Best Practices for Teaching Math
Seward Presentation Powerpoint Handout
Norris Presentation Powerpoint
Google Doc Best Practices for Teaching Math
Aurora Presentation PowerPoint PDF
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Independent Reviews of Educational Materials by Educators EdReports
Matt Larson, NCTM Ignite presentation "Balancing the equation"
Jo Boaler, Memorizers are the lowest achievers on assessments and other surprises. "We don’t need students to calculate quickly in math. We need students who can ask good questions, map out pathways, reason about complex solutions, set up models and communicate in different forms."
From Jo Boaler
Teacher Understanding and Growth Mindset Before Memorization Blog Post
Study finds that students who report using memorization alone when studying math are successful with easier problems, but struggle with more difficult ones.

Understanding Subtraction why understanding is better than memorizing 10 min video
From Marilyn Burns
Instead of seeing a mistake ask "What are my students thinking?"

Four purposes to aim for when assigning math homework.

The Most Important Consideration: What Will Be Best for Our Students
Lotus Chart
What does good mathematics teaching look like?
Upside Down Teaching
  • Lenny’s Links for Upside Down Teaching
  • Cathy Seeley, former president of NCTM says “Structured struggle and purposeful talking can lead to learning.” Constructive Struggling 5 minute video
  • Take a look at the article above “constructive struggling” The Power of YET.
Estimation Activity
Dan Meyer
Growth Mindset
21st Century Learning
NCTM, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
STEM resources
vocab Resources
Nebraska Standards and Table of Specs
Video Breaks
Kid Snippets Math Class
My Favorite Number from Big Bang
NCTM president looks at the Curriculum process
http://www.nctm.org/about/content.aspx?id=43510