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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, analyses, and blog posts for Match Fishtank, an education company that creates and disseminates open-license, standards-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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Math Fluency Myths: How Bad Methods Make Learning Math Facts Harder

When math fact fluency myths trickle into instructional practices, students miss opportunities to understand math strategies and deepen their knowledge. In this post, a former math teacher examines four widely spread myths and their learning impact.
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Students using number blocks for math fluency.

Math Fluency Myths: Math Facts and Math Fiction

When it comes to math fluency, misunderstandings and myths abound. This post offers educators a clear definition of math fluency as well as a compelling case for why it’s important to cultivate.

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Smiling student completing a pre-assessment.

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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Student responding to instructional scaffolding in math.

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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Printed math materials

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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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.