During the summer, I am sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past 11 years. You can see all those collections from the first 10 years here.
Today’s theme is on Math Instruction.
You can see the list following this excerpt from one of the posts:
1. ‘Beware of Teaching Math Vocabulary Out of Context!’
Three educators share their favorite math instructional strategies, including “Turn & Talk to Your Neighbor.” Read more.
2. Four Teacher-Recommended Instructional Strategies for Math
Four teachers share their favorite strategies for math instruction, including the Concrete Representational Abstract approach. Read more.
3. Don’t ‘Make the Math Classroom a Project-Based-Learning-Free Zone’
Three educators share advice on incorporating project-based learning in math classes, including asking the question “What’s nearby?” Read more.
4. Using Project-Based Learning in Math Classes
Two teachers share practical strategies for using project-based learning in math classes, including one called “Notice & Wonder.” Read more.
5. Twelve Ways to Make Math More Culturally Responsive
Four educators share ideas for using culturally responsive teaching in math class, including by helping students make community connections. Read more.
6. ‘I Am Doing My Best': Teaching Math During the School Closure Crisis
Four teachers offer remote teaching tips for math instruction, including recognizing that nothing they do is going to be anywhere near “perfect.” Read more.
7. ‘Less Is More’ in Math Distance Learning
Four math educators offer advice about remote instruction, including providing more specific targets and cultivating home connections. Read more.
8. ‘How to Assess Students’ Math Skills Remotely
Two math educators discuss how they are communicating student performance during the school closure crisis, as well as how they are taking care of themselves. Read more.
9. Math Instruction in the Age of the Coronavirus
Two math educators share how they design their remote teaching math lessons and what they typically look like in practice. Read more.
10. Elements of an Effective Math Lesson
Teachers explain how creative math lessons can spring from students’ surrounding environments and culture such as the cost of the Thanksgiving meal and the search for “math selfies.” Read more.
More Q&A posts about math instruction:
- Eight Educators Share Their Best Math Lessons
- ‘Nix the Tricks’ in Math Instruction
- ‘It’s Time to Slow Down and Smell the Mathematical Roses!’
- Mistakes That Math Teachers Make
- ‘Tech Does Not Replace Pedagogy—It Complements It’
- Ways to Use Tech in Math Class
- Students Must ‘Engage in Math Problem-Solving’ & Not Just ‘Follow Procedures’
- Best Practices for Teaching High School Math
- ‘Writing in Math Class Is a Win-Win for Students & Teachers’
- Author Interview: ‘Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In’
- Math Can Be a ‘Hard Sell’
- ‘Challenges Are a Natural Part of Mathematics’
- Differentiating Algebra Instruction
- Effective Math Instructional Strategies—Part Two
- Ways to Teach Math Besides ‘Drill the Skill’
- Several Ways to Become Better at Teaching Math
- Several Ways to Become Better at Teaching Math—Part Two
Explore other thematic posts:
- It Was Another Busy School Year. What Resonated for You?
- How to Best Address Race and Racism in the Classroom
- Schools Just Let Out, But What Are the Best Ways to Begin the Coming Year?
- Classroom Management Starts With Student Engagement
- Teacher Takeaways From the Pandemic: What’s Worked? What Hasn’t?
- The School Year Has Ended. What Are Some Lessons to Close Out Next Year?
- Student Motivation and Social-Emotional Learning Present Challenges. Here’s How to Help
- How to Challenge Normative Gender Culture to Support All Students
- What Students Like (and Don’t Like) About School
- Technology Is the Tool, Not the Teacher
- How to Make Parent Engagement Meaningful
- Teaching Social Studies Isn’t for the Faint of Heart
- Differentiated Instruction Doesn’t Need to Be a Heavy Lift
- How to Help Students Embrace Reading. Educators Weigh In
- 10 Strategies for Reaching English-Learners
- 10 Ways to Include Teachers in Important Policy Decisions
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.