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Deanna Pecaski McLennan

For the Love of Mathematics

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Esther M. H. Billings and Barbara A. Swartz

For two decades, teacher educators have called for practice-based approaches in teacher education (Ball & Cohen, 1999; Smith, 2001) as a way to better prepare preservice teachers (PSTs), where practice is “a site for inquiry, in order to center professional learning in practice" (Ball & Cohen, 1999, p. 19) and the goal is to prepare teachers “skilled at teaching, not just studying and analyzing schools and classrooms" (Forzani, 2014). Instead of coursework on learning about teaching practices, this approach integrates theoretical and practical knowledge, immerses PSTs in the work of

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Karen S. Karp, Sarah B. Bush, and Barbara J. Dougherty

Try these meaningful alternative approaches to helping students make sense of word problems.

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Christie Henderson

Math is so much more than numbers.

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Stefanie D. Livers, Kristin E. Harbour, and Lindsey Fowler

In our attempts to make a concept easier, we may hinder student learning.

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Annie Perkins and Christy Pettis

Students are given a problem to break down rectangles.

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Candace Joswick, Douglas H. Clements, Julie Sarama, Holland W. Banse, and Crystal A. Day-Hess

Modify activities according to these principles and suggestions.

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Anjali Deshpande and Shannon Guglielmo

Using surveys and focus groups in an inquiry project, the authors learned that four research-based pedagogical moves improved their teaching and inspired students to persist in problem solving.

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Clayton M. Edwards, Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis, and Brian E. Townsend

Three inquiry-based tasks highlight the planning, classroom discourse, positive results, and growth in one class's journey.

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Students use a super-hero theme to compare the imperial system to the metric system.