The Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide is a free resource that connects teachers to the best ideas from education research, but it’s through a format that can actually fit into your daily planning process. Continue reading What is the Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide?
This video shares an idea for giving students some choice in solving systems of equations, but not the typical choice of having them select their preferred strategy but instead having them choose the equations to put into the system in … Continue reading Choosing Systems of Equations
The TMTG team presents on the pedagogical technique of using REVERSALS to improve mathematical learning opportunities and creativity. Continue reading MCTM 2019 – Problem Reversals
The TMTG team describes their process for creating examples and non-examples of key mathematical concepts. Continue reading MCTM 2019 – Examples and Non-Examples
We’ve seen some good math problems and we’ve also seen quite a lot of bad ones. Here are five features that make math problems good. Continue reading What makes a math problem GOOD?
NCTM 2019 session about how to generate student talk and highlight mathematical structure during homework review. Continue reading NCTM 2019 Annual Meeting – Homework Review
An easy way to change up your routine to make the most of going over homework. Continue reading Going Over Homework
Sam Otten presented on behalf of the TMTG team at the Interface 2019 conference in Osage Beach, MO. He shared ideas about how storytelling structure from movies can be used to plan “inciting” math lessons. He also led the participants … Continue reading Interface 2019 – Cinematic Lessons and Systems of Equations
In this video, we disrupt the routine by expanding your possibilities for practice problems using an idea that’s been around for a while, but you may not have heard of. Reversals. Relevant Standards CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in … Continue reading Reversals
This video explores why variables are worth exploring in-depth with students. We frame some common misunderstandings about variables and ways to address them. Continue reading Students and Variables
The TMTG team presented at the NCTM Regional Conference in Kansas City, MO, sharing a few ideas related to teaching quadratic functions, including a “guess my rule” activity that can be used to launch a quadratics units and insights related to symmetry and factored form. Continue reading NCTM 2018 Regional – Quadratic Sorting and Symmetry