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About Kate Gasaway

Kate Gasaway taught middle school math at the Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, MA for six years before joining Curriculum Associates. Kate’s professional experience includes writing assessments, analysis, and blog posts for Match Fishtank, an education company that creates and disseminates open-license, standard-aligned curriculum. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in effective teaching from the Sposato Graduate School of Education. Kate is passionate about researching how students learn and tries to use her math powers for good.

Latest Posts

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What Are Pre-assessments, and What Can They Tell You?

Wondering if you can still use your pre-assessment data in late fall? Kate Gasaway explains why pre-assessment data is useful even once the school year is well underway.

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How Scaffolding Instruction Leads to More Student Learning in Math

Scaffolding instruction can help educators use math lesson time efficiently and leads to better student outcomes. Kate Gasaway shares her experience, the research, and why more questions equal more learning.

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11 Reasons to Include Print Materials in Your Math Classroom

Print math materials should be part of curricula for many reasons, including education equity, clear feedback, and research that shows that writing is particularly helpful for memorization.
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Finding Your Why: Teaching Moments We Miss

Kate Gasaway, a former middle school math teacher, reflects on the memories from teaching that have stayed with her. The most powerful memories are, to paraphrase Maya Angelou, the ones that made her feel.

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A Middle School Teacher's Journey from Direct to Discourse-Based Math Instruction

For her students to truly be fluent in math, Kate Gasaway and her colleagues needed to change how they taught. By moving from direct instruction to a discourse-based, student-centered instruction model, her school improved student learning and made class more engaging.

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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.