Lesson plans aren’t just to fill time. Whether in-person or online, good lessons have an engaging opening, a purposeful middle, and a clarifying end.
Many teachers today shun worksheets and prize graphic organizers as a student-centered resource. But are they really so different?
Traditional math focused on arithmetic until high school. Common Core uses visual models to introduce conceptual math earlier.
By proving and disproving number sentences, students can go beyond disconnected “math facts,” and begin seeing the connections between numbers.
Word Problem strategies that use key words create misunderstanding and limit deep thinking. Instead, focus on formulation with Polya’s 4-step process.
Students of all ages may struggle with fraction operations. They’re not that hard, as long as students understand the concept of fractions.