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About Elizabeth "Liz" Peyser

Liz Peyser is a national director of content and implementation at Curriculum Associates. She specializes in training K–12 educators to interpret progressions in the mathematical standards. Prior to her current position, Liz was vice president of middle schools for the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics and the K–12 math coordinator for Wichita Public Schools. During Kansas’ transition to the Kansas College- and Career-Ready Standards, Liz developed math clinics for teachers that became the statewide training program.

Latest Posts

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How to Use Number Lines in the Elementary Math Classroom

Number lines are an important sense-making model for early elementary and secondary mathematics. Learn how teachers can use the number line in the primary grades to help students develop a linear view of numbers and prepare them for upper-level math understanding.

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Why Districts Should Re-evaluate Their Middle School Math Acceleration Programs

This excerpt from the Curriculum Associates’ whitepaper Rethinking Middle School Math Acceleration examines how middle school math acceleration programs can inadvertently hinder student learning and shares how one district analyzed and revised its acceleration program.

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Use Active Math to Help Students Develop Deep Conceptual and Procedural Math Knowledge

To develop a deep understanding of math, students need both procedural and conceptual knowledge. Conceptual math knowledge is emphasized in the new standards and should be built in the early years using a variety of activities, including talking, movement, and interaction with physical objects.

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Grants and Funding Hub

Curriculum Associates’ grants and funding team has assembled resources to help educators and administrators make sense of new federal funding sources, plan for summer school, and understand how our programs meet funding requirements.