by CristinaM. | Sep 13, 2014 | inquiry, math, thinking |

One way to differentiate in math class is creating open-ended tasks and questions (I talked about several differentiation strategies I use here – Mathematically Speaking). I think it is useful to clarify the scheme of mathematical problems – below I used Foong...
by CristinaM. | Aug 17, 2014 | assessment, education, math, planning |

This is a response to Damian Watson who asked me on Twitter to share some materials I created to keep track of student progress in math. I will, however, insert some photos, too, because some charts seem confusing without the aid of a visual. I think it is also...
by CristinaM. | Oct 17, 2013 | activities, inquiry, math, thinking |

This post was prompted by looking at Aviva Dunsiger’s Twitter stream – she is working on patterns with her students. I would like to engage with her 6th-grade class on Skype (my students are in 2nd grade) so we can do some Math together. I am briefly...
by CristinaM. | Sep 15, 2013 | education, inquiry, math, thinking |

Children love math. That is, when they are curious about it and succeed in their practice. I know, *that* is the difficult part: curiosity and success. How do you make sure both happen? This post will outline some of the math we do in my classroom and I would truly...
by CristinaM. | Sep 1, 2013 | activities, education, inquiry, math, thinking |

*This post is a reply to a thoughtful educator that I respect and with whom I disagree on certain education-related topics. The stir began with my tweet, I replied to Shawn, Dancing in a math lesson will not improve thinking. THINKING advances mathematical...