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With many states implementing the Common Core State Standards–and some reconsidering their adoption–there is much conversation about the actual impact standards have on student learning as well as how well students know the ultimate goals of their learning. Many districts,

In my ten years experience as an educator, I’ve been in a lot of discussions with colleagues about how math can progress at a satisfying and comfortable pace. We argue about whether students need more practice or more exploration, whether

One of the most difficult challenges for any math teacher to master is effective differentiation. We worry enough about the students that are fighting to keep up, but at the same time, we keep an eye on our most gifted

Becoming a strong student of mathematics is about more than memorizing formulas and excelling at operation facts. The true heart of math lies in logic and problem solving. Strong tests, including many standardized assessments, feature questions that challenge students with