Topic: Mathematics Instruction
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Developing strong foundations in mathematics at early age is a key component to overall student success. By ...enMath for Elementary Students and Their Teachers
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SREB’s <a href=
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Matters: Factoring in Teacher Knowledge and
Practice</em></a> shows why math is so critical for young
students and recommends ways to improve math instruction
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<p><a href="https://www.sreb.org/news/math-elementary-students-and-their-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsNews ReleasesTopic: Mathematics InstructionWed, 04 Mar 2020 23:26:00 +0000Beth Day5975 at https://www.sreb.orgBuilding Critical Math Skills in the Early Grades
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When children in primary grades study math, they are learning
more than how to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers.
Solving math problems helps students develop strong analytical
and problem-solving skills that are vital for academic and
personal success. In <em>Early Math Matters</em>, SREB explores
why early math is so important and provides recommendations on
how state leaders can raise the math achievement of their
students.
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<p><a href="https://www.sreb.org/post/building-critical-math-skills-early-grades" target="_blank">read more</a></p>PostTopic: Mathematics InstructionMon, 02 Dec 2019 14:40:00 +0000melissa.pinsky@sreb.org5866 at https://www.sreb.orgGiving Elementary Teachers the Tools to Teach Math Well
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Broad preparation can leave math-specific knowledge lacking </div>
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teachers with strong math backgrounds tend to be drawn toward the
secondary grades, where they can just teach math. In fact,
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results of the 2018 National Survey of Science and Math
Education</a> showed that just 3 percent of elementary teachers
surveyed held a degree in mathematics or math education, compared
with 45 percent of middle grades math teachers and 79 percent of
high school math teachers.
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<p><a href="https://www.sreb.org/blog-post/giving-elementary-teachers-tools-teach-math-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p>Blog postBlog MainTopic: Teacher PreparationTopic: Mathematics InstructionBlog: Math Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:29:00 +0000Veronica Johnson5665 at https://www.sreb.orgEarly Math Matters
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This report explains why early math learning is so important, the
current state of math instruction, issues with elementary teacher
preparation and professional development, and how math anxiety
impacts achievement. It also presents recommendations state
leaders can use to help raise the math achievement of their
students.
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PublicationEducation Level: Early GradesTopic: Mathematics InstructionThu, 20 Jun 2019 20:51:00 +0000Veronica Johnson5595 at https://www.sreb.orgWhy Do We Say “I’m Bad at Math”?
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<p>We’ve all likely heard someone say, “I’m bad at math,” or even “I hate math.” In the United States, math is too often considered a subject that either comes naturally or doesn’t — there are “math people,” and everyone else can expect to struggle with it. If you stop and think, though, this makes as much sense as saying we’re all naturally good (or bad) at sports, or music, or writing. It’s true that becoming skilled in any of these areas may come more easily to some people than others, but we generally understand that no one becomes expert at baseball without learning the game and spending a lot of time practicing.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content">
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<p>Adrienne Dumas has heard it from kids for years, like so many teachers and parents: “I just don’t have a math brain.”</p>
<p>A math teacher at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, Mississippi, Dumas disagrees, and with good reason — her Algebra 1 and geometry students have a 100 percent passing rate for the past three years on the state test. Dumas and other teachers offer their tips for math success in a recent <a href="/publication/day-day-teaching-and-formative-assessments-increase-students-math-achievement">SREB High Schools That Work newsletter</a>.</p><p><a href="https://www.sreb.org/blog-post/not-made-math-think-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p>Blog postProfessional Development MathematicsBlog MainTopic: Mathematics InstructionBlog: Math Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Beth Day4726 at https://www.sreb.orgMaking Math Matter
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This report presents results of teacher and student surveys on
how powerful Mathematics Design Collaborative practices are
shifting how teachers teach. It also summarizes student
achievement data from schools using the strategies in four
states. In vignettes and testimonials, teachers who completed
SREB professional development on MDC share how they have grown as
teachers and how their students’ understanding of math
concepts has improved.
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<p><a href="https://www.sreb.org/publication/making-math-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p>PublicationProfessional Development MathematicsPublicationsTopic: Mathematics InstructionMon, 19 Mar 2018 15:24:00 +0000Diane James4723 at https://www.sreb.orgMath Classroom Strategies Steal the Show
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Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma State Superintendent of Schools, visited
Moore High School in December to look at its technology program.
And she did, but she also got a pleasant surprise when principal
Mike Coyle showed her to an Algebra 2 classroom.
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Mathematics department chair Nancy Nix reported that the
superintendent was “blown away by the level of student engagement
and mathematical discourse.”
</p><p><a href="https://www.sreb.org/blog-post/math-classroom-strategies-steal-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p>Blog postProfessional Development MathematicsBlog MainTopic: Mathematics InstructionBlog: Math Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:00:00 +0000David Raney4635 at https://www.sreb.orgMath and Literacy Teaching Strategies Have Deep, Lasting Effect
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Want to see where good teaching happens? Watch what students are
doing in the classroom. Sounds obvious, maybe, but as SREB senior
vice president Gene Bottoms says, “We observe <em>teachers</em>
and what they’re doing all the time — but we miss a big piece of
the puzzle if we don’t see what the <em>kids</em> are doing as a
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So SREB asked My Student Survey to see how our training in
powerful literacy and math teaching tools is paying off in the
classroom.
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Why are my students able to answer questions correctly in class
but unable to succeed on the assessment?
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