Students are taught multiple models in mathematics. This gives them multiple opportunities to understand an idea, strengthens and deepens connections to the material, and provides multiple tools for...

# Posts by Barbra

Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide in Word Problems? Beyond Key Words

(Click aqui para leer este articulo en español.) Word problems are the bane of math students' existence. Sometimes we could easily solve the exact same problem if it came up in real life but...

Functions are a big deal in algebra. The ideas they generate continue to influence how we think about mathematics beyond algebra as well. Conceptually, they are one of the most frequently...

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) include eight "Mathematical Practices" that teachers and students are encouraged to use throughout their mathematical lives. These are different from the...

(Click aqui para leer este articulo en español.) Algebra Tiles can be extremely useful in developing early algebraic thinking and modeling certain types of problems. However, they have very...

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) include eight "Mathematical Practices" that teachers and students are encouraged to use throughout their mathematical lives. These are different from the...