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I want to do this problem with my kids and I'm not sure what strategies they will come up with. How would you solve it? https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/ta
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The most frequent questions I receive concern instructional time: How much time should we have for math class at the elementary level? Middle level? High school? What does the research say about time? Does NCTM have a position statement on time? The last question is the easiest to answer: NCTM does not have a current position statement on instructional time. Members with long memories might recall that once upon a time, NCTM did have a position statement on time,   Math Takes Time. I think these questions all falsely presume that there is an answer to the time challenge. In other words, the questions assume there is a magical fixed amount of instructional ...
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One of the many great things about education is that every year brings a new opportunity. Unlike in most other professions, our professional year has a clear start and finish that brings with it both an opportunity to reflect on and learn from the year that just ended, as well as a chance to "wipe the slate clean" and reinvent ourselves as necessary. We have an annual chance to implement new learning, create a more effective classroom environment, and build new and more effective relationships with both students and colleagues. However, in order to continually grow professionally and avoid the trap of having "multiple first years of experience," we have to ...
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April 2020 will be a significant year in the history of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In Chicago, from April 1–4, NCTM will celebrate its centennial as a council of teachers of mathematics at the   NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting: Looking Back and Moving Forward .   This is a remarkable accomplishment. Very few organizations or businesses last 100 years. Think of the major businesses that have vanished in the lifetime of NCTM: Standard Oil, Woolworth's, Borders, Bethlehem Steel, General Foods, Blockbuster, Polaroid, and Pan Am are just a few of the many that no longer exist. NCTM's long history is a credit to the strength of NCTM's ...
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