## Should Calculators Be Allowed in Math Class?

Calculators can improve the classroom experience or interfere with learning. So how can educators decide if calculators should be allowed in math class?

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# Math Education

## Should Calculators Be Allowed in Math Class?

## How Visual Models Help Level the Playing Field for All Math Students

## Build Algebraic Reasoning with Number Sentence Proofs

## How Social Media Proved That Math is a Language

## How to Help Students Who Struggle with Word Problems

## What to Do When Students Struggle with Fraction Operations

## Is it time to Retire the Term “Math Facts?”

## Graphic Organizers: Just A Fancy Name for Worksheets?

## When His Students Demanded Self-Paced Learning, This Teacher Listened

Calculators can improve the classroom experience or interfere with learning. So how can educators decide if calculators should be allowed in math class?

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.

Recently, a viral math meme established, once and for all, that math is a language. And a nuanced once, at that. Where it started is …

“They know the math. They’re just can’t do the word problems. It’s their reading comprehension.” Ms. Hartwell was explaining why her students had struggled on …

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Students of all ages may struggle with fraction operations. They’re not that hard, as long as students understand the concept of fractions.

When students struggle in math, we often think it’s because they haven’t mastered their facts. But what if there’s no such thing as a “math fact?”

Graphic organizers and worksheets seem similar. But there are some key differences that make graphic organizers better suited to hands-on learning.

With self-paced learning, you don’t value speed, you value mastery. So instead of scaffolding rigor I’m going to scaffold the time students are given.