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Deconstructing a Lesson Activity – Part 2

Previously: Deconstructing a Lesson Activity – Part 1 No matter what I write in this Part 2, I hope it’s not a wrap-up of this topic. On the contrary, I hope it opens up and extends our conversations on improving the implementation of rich tasks in our classrooms. Physical arrangements, whiteboards, groupings. The student desks are […]

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Making Problem Solving Part of the Math Curriculum

In my last post, I wrote: I also want to start them immediately on the weekly Problem Solving (aka PS — our parents call them PMS, haha, such funny parents we have). I might write a post on this because it’s really at the heart of why I love teaching math. So, this is a post about my favorite geeky mathy thingy that […]

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5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussion

The post title is a book by Margaret S. Smith and Mary Kay Stein.  It’s a wonderful little book that can make a big impact in a math classroom. I’m lucky to be part of a team of presenters — there are four of us: Chris is a math professor at UCSB, Maria is a high school […]

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