Try these meaningful alternative approaches to helping students make sense of word problems.
Karen S. Karp, Sarah B. Bush, and Barbara J. Dougherty
Vi Tamargo and Tod Johnston
Making student thinking visible improves the feedback loop for the learner, the teacher, and the entire class.
Jessica F. Shumway and Jessica Hoggan
Second graders began their journey to multiplicative reasoning by using rectangular arrays to find a total amount.
Lisa M. Buchholz
Several detours prompted me to find time in an overcrowded school day to incorporate important, powerful, daily, whole-class application of fact strategies.
Martha E. Hildebrandt
Postscript items are designed as rich “grab and go” resources that teachers can quickly incorporate into their classroom repertoire with little effort and maximum impact. This article adapts the classic Dots and Squares game into fun ways to encourage problem solving and computation. Variations include ways to adapt the game to different levels.
This article shares ideas for using the calendar date to increase students' mental mathematics and problem-solving skills. Postscript items are designed as rich grab-and-go resources that any teacher could quickly incorporate into his or her classroom repertoire with little effort and maximum impact.
Cristina Gomez and Dani Novak
Consider using these problems to help students develop number and operation sense in a simple and fun way.
Wendy S. Bray, Jillian D. Johnson, Nancy Rivera, Lee-Ann Fink, Charity Bauduin, and Robert C. Schoen
Teachers engage in sustained peer collaboration about formative assessment with a focus on students' mathematical thinking.
Ryan Higgins and John Byrd
Redesign well-known playground games, such as hopscotch, to connect physical movement with mathematics play. Postscript items are designed as rich grab-and-go resources that any teacher can quickly incorporate into his or her classroom repertoire with little effort and maximum impact.