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In this EdWeek blog, an experiment in knowledge-gathering, Ferlazzo will address readers’ questions on classroom management, ELL instruction, lesson planning, and other issues facing teachers. Send your questions to lferlazzo@epe.org.

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Q&A Collections: Math Instruction

By Larry Ferlazzo — August 12, 2017 1 min read

I’ll begin posting new questions and answers in early September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past six years. You can see all those collections from the first five years here.

Here are the ones I’ve posted so far:

This Year’s Most Popular Q&A Posts

Classroom Management Advice

Race & Gender Challenges

Implementing The Common Core

Best Ways To Begin The School Year

Best Ways To End The School Year

Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning

Teaching Social Studies

Project-Based Learning

Using Tech In The Classroom

Parent Engagement In Schools

Teaching English Language Learners

Student Assessment

Brain-Based Learning

Reading Instruction

Writing Instruction

Education Policy Issues

Differentiating Instruction

Today’s theme is on Math Instruction. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of them:

* Math Can Be a ‘Hard Sell’

Cathy L. Seeley, Mary Mueller, Daniel R. Venables, Nancy Villalta, Erik M. Francis, and Rik Rowe discuss the challenges facing math teachers and the best ways to respond to them.

* ‘Challenges Are a Natural Part of Mathematics’

Makeda Brome, Pia Hansen, Linda Gojak, Marian Small, Kenneth Baum, and David Krulwich share their thoughts on the biggest challenges facing math teachers.

* Differentiating Algebra Instruction

Wendy Jennings, Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy, Billy Bender, Derek Cabrera, and Ed Thomas contribute their thoughts on differentiated algebra instruction.

* Effective Math Instructional Strategies—Part Two

Leslie Texas, Tammy Jones, and Denise Flick share their thoughts on math instruction, as do a number of readers.

* Ways To Teach Math Besides ‘Drill The Skill’

Anne Collins, Sue O’Connell, Alexandra Mattis, and José Luis Vilson share their thoughts and suggestions about teaching Math in Part One of a two-part series.

* Several Ways to Become Better at Teaching Math

Math educators José Vilson, Shawn Cornally, and Dan Meyer contribute their responses.

* Several Ways to Become Better at Teaching Math—Part Two

Bob Peterson and Eric Gutstein offer an excerpt from their book, Rethinking Mathematics, Gary Rubinstein contributes an excerpt from his book, Beyond Survival.

The opinions expressed in Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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