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Research and Practice Guides for Teaching Mathematics


Research and Practice Guides for Teaching Mathematics

CDE Word Problems Research and Practice Guide

Word problems have an undeserved reputation within mathematics. With a better understanding of why people struggle with word problems and ideas for supporting them in instruction, word problems can be a useful tool for learning mathematics.

PLC Bytes

PLC Bytes are 7-10 minute presentations or longer segmented presentations designed to be used in Professional Learning Communities (PLC) or faculty meetings.

Practice Guides from the What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), part of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), has published a set of Practice Guides with recommendations for educators to address challenges in their classrooms and schools. The guides are based on reviews of research and are written by panels of nationally recognized experts. The practice guides cover topics ranging from using technology, preventing dropouts, to using achievement data. The six guides (as of Summer 2019) that directly address mathematics are:

Research Briefs and Clips from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics provides a set of Research Briefs and Clips to provide a foundation for understanding what research says about mathematics teaching and learning to a broad audience. The 26 guides (as of Summer 2019) include reviews on teaching specific content, effective instruction, assessment, selecting curriculum, working with dual-language learners, involving parents, homework, mathematics coaching, and video games.