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How to Express Regularity in Repeated Reasoning with Fact Families At the Middle School Level

March 1, 2017 at 1:39 PM

I have been seeing the usefulness of teaching fact families at the middle school level. As a result, I have been thinking about how students look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning...Read more

Attend to Precision in the K–8 Classroom: Math Standard 6

September 13, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Today’s Standard for Mathematical Practice, Attend to Precision, is one of the ones I work with the most in my classroom. Students can engage in some great discussions about precision. Also, when you...Read more

Three Ways to Use Appropriate Tools Strategically (Mathematical Practice 5)

August 11, 2016 at 6:30 AM

There is a great deal to say about how to use appropriate tools strategically, which is Mathematical Practice 5 from the Common Core State Standards. It is simple to say that this standard is about...Read more

Using the Rule of Four Template to Help Middle School Students Model with Mathematics

July 8, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Having students model with mathematics has become an increasingly important element of the Common Core State Standards. Mathematical Practice Standard 4, Model with Mathematics, provides some...Read more

Mathematical Practice 3 for Middle School Students: Vocabulary to Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others

May 18, 2016 at 5:51 PM

We are looking at Mathematical Practice 3 today as a part of a series of blog posts on using the Standards for Mathematical Practice at the middle school level. Mathematical Practice 3 asks students...Read more

3 Ways to Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively in the Middle School Classroom

May 12, 2016 at 7:00 AM

In this post I will share several ways that you can use Mathematical Practice 2 in your classroom. For me, this practice was one of the more confusing ones when I first tried to understand it. I hope...Read more

How to Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them, K–8

April 21, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Making sense of problems and persevering in them is Mathematical Practice 1, a part of the Common Core Mathematical Practices. This post covers this standard and how it can be simplified for grades...Read more

Two Ways You Can Begin to Implement the Math Practice Standards

March 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice, often called the math practice standards, are part of the Common Core. Don’t get confused as they are referred to in so many ways: the math practices,...Read more

Welcome to the Progress in Math Blog

March 2, 2016 at 2:33 PM

I am so glad that you found this math blog among all the possible sites you might have landed on through the Internet, and I hope you keep with me as I continue to develop the blog. What you will...Read more

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