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Q&A Collections: Math Instruction

By Larry Ferlazzo — August 15, 2018 2 min read

During the summer I will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past seven years. You can see all those collections from the first six years here.

Here are the ones I’ve posted so far:

This Year’s Most Popular Q&A Posts

Race & Gender Challenges

Classroom Management Advice

Best Ways To Begin The School Year

Best Ways To End The School Year

Implementing The Common Core

Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning

Teaching Social Studies

Project-Based Learning

Using Tech In The Classroom

Parent Engagement In Schools

Teaching English Language Learners

Reading Instruction

Writing Instruction

Education Policy Issues

Student Assessment

Differentiating Instruction

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

* Students Must ‘Engage in Math Problem-Solving’ & Not Just ‘Follow Procedures’

Wendy Monroy, Jennifer Chang Wathall, Sunil Singh, and Dr. Matthew L. Beyranevand contribute their commentaries about the best instructional practices in secondary math classes.

* Best Practices for Teaching High School Math

David Wees, Jill Henry, Tammy L. Jones, Leslie A. Texas and Anne Collins share their recommendations for best practices in teaching high school math.

* ‘Writing in Math Class Is a Win-Win for Students & Teachers’

Dr. Linda Dacey, Sandy Atkins, Andrea Clark, Mike Flynn, ReLeah Cossett Lent and Shannon Jones share their ideas on how to incorporate writing into math instruction.


* Author Interview: ‘Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want To Join In’

IIana Horn answers a few questions about her book.

* 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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