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The One Book Every Math Teacher Should Have

Posted by Marian Small, author on Oct 7, 2019 5:00:00 AM
Below is a guest blog from author and math expert, Marian Small. Her new book, Understanding the Math We Teach and How to Teach It is now available for order.

Lots of elementary teachers were not privileged to receive math instruction that built their confidence in math. As a consequence, many of these teachers feel discomfort and stress as they try to teach math in a more meaningful way to their students. They worry! What if they say the wrong thing? What if the students ask them to explain something and they can’t? What if the students say something, and they’re not sure if they are right or wrong? If you are one of the people with those feelings, you are not alone. For so long, math was taught by many as a set of rules without any attempt to make those rules make sense, and many of our teachers are products of that system.

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Topics: Math, Math Monday #StenhouseMath

Teacher's Corner Podcast: Number Talks with Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker

Posted by admin on Oct 3, 2019 4:55:29 PM

In this newest installment of the Teacher's Corner Podcast, Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker, authors of Making Number Talks Matter and Digging Deeper: Making Number Talks Matter Even More talk about their journey writing these two important math books and what they've learned along the way.

Listen to it here.

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

Increase Engagement in Math Class by Incorporating Debate

Posted by admin on Sep 27, 2019 2:09:42 PM

Math teacher and author of the new book, Up for Debate! Chris Luzniak, wondered what would happen if he blended the energizing techniques from his debate classes with the lessons in his math classes to help his students become more engaged—he was not disappointed.

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

What Does an Open Middle Classroom Look Like?

Posted by admin on Sep 18, 2019 1:44:14 PM

The following is excerpted from the Introduction of the new book by Robert Kaplinsky, Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, Grades 6–12. Find out what your classroom can look like by incorporating the ideas from this book into your math instruction.

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

Stenhouse Authors at NCTM, Boston

Posted by admin on Sep 17, 2019 2:22:15 PM

It’s almost time for the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) regional conference in Boston, MA. Here is a rundown of what our Stenhouse math authors will be up to. Be sure to catch their sessions!

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

#StenhouseMath Twitter Chat Recap - Intentional Talk

Posted by admin on Sep 11, 2019 3:30:39 PM

In case you missed it, here is the recap of last night's #StenhouseMath Twitter Chat with Elham Kazemi and Allison Hintz on their book, Intentional Talk: How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions.

Teachers and math enthusiasts from all over the country joined in to chat about how to use the strategies in this book to explore deeper math discussions in the classroom. There are a lot of great ideas shared, so read to get some tips!

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

Why Debate in Math Class with Chris Luzniak

Posted by admin on Aug 15, 2019 3:03:25 PM
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Topics: Math

The Magic of Open Middle Math with Robert Kaplinsky

Posted by admin on Jul 29, 2019 9:50:34 AM

"Open Middle Math celebrates that the journey we bring students on in our classroom matters more than the destination.” –Sara Van Der Werf, VanDerWerf Educational Consulting

Recently, we sat down with Robert Kaplinsky to talk about his new book, Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, Grades 6–12. Find out how Open Middle math problems can transform your middle and high school math class.

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Topics: Math, Math Monday #StenhouseMath

Building Confidence in Your Math Instruction

Posted by Marian Small, author on Jun 20, 2019 9:13:24 AM
Below is a guest blog from author and math expert, Marian Small. Her new book, Understanding the Math We Teach and How to Teach It is now available for preorder.

Lots of elementary teachers were not privileged to receive math instruction that built their confidence in math. As a consequence, many of these teachers feel discomfort and stress as they try to teach math in a more meaningful way to their students. They worry! What if they say the wrong thing? What if the students ask them to explain something and they can’t? What if the students say something, and they’re not sure if they are right or wrong? If you are one of the people with those feelings, you are not alone. For so long, math was taught by many as a set of rules without any attempt to make those rules make sense, and many of our teachers are products of that system.

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Topics: Math, Math Monday #StenhouseMath

A Tool for Choral Counting

Posted by Jill Backman on Jun 18, 2019 11:01:03 AM

If you are familiar with Choral Counting & Counting Collections by Megan L. Franke, Elham Kazemi, and Angela Chan Turrou, then you know that Choral Counting is a fun, engaging instructional activity designed to leverage children’s mathematical thinking as they work together to count and dig into a variety of number sequences. Did you know, however, there is a Choral Counting Tool to help you plan out your counts?

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Topics: Math, Math Monday #StenhouseMath

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