Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
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# Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction

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## Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Practices - Literacy Lines

I recently read two blogs on the Edutopia website that I would like to share wit
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## An Important Teacher Decision: When and When Not to Give the Answer? | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

When should a teacher resolve a question for students and when is it OK, or even a better instructional decision, to let confusion ride? I recently was
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## A Reponse to Joe Schwartz’s Blog about Algorithms | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

I was recently planning to teach my friend Ruth Cossey’s elementary math methods class at Mills College in Oakland, California. Digging through my collection of
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## The Progression of Addition and Subtraction

The more I create... the more I learn.  Here is the 3rd installment of this whole Making Sense Series which has truly forced me to be a better teacher.  A more educated teacher. I can't stress enough how much I've learned from diving into the progressions found here. There are many intricate pieces of learning…
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## Where Do You See 5?

Students need to use concrete models, visual representations and numbers in conjunction to learn more deeply. But the REALLY deep learning comes when they can see patterns and connections. In this case I had first grade student build the number 8 as many ways as he could. At the end I asked if he could…
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## Place Value: How to Assess Students’ Understanding | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

Place value is one of the most important foundational concepts about our number system. Watch my assessment interviews of second graders and learn how you can
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## Fix It: An Activity for Ordering Fractions | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

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Good idea to gain student involvement.  Could be adapted to other topics in mathematics.

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## How to Use Essential Questions in the Classroom

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## The Equal Sign: What It Really Means | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

Students begin learning about the equal sign in the early grades, and Quack and Count by Keith Baker is a terrific children’s book for helping with this in
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## Can You KenKen? | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

I’ve taught students in grade 2 through middle school how to solve KenKen puzzles. If you’ve never solved KenKen puzzles yourself, or haven't engaged your
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## Teach them how to think deep - Literacy Lines

Research shows that if you ask yourself questions while you read, you better comprehend. This makes great sense...
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## 3rd Grade Dot Image Number Talk

Since the 3rd graders are entering their multiplication unit, I find it the perfect time for some dot images!! I used the image below as a quick image in which I ask them to think about how many do...
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## Numberless Word Problems

“They just add all the numbers. It doesn’t matter what the problem says.” This is what a third grade teacher told my co-worker while she was visiting her classroom as an instructional coach. She di...
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Great idea for all levels!

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If you haven't heard of Dr. Jo Boaler of Stanford University, you'll need to make it your mission to learn about her this summer. She is an outstanding educator that is truly creating a revolution in the math world. You can find out more at YouCubed.org, where there are deep math tasks for many ages.…
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What is the difference between formative and interim assessments? This chart provides a guide for distinguishing different kinds of student assessments.
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## The Game of Pathways | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

I like the multiplication game of Pathways. It engages students’ interest, helps develop their familiarity with the times table, and encourages them to think
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## The Visuals Bring The Connection

Learning to memorize something without any connection seems like a near impossible feat. Memorizing a map is very difficult for me when I travel, I need it with me the whole time to connect landmarks, buildings and other streets to remember the streets I have been on.  I still haven't figured out exactly how I…
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## Concept First, Notation Last

How to introduce the concept of inequalities to your students. Watch a lesson that helps students understand the concept of inequalities using the strategy of Concept First, Notation Last.
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## Oh My! The Progression of Multiplication

Well, I've watched this video three times now and I think I need to watch it at least five more times. I love, love, love how this presented to the audience. https://vimeo.com/149428217   My take aways for when I am teaching multiplication: I need to stop stealing the opportunity to let my students use concrete…
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## One Children’s Book . . . Different Grade Levels | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

In a previous blog, I described a lesson I taught to second graders using the wonderful children’s book One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab. At John Muir Elementary
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## Chrysanthemum—An Oldie but Goodie | Marilyn Burns Math Blog

Are you interested in a lesson that combines a wonderful children’s book with activities that engage students with organizing data and reasoning numerically?
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## 3rd Grade Multiplication Talking Points

This week I had the chance to work with a third grade teacher, Andrea! Her class is just about to begin their unit on multiplication and division so she wanted to do Talking Points to see what they...
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## Scores | Scoring Rubric - Overview | ACT Student

These are the descriptions of scoring criteria that the trained readers will follow to determine the score (1–6) for your essay.
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## My Week In The 2nd & 3rd Grade Math Classroom

While I am loving my new role as the school math specialist, I am definitely finding that my blogging has taken a bit of a slide. I have come to realize that my main inspirations for blogging is ha...
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