# Sherrie Morrison

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### How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement

Every January, Nashville teacher Joel Bezaire reads <i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</i> aloud to his students. Sounds pretty standard, …

Teaching### It’s Pi Day – and there’s some good news for math teachers

March 14 is that special time of year people pay homage to the mathematical constant pi (π). A majority of U.S. adults enjoyed math classes in grades …

Mathematics### Get a Lexical Slice of Pi Day

There are oddball holidays all over the place, and some have an extremely logical location on the calendar.<p>Star Wars Day is May 4th, as in "May the …

Mathematics### Learner-driven learning: Part 2

A few months back -- in November of 2016, to be exact--, I wrote a piece for SmartBrief titled “learner-driven learning” that seemed to resound for a …

Los Angeles### Learner-driven learning

When it comes to learning, we all instinctively know who should be in the driver’s seat.The learner.Sure, we need to build the capacity of our …

Education Technology### Growth mindset: practical tips you may not have tried yet

Struggling to inspire a growth mindset in your students? Try going stealth, taking different paths and talking to parents<p>Schools and teachers across the world have embraced Carol Dweck’s theory of growth mindset in the hope of helping students to fulfil their potential. Popular strategies include …

Teaching### What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick

Fractions are a notoriously tricky part of elementary math education for many children. Too often teachers struggle to ensure students are grasping …

Teaching### Ready: 100 questions that promote Mathematical Discourse

Can the questions you're asking in the mathematics classroom be answered with a simple “yes” or “no,” or do they invite students to deepen their …

### Feature Article: From Math Solutions “Faster Isn’t Smarter: Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition”, by Cathy L. Seeley (2015). Message 45

A fifth-grade student, Marisa, is working one-on-one with a teacher. Marisa looks at a problem that asks how many buses it will take to hold all of …

### SMP Scavenger Hunt

Find evidence of each Standard for Mathematical Practice. In one week, with at least one example from every grade level. No cheating by looking at …

### How Do You Know if Dice Are Really Fair? Math.

A new video from Numberphile examines the geometry, physics, and real world conditions that go into rolling dice.<p>"What makes dice fair?" is a more loaded question than you might think.<p>At its simplest, a fair die means that each of the faces has the same probability of landing facing up. A standard …

Mathematics### Why Do So Many Schools Want to Implement Project-Based Learning, But So Few Actually Do?

Opinion | Learning Strategies<p>Why Do So Many Schools Want to Implement Project-Based Learning, But So Few Actually Do?<p>By Alejo Rivera Aug 1, …

### KQED

Flickr: Benjamin Rossen<p>Do you speak math with your kids?<p>Many of us feel completely comfortable talking about letters, words and sentences with our …

### Three-Act Tasks: Modeling Subtraction

Sarah Dietz, a 2nd grade math teacher at Graham Hill Elementary in Seattle, engages her students in mathematical modeling by using three "acts" of …

### Can you solve these brain teasers written by the NSA’s top mathematicians?

When one thinks of institutions and places that house some of the brightest mathematical minds on the planet, one tends to think of companies like …

### a professional resource for educators

Non-routine math problems for grades K-12 designed to be used schoolwide to promote a problem-solving theme.<p>POM Overview<p>Why problem solving? If we …

### Seeking Challenges in Math

I was working with a grade 7 teacher and his students a while back. The teacher came to me with an interesting problem, his students were doing quite …

### Thinking about math in terms of literacy, not levels

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>Now a look at how required math classes may factor into the academic success or failure of high school and college students.<p>Hari …

### New learning approach: Students talk through the math

For most, thoughts of early math lessons conjure images of number lines, multiplication tables and memorization. But a few teachers at West …

Teaching### Math: The Pros & Cons of Productive Struggle

Department chair Michelle Russell has spent time this summer thinking about what "productive struggle" should mean for the students in her math …

Research### 3 Stretch Goals for Math Teaching This Year

Before planning her first lessons, math teacher Michelle Russell came up with her three teaching goals for the year. Most of all, she wants to …

Mathematics### A Growth Mindset Could Buffer Kids From Negative Academic Effects of Poverty

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, along with other education researchers interested in growth mindset, have done numerous studies showing that when …

Pedagogy### Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

From content consumption to content creation, there are many ways to use mobile devices with students. They can create how-to videos for authentic …

### The Case for Pi: Why We Shouldn't Always Teach Math in Absolutes

Years later, I rebuke <i>all</i> of this.<p>Improper, Odd and Radical?<p>Now, as a math educator, I see potential in redefining some of our math terms to make them …

### Mathematical Habits of Mind

We all have them, some good and some bad. We pick them up from friends, family, and even strangers. But we may not recall who we picked them up from …

### Practical Ways to Develop Students’ Mathematical Reasoning

Traditional math class was all about solving problem sets as fast as possible, but increasingly math teachers are slowing down to allow kids the time …

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