Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers

The Role of Tasks in Developing Communities of Mathematical Inquiry

This article from the NCTM journal Teaching Children Mathematics, examines students' responses to a mathematically rich task and explores approaches for using such tasks to foster inquiry that engages children in mathematical practice.

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Building a Community of Mathematicians

This article from the NCTM journal Teaching Children Mathematics, describes how using the familiar "Magic Triangle" puzzle with a class of fourth-grade students contributed to the development of a supportive mathematical community.

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Orchestrating Discussions

This article from the NCTM journal Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, proposes a model for effectively using student responses in whole-class discussions. It has the potential to make teaching with high-level tasks more manageable for teachers and increase the likelihood that the demands of high-level tasks will be maintained during instruction. Although the article is written for middle school teachers, those teaching upper elementary grades will find the suggestions helpful.

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Fraction Concepts

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Instructional Materials, Activity, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction

Multiplication Game

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Activity, Game, Interactive Media

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