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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.
Coherence—the idea that the math domains are connected to one another and should be presented to students in a way that allows them to see those connections—can be used to address students’ unfinished learning in the 2020–2021 school year.
Without language routines, math discourse, and other best practices, it can be hard for English Learners to make important connections. Remember, just because students may still be learning English does not mean they don’t know math.
Math practice myths are abound, but for educators to effectively teach the new standards, math practice must include more than just memorizing facts and procedures. Students need to practice all five of the strands of math proficiency.
Research shows that young children must develop phonological and phonemic awareness to learn how to read proficiently. Here, Dr. Ray Reutzel shares tips and best practices that will help teachers build these important skills in their classrooms.