Different Levels of Students in Your Class? How Math Manipulatives Can Help You Reach Them All


Most of us struggle with the wide ability ranges in our classes and are scrambling to find worksheets and textbooks for all of the varying levels of students, which quickly turns into a logistical nightmare! Many teachers think that manipulatives are used for remedial students, or those struggling with the abstract concepts, however, when used …

Mathematical Mindsets Pro-D with Cathy Williams (and Jo Boaler)


Any of you who know me or have attended my workshops in the past few years know that I’m a huge fan of Jo Boaler.   She is my math ‘guru’. I’ve read all of her books, papers, website articles, etc. I’ve used her tasks on www.youcubed.org and recommended her book Mathematical Mindsets to every …

Navigating a Class Through a Differentiated Task


Letting students struggle, persevere and even fail is integral to helping them learn problem solving skills.   Helping students improve their problem solving abilities can be done by learning how to question and guide students through problem solving activities that help them to develop better understanding. We also need to give them the time to …