## The True Purpose of Assessment in Math Class

The True Purpose of Assessment in Math Class How do we design, cultivate, and facilitate a classroom culture where assessment is power and not punishment? Maybe you’re like us (Jon & Kyle); you’ve been changing your practice over the last few years, you’ve moved...

## How To Teach Algebra: Using A Double Number Line To Solve Multi-Step Equations

How To Teach Algebra: Using A Double Number Line To Solve Multi-Step Equations Help your students become more flexible and fluent with solving multi-step equations by showing them how to use a flexible model: The Double Number Line. We all want our students to become...

## 3 Tips to Prevent “Give Up Moments” & Create resilient Problem Solvers

3 Tips to Prevent “Give Up Moments” & Create resilient Problem Solvers Frustration is what we feel when we see good kids toss in the towel when it’s time to work on word problems and problem-solving. We think…. “If they just stuck with the...

## How To Teach Percent to Build Fluency!

How To Teach Percent to Build Fluency! Imagine this…. You just finished teaching your lesson on percent; your examples covered a wide variety of scenarios and you feel pretty confident that students can calculate values with percent. Then…. Hands go up and...

## Building Multiplication Fluency Through Ratios, Rates and Proportional Relationships

Building Multiplication Fluency Through Ratios, Rates and Proportional Relationships A Classroom Problem Based Lesson Sneak Peek As mathematics teachers, we are well aware that learning mathematics is developmental in nature; that one idea builds on another and the...

## How To Teach Ratios Through Division

How To Teach Ratios Through Division A Classroom Problem Based Lesson Sneak Peek Ratios, rates and proportionality are big ideas that explode in the middle grades and are often thought to be the “gatekeepers” for students to either build the understanding...