Are you seeking evidence-based practices in mathematics, but cannot find the time to scour through mountains of research? Well, these practical guides have condensed evidence-based math best practices into ready-to-use guides. Just click the image to download the resource.
Problem Solved! Building Understanding of Word Problems Using UPS Check
This TACtic describes UPS-Check problem-solving process and provides resources for implementation. Examples and resources are also provided to demonstrate how UPS-Check can be utilized to formatively assess and monitor students’ problem-solving progress.
Unpacking Standards to Get to the Heart of Instruction
Planning a new unit? This Quick Reference describes the process of unpacking standards by focusing on what students need to know, understand, and be able to do.
An Administrator’s Guide to Mathematics Instruction
What does high-quality mathematics instruction look like? Sound like? What are the guiding principles for effective mathematics instruction? How can teachers structure their math block for maximum engagement and impact? These questions and many more are answered in this practical guide for school administrators. Classroom look-fors and observation tools are included.
The Concrete-Representational-Abstract Approach to Teaching Mathematics
This document provides an overview of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) approach, which is effective with all students. Teachers who use the instructional sequence see students who are on task, and motivated.
Fact Fluency: Separating Fact from Fiction
What is fact fluency? Is it about speed? This document explains fact fluency and offers strategies to build fluency while focusing on conceptual understanding.