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Grace Kelemanik, M.S.T., has worked in education for over three decades. She is a cofounder of Fostering Math Practices, an organization that provides mathematics educational resources, training, and collaboration opportunities. She frequently presents at national conferences once worked as a high school math teacher. Grace is a coauthor of Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Classroom Mathematics and Routines for Reasoning: Fostering the Mathematical Practices in All Students. You can find her on Twitter @GraceKelemanik.
Many instruction strategies that work in the classroom can be adapted for use during distance learning. Here, we describe three best practices (Individual Think Time, Turn and Talks, and 4 Rs) that support and engage all students in math thinking and discourse and how they can be used in a remote setting.
Instructional routines and math discourse are effective ways to support teachers in engaging students and increasing their mathematical understanding. The repetition of these routines makes them very effective vehicles for developing math practices.
Math teachers can use the Four Rs—repeating, rephrasing, rewording, and recording—to keep students involved in math discourse, which helps ensure all students have access to the ideas and language used during full group discussions.
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.