Teachers have received limited guidance about writing during math instruction (Casa, Evans, Firmender, & Colonnese, 2017). Because of this, it is important to distinguish between writing about mathematics and mathematical writing. Writing about mathematics prioritizes the learning of literacy; but mathematical writing emphasizes mathematical reasoning (Casa, et al., 2017). This type of writing includes text,… Read More Are your students Writing About Mathematics? Or, are they Engaged in Mathematical Writing?

## 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning Resources

Resources Available for the NEW 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning During the spring of 2017, the Virginia Department of Education held several Math SOL Institutes across the state to support the implementation of the new 2016 Math Standards of Learning. During these sessions, participants deepened their understanding of the 2016 Math SOL Standards by reviewing… Read More 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning Resources

## Using Number Talks to Build Fact Fluency

Number sense is the foundation for all higher-level mathematics (Feikes & Schwingendorf, 2008). But when students focus on just memorizing facts they often do so without number sense, which means they are very limited in what they can do and are prone to making errors (Boaler, 2015). The more we emphasize memorization to students the… Read More Using Number Talks to Build Fact Fluency

## Math Mindset

Jo Boaler (2013), a Mathematics Education Professor at Stanford University, describes a fixed mindset as the belief that either you’re smart or you’re not. On the other hand, a growth mindset is the belief that intelligence and smartness can be learned and that the brain can grow from exercise (Boaler, 2013). Teacher attitudes and mindset… Read More Math Mindset

## Using Number Talks to Build Fact Fluency

Number sense is the foundation for all higher-level mathematics (Feikes & Schwingendorf, 2008). But when students focus on just memorizing facts they often do so without number sense, which means they are very limited in what they can do and are prone to making errors (Boaler, 2015). The more we emphasize memorization to students the… Read More Using Number Talks to Build Fact Fluency

## Online Book Studies are Available

Teaching Inclusive Mathematics for Special Learners K-6 Would you like to: ¨ “See inside the heads” of students needing additional support? ¨ Have access to strategies and instructional techniques to help facilitate learning? ¨ Identify “look-fors” to help understand and observe student strengths and challenges? This book study will provide both general education and special… Read More Online Book Studies are Available

## New Mathematics Library Resources

New Mathematics Resources!! The following resources are now available for checkout in the T-TAC ODU Lending Library! Developing Number Concepts The Developing Number Concepts series by Kathy Richardson is designed to help young children develop important foundational mathematics concepts. Each of the three books in the series includes organized sets of activities and lessons focused… Read More New Mathematics Library Resources