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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September 19, 2018—Announcement
New BOLD blog post by EdGE's Jodi Asbell-Clarke, "Many learners have unrecognized talents that are not nurtured and leveraged."

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August 24, 2018—Publication

New Storytelling Math book published in Spanish and English! Clean Up, Up, Up! is a  playful story that models engaging conversations between parent and child.

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Dr. Megan Bang, former TERC Postdoc Fellow, is the new Senior Vice President of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago


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Featured Research

  

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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