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Recognizing Fractions as Numbers
Fractions > Fractions as Numbers > Overview & Tools
Watch this multimedia overview explaining why number lines are recommended as a central representational tool to teach students about fractions and how teachers can help students understand...
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Developing Proportional Reasoning
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > Overview & Tools
This multimedia overview offers an introduction to students’ development of proportional thinking and its relationship to crossmultiplication. It describes recommended instructional strategies for...
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Improving K3 Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension > Overview & Tools
Research suggests that students who read with understanding at an early age gain broader access to texts, knowledge, and educational opportunities. To help students master the complex array of...
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The Conceptual Basis for Fractions
Fractions > Fractions Concepts > Overview & Tools
This multimedia overview introduces how children’s intuitive understandings of sharing and proportion can serve as a foundation on which to build formal instruction of fraction concepts. This...
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Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K8
Fractions > Overview & Tools
The National Mathematics Advisory Panel and the Common Core State Standards emphasize the importance of rational numbers. Watch this multimedia overview to learn why and to receive an introduction...
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Talking Through Problems and Their Solutions
Problem Solving > Reflect & Debrief > Overview & Tools
This multimedia overview describes the basic steps students can learn to monitor their problemsolving process. The tasks and prompts can be used throughout the problemsolving process to encourage...
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Effective ProblemSolving Instruction
Problem Solving > ProblemSolving Instruction > Overview & Tools
This summary describes a wide range of researchbased recommendations for guiding instruction in problem solving. Three important strategies that apply at all grade levels and in all areas of math...
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Preparing Problems for Classroom Instruction
Problem Solving > Prepare Problems > Overview & Tools
Watch this multimedia overview to learn what a teacher should keep in mind when selecting problems, including suggestions for how to adapt problems to ensure that students can focus on mathematical...
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Enabling Students to Use Writing Effectively for Learning and Communicating
Writing > Overview & Tools
This presentation illustrates how to use researchbased practices to teach elementary school students to be effective writers. The presentation covers the four recommended practices in this topic....
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Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8
Problem Solving > Overview & Tools
This multimedia overview explains why problem solving should be part of teaching in all math topics, describing the different types of problems that teachers in grades 48 might use, and the...
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Creating an Engaged Community of Writers
Writing > Engaged Community > Overview & Tools
This recommended practice focuses on how teachers can foster an engaged community of writers by writing together with students, providing choice, and encouraging collaboration and feedback among...
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Providing Daily Time For Writing
Writing > Daily Time > Overview & Tools
This recommended practice focuses on the importance of designating daily time for writing instruction to ensure sufficient practice of writing skills. This presentation outlines key considerations...
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