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Investigations 3: Making Sense of and Persevering with the Mathematical Practices

An Essay on the Math Practices

What does it look like when students engage in the Mathematical Practices? What is the teacher’s role in supporting the Practices? Read Deborah Schifter and Susan Jo Russell’s essay about what it means to take the Mathematical Practices seriously as part of instruction.


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Math in the Making project video 

Over the last decade there has been a proliferation of out-of-school environments that foster building, making, tinkering, and design activities, creating an unprecedented opportunity to engage a wide range of participants in mathematics that is both purposeful and powerful. More »

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Algebraic Reasoning in the Elementary Classroom: Results of a Professional Development Program for Teachers

Authors:  Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter, Virginia Bastable. Megan Franke

—TERC (2016).

This paper describes a professional development experience designed to help teachers support their students to make, represent, and justify generalizations about the behavior of the operations … Read More »

 

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 July 14, 2017—New Article 
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