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 examples... Continue Reading →

Libraries are essential in building academic success and equity in our schools and learning environments. This is very easy when staff and students come from similar backgrounds and share similar languages, experiences and expectations. But what about the ‘others’? The one’s who do not share similar experiences, expectations, languages, and backgrounds? First, what does it... Continue Reading →

Math: How we Teach in the Classroom Matters

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/514411549 Our personal schemas about math greatly impacts how we feel about math and ultimately how we will perform in math. From the time we are born, we are impacted by the attitudes and beliefs of those around us. The effects of nurture that shape our schemas of how the world works, also shapes what... Continue Reading →

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