Using Powerful Models and Strategies to Propel All Our Students Forward

By NHTM Elementary Representative Ann Elise Record Over the course of my own math journey in a variety of roles from elementary teacher to currently an independent math consultant, there is one quotation that resonates with me the most: “There is nothing elementary about teaching elementary math.”  Truly the more I learn, the more I …

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Removing the Barriers to Participation: Free Virtual Conference and Free NHTM Membership

By Teresa Magnus The NHTM Board recognizes that this has been a challenging year for all teachers. We are happy to announce that this year’s Virtual Spring Conference is FREE! We are excited to welcome Trena Wilkerson, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), to offer the keynote address: Teaching and Learning …

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Math Running Records: How One Assessment Can Change the Math Climate in Districts!

By Ann Elise Record February 1, 2021 About seven years ago, I was leaving my 5th grade classroom and was going to be pioneering a new role in our district as a Math Coach K-5 in Berlin, NH.  My world began to open up as I embarked on my own in-depth journey of learning about …

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Teaching & Learning Mathematics Through Current Events

This winter is a good time to bring the current events of the pandemic into our mathematics classes. Our students and their families are hearing and watching the news about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the latest vaccines. The research on this virus and the results from the studies on these vaccines are …

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Online Technologies can Transform a Classroom into a Teaching and Learning Environment in which all Students are Able to Learn Effectively

By Raina Eckhardt, NHTM Post Secondary Representative Twenty-twenty has been a challenging year for educators. The social distancing requirements brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many schools to move from a traditional face-to-face classroom to an online or hybrid environment. This abrupt change has created challenges for educators, students, and families. Teachers continue …

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Growth Mindset: Three Strategies to Support Instruction and Learning

By Guest Blogger David Costello As we work through a school year unlike any other, it is important that teachers consider the impact of growth mindset on student learning. Growth mindset, in its basic premise, is the belief that students can understand and work with mathematics concepts and procedures (Boaler, 2016). Teachers can facilitate learning …

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Subtraction is the Achilles’ heel of our students…but it doesn’t need to be!

In my 20 years as an educator in the role of classroom teacher, Math Coach K-5, and currently independent math consultant, one of the observations I’ve had is that subtraction takes the students out!  For the younger students, I witness them counting back on their fingers to determine a fact like 15 - 8.  For …

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Managing the First Few Weeks of Math in School During Difficult Times

By the time you are reading this title, you are probably thinking, "Oh geez, not another article about this!" Or... maybe thinking the opposite? My intent here is not to sound redundant, trite, and redundant... all over again. My intent is to share my experiences with my first few weeks of school this year. This …

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