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Mathematical Proficiency for Everyone!

Posted on August 16, 2011. Filed under: Classroom environment, Differentiated Instruction, Elementary math, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , |

Is it possible to do something in your math class this year, so that everybody develops proficiency?  David Borenstein raises this question and others in his NY times article about math. What happens if we truly believe that everyone can learn math, and that we have the keys to that?  How does the paradigm for teaching and learning math then switch?  How would things change IF we had no doubt that everyone can, will and must do math proficiently?  And we really believed it was possible with some instructional interventions, masterful scaffolding and appropriate math tools? Think about it, seriously and read the entire article here.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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