Conceptual understanding is one of three aspects of rigor outlined by the Common Core. It calls for instruction that introduces mathematical concepts, emphasizes sense-making over answer-getting, and builds and refines students’ mathematical schema.Read More
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“Rigor” is on every math teacher’s mind these days, and for good reasons. Rigorous teaching is key to improving student learning. At German Gerena Community School, an ANet partner in Springfield, MA, Math ILS Lindsey Lindequist developed an innovative approach to analyzing interim data that promotes rigorous teaching.Read More
Math teachers, spurred by new standards, are striving to increase the rigor of their instruction. But…what exactly is rigor?Read More
We need to flip the way we think about assessments away from the idea that they are only a vehicle for data, and towards the idea that they are powerful instructional resources.Read More
Learning to multiply decimals is nothing new to 5th grade math classrooms, but with Common Core instruction, one key shift makes a big difference. That shift? Developing conceptual understanding.Read More
Unpacking standard 9 is challenging on many levels. But as ANet coaches experienced on a Common Core call earlier this year, tackling it becomes much easier when you can share ideas, observations and experiences from a diverse network of schools.Read More
You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about the greater emphasis that the Common Core is placing on conceptual learning in math. And you’ve probably also heard that teachers are struggling to help their students master the conceptual mathematics content in the Common Core.
Turns out you’ve heard true.Read More