The Preparing Young Children for School Educator’s Practice Guide (Burchinal et al., 2022) identifies two evidence-based math recommendations: Provide intentional instruction to build children’s understanding of mathematical ideas and skills. Engage children in conversations about mathematical ideas and support them in using mathematical language. Using children’s literature to mathematize is a method that can be… Read More Using Children’s Literature to Mathematize
Implementation of the 2021 Mathematics Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOLs) has heightened the need for more mathematics resources that can be used by teachers who utilize these standards. Guidance is needed to answer questions such as: 1) What background knowledge is needed in order to effectively teach each math concept? 2) What should students… Read More New VESOL Mathematics Resources Available!
The beginning of a new school year is a great time to reflect upon practices in your school. Our attitudes about math as teachers and school leaders can have a tremendous impact on our students’ attitudes and views about learning mathematics. Below are two ways that a math-positive culture can be promoted at your school…. Read More Promoting a Math-Positive School Culture
When considering instructional activities for mathematics, teachers should focus on strategies that have evidence to support their effectiveness. The Virginia Department of Education, building on the work of the Institute for Education Sciences (IES), has identified five evidence-based strategies to specially-design mathematics instruction: 1. Explicit Instruction 2. Formal Mathematical Language 3. Concrete, Representational, and Abstract… Read More Doing What Works: Five Evidence-Based Strategies to Specially Design Mathematics Instruction
Are you seeking mathematics professional development that you can do from home at your own pace? Well, here are a few opportunities that you might want to check out! Intensive Intervention in Mathematics The National Center on Intensive Intervention has created course content focused on developing educators’ skills in providing intensive mathematics instruction. The 8… Read More Self-Paced Summer Math Professional Development Opportunities
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… Read More From Research to Practice: Check Out These User-Friendly Math Resources
Whether you are teaching face-to-face, virtually, or in a hybrid situation, there are many promising practices and strategies that can be effective with exceptional learners. In fact, many existing evidence-based, high-leverage practices can be implemented within distance learning programs. Murawski and Gaines (2021) suggest the following to make learning work for everyone: EMBRACE Universal Design… Read More Doing What Works With Exceptional Learners In All Learning Settings