# Category Archives: Educational Research

## Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later. (And by the way your son, too.)

Good opinion-editorial piece. I think it does deemphasize conceptual understanding problem-solving and may over-emphasize practice, but overall this is a good article. I like the analogy of doing math in playing a musical instrument. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/opinion/stem-girls-math-practice.html

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## Using Rich Problems for Differentiated Instruction

This is a good paper describing the use and characteristics of rich problems. http://math.sfsu.edu/hsu/papers/HsuKyshResek-RichProblems.pdf (The teaching method here is Teaching With Tasks.) Has 3 examples of rich problems First is rich and fairly basic and doable. Second is excellent. #differenceofsquares … Continue reading

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## Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies http://www.evidencebasedteaching.org.au/evidence-based-teaching-strategies/

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## I want math to be realistic and meaningful

realistic: I take this from Flickr from CU-Boulder and Freudenthal Institute US hosted the Fifth Realistic Mathematics Education conference, or RME5, in September of 2015.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/downclimb/sets/72157656469778994/  Realistic: imaginable, realizable, not just “real-world” Meaningful: significant, relevant, important, consequential, telling, material, valid, … Continue reading

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## Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Mathematics Education Research

Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Mathematics Education Research NCTM statement http://www.nctm.org/Publications/journal-for-research-in-mathematics-education/2015/Vol46/Issue2/Grand-Challenges-and-Opportunities-in-Mathematics-Education-Research/

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