Recently, I have been working with teachers to challenge conventional wisdom and classroom practices regarding fact fluency.
Contributed by Ryota Matsuura
The practice of looking for and expressing regularity in repeated reasoning… examples for use in the classroom
Contributed by Karen Hyers
I left NCSM/NCTM week in Boston with a lot of big ideas to ponder for the summer, And as a full-time classroom teacher, I also look for that one new thing to bring back and implement with my students right away. For me that moment was when Dan Meyer said, “You can always add. You can’t subtract.”
Core Math Tools. CPMP-Tools. TCMS-Tools. Variations on freely available technology for investigation and problem solving.
The version of these software tools developed in conjunction with an NCTM task force is called is Core Math Tools. It is promoted on the NCTM website along with sample lessons, custom apps, and readily available how-to pages that may make it the most user friendly place to begin.
Once we have guided our students to connect the geometric representation with the algebraic representation of the relationship, we can further deepen their conceptual understanding, broaden their concept image, and promote reasoning and sense making through a series of tasks such as these.