology
Tagged iPad, iPhone, iPod, laptops, mobile learning devices, netbooks, tablet, technology
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## Overwhelmed!

I promised to blog while I was at the NCTM National Conference…but I bet you can guess by the title that I was a bit overwhelmed! There were so many things to do and see – I didn’t even come close to … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices, Conferences, Everyday Math, Math/Literacy Connections, Real-life Mathematics, Teaching, Technology
Tagged NCSM, NCTM, Twitter
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## Building Math Positivity

I ran across this blog post today…just a few ideas on how to give math some more “good press” and put a damper on math anxiety! Building Math Positivity

Posted in Connections, Parent Involvement, Real-life Mathematics, Teaching
Tagged math
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