Top 10 Blogs of 2016

Ring in the New Year with implementation tips from our Eureka teacher-writers. Get a sense of the most popular Eureka Math topics this year from this list of our top 10 most-viewed blogs.

10. “Eureka Math Lesson Structures

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Relax, Unwind, and Reflect: A Summer Guide for Teachers new to Eureka Math

Strategies

Summer is a blissful time when teachers recover from the hectic pace of the school year. It is a time that we reflect on our practice and revise our curriculum…

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Learning Walks to Support Eureka Math Implementation

Strategies

One of the keys to successfully implementing Eureka Math is having strong, informed, instructional leadership. As education undergoes a major transformation, reaching and staying at an informed…

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Problem Sets: Time Frame NOT Task Frame

From the Field

What do we all need more of? TIME! Whether it is time to finish projects in our personal or professional lives, I don’t think I have ever heard anyone say there is plenty of time to get everything finished…

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The Number Bond: A K-5 Model that Fosters Number Sense

Aha! Moment

In math education, the term “number sense” is thrown around all the time, ad nauseam. We all want our students to have it, as it’s often juxtaposed with rote memorization. But what does…

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K-2 Organizing and Storing Eureka Materials

From the Field

The first year of teaching a new curriculum can leave the most seasoned teachers sweating in “survival mode”. The curriculum is not yet familiar, so analyzing and studying the curriculum first is…

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Application of the Tape Diagram — A Tool for Problem Solving

Strategies

A load of bricks is twice as heavy as a load of sticks. The total weight of 4 loads of bricks and 4 loads of sticks is 771 kilograms. What is the total weight of 1 load of bricks and…

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How to Promote a Deeper Understanding of Place Value

Coherence

When I was a second grader, I thought place value was fairly dull.

Teacher: How many ones are in 427?

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3 Easy Ways to Assess Learning Using Eureka Math Fluency Practice

Spotlight A Resource

In Eureka Math A Story of Units, the Exit Ticket, Mid-Module Assessment, and End-of-Module Assessment are obvious tools to evaluate student achievement, but…

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I’ve Got the Data, Now What Do I Do with It?

From the Field

Part 1: Exit Tickets — A Tool For Formative Assessment and Immediate Feedback

At a recent professional development event with Julia Payne-Lewis, an assessment specialist at…

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The Value of Think Time

Strategies

As teachers we are pressed for time. We have what seems like a week’s worth of material in front of us and only an hour to teach it. There is a fine line between getting through the material and teaching the material (and teaching it well)…

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Comparison of Fractions — Beyond Common Denominators

Strategies

Given two fractions, how do we compare them? As a young student, the way I learned to compare fractions was to use the strategy of finding common denominators. To complete the process, I simply…

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Top 10 Eureka Math Blogs of 2015

General

Ring in the New Year with implementation tips and tools from our Eureka teacher-writers. Get a sense of the most popular Eureka Math topics this year from this list of our top 10 most-viewed blogs.

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Examining Student Work for Measurement Division

Strategies

Traditionally speaking, most schools in the United States teach division of fractions procedurally. Students learn the method, but never learn the meaning, which denies them the deep conceptual…

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Opportunities for Math

Strategies

When students ask, “When will we ever use this?,” it can be challenging to convince them that they will use math in everyday life. This is not because the math is unrealistic, but because even with a concrete example, the context may be far…

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Teaching Order of Operations Through the Relationships of the Operations

Strategies

Not long ago, if someone asked me to teach my students how to evaluate this expression, 15+ (9–4)- 2³, I would have immediately thought of teaching them how to…

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Appreciating Opportunities for Discovery: An Example from the Field

From the Field

This summer I had the opportunity to observe a Eureka Math training on coherence across the 6–8 grade band in Anaheim. While I was encouraged by the mastery with

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The Statistical Project: Student-Directed Discovery

Resource Spotlight

Young children are passionate and excited as they discover and explore their world. Look at the child pictured below. A snack became an exciting math lesson when this child noticed she…

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The Progression of Grade 7 Modules

FAQ Response

This blog examines the Grade 7 Modules in A Story of Ratios. Consider the following as an example of the intentional trajectory of the Grade 7 Modules

Module 1:

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Teaching Addition with Integers through the Integer Game

Resource Spotlight

In the past, eighth grade teachers always asked if the seventh graders could spend more time working on operations with rational numbers because this was often a weakness for…

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The Progressions Documents: A Resource for Teachers

Resource Spotlight

Looking for some professional reading that will aid your understanding of the Common Core State Standards? The Progressions Documents for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics…

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The Progression of Grade 4 Modules

FAQ Response

Consider the following as an example of the intentional trajectory of the modules within A Story of Units. Here, Grade 4 is used to demonstrate coherence and to show how students gain a deeper understanding of mathematics

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Eureka Math Lesson Structures

We are often asked for clarification about the differences between the elementary lesson structure and the secondary lesson structures. When preparing for instruction, it is certainly helpful to understand the differences in order to capitalize on the design.

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Resisting the Urge to Reteach for Mastery

We all want our students to get it. Not the fifth time…the first time. We want to be wowed, to marvel in their successes, to witness that deep conceptual understanding called for by today’s mathematical standards. Often, when our students don’t demonstrate…

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Keywords, Friend or Foe?

Aha Moment

One year, about a month before the state test was to be administered, I gave my students one sheet of word problems from the released test items so that they could practice. One student, let’s call him Isaac, raised his hand. When I…

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