Virtual Reality in the Math Class: Moving from Abstract to Concrete

I have been thinking about Virtual Reality (VR) and how it could support math class. I think that we can help our students develop deeper conceptual understandings of math if we can provide opportunities to help students experience the math in multiple immersive ways. We know that students learn best when they can experience theContinue reading “Virtual Reality in the Math Class: Moving from Abstract to Concrete”

Supporting Struggling Students in Math

Supporting students who struggle in math with developmentally appropriate content and pedagogical strategies

Math Talk in the Classroom

Facilitating quality math talk in the classroom is essential to promote student learning. However, this can be very challenging. One cornerstone of effective math talk, is the ability to listen, question, paraphrase and learn from other students. Despite the fact that teachers create classroom norms and expectations around effective communication, students may be inadvertently reinforcedContinue reading “Math Talk in the Classroom”

How do we design our Math Class?

I have been doing a lot of reflecting about math, in particular thinking about different types of math class situations, and considering what kinds of questions we need to ask to help students develop conceptual knowledge. In our math classes it is important to provide students with cognitively demanding tasks. Rich tasks are great examplesContinue reading “How do we design our Math Class?”

Reflections on #TheMathPod with Cathy Fosnot: The Meaning of Context

  I recently listened to The Math Pod recording with Cathy Fosnot and Stephen Hurley from VoiceEd Radio. This podcast really helped me to think about the different lenses that we use to teach math. This is where my thinking went. This caused me to connect with ‘lenses’ I have heard, particularly out in theContinue reading “Reflections on #TheMathPod with Cathy Fosnot: The Meaning of Context”