May 26, 2023 When reflecting on MAP scores, it is important to understand that a balanced approach to teaching and learning mathematics is about solving authentic problems, making sense of the situations, and drawing conclusions - this trio allows students to transfer what they have learned to new situations. Mathematicians explore authentic problems and persevere in solving them … Continue reading The role of MAP test in a Balanced Approach to Mathematics

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# Developing Number Sense in the Early Years

In most movies and TV shows with teenage characters, we see them talk about how hard math class is, or how they are failing math. It is also common to hear them say "I'm not good at math" or "I'm not a math person." Most scenes show the math teacher writing crazy formulas on the … Continue reading Developing Number Sense in the Early Years

# Communicating & Reasoning as a Tool During Distance Learning

As educators we are prepared for constant change. We are used to the feeling of being comfortable not knowing everything all the time. We rely on our teammates to ask for help about creating a lesson we have never taught before or get advice regarding new strategies to use with a student who is struggling … Continue reading Communicating & Reasoning as a Tool During Distance Learning

# Using Apps to Learn Math

Apps could be an amazing tool for learning. Using technology in general is essential in education to prepare our students for their future careers. We need to acknowledge the fact that technology affects the way we work, play, live and learn today. We canâ€™t pretend smartphones and tablets are not part of our studentsâ€™ daily … Continue reading Using Apps to Learn Math