What Happened to Math Class?
Understanding the Shifts in Mathematics Teaching and How to Support Your Child’s Learning
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Thanks for stopping by this page. I recently facilitated an information session for educators and parents to help them understand the changes in mathematics education and had the session recorded so I could share it with you.
The video is divided into chapters if you want to watch it in smaller sections. Simply hover your cursor over the dots on the progress bar on the video to see the chapter titles. Click on the dot to jump to that chapter.
Chapter 1: Sorting Through the Misinformation
Chapter 2: Unplugging from the Matrix of Math
Chapter 3: Lost in Boston: The Illusion of Understanding
Chapter 4: Understanding What It’s Like to Be a Student
Chapter 5: Concrete, Representational, and Abstract Thinkers
Chapter 6: Fostering Adaptive Reasoning
Chapter 7: How to Support Your Students’ Learning
Below are resources (websites, articles, etc.) you may find helpful. Feel free to share the link to this page with colleagues, administrators, parents, and anyone else you think might be interested.
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These sites are loaded with great math tasks, articles, blogs, videos, and resources to support you and the learning of the students you support.
These are just a few of my favorite math games to play with students and adults. Just click the images to learn more about the games and how to purchase them.
These articles address a lot of the common challenges families face when making sense of the changes in mathematics education. They’re helpful for educators as well.
11 Ways to Help Your Child Enjoy Math by Michaelson Monaghan
Fluency Without Fear by Jo Boaler
Helping Your Child With Today’s Math: A parents’ guide to surviving math class all over again: valuable tools to help you help your your child with today’s mathematics from the National Education Association.
Back Off Parents: It’s Not Your Job to Teach Common Core Math When Helping with Homework: What should parents do when they don’t understand their kids’ Common Core homework? By Kathleen Lucadamo