Northwest AEA Math Newsletter

April 2022

NWAEA Math Team

We are the NWAEA instructional leaders in mathematics education ensuring all educators have access to high quality mathematics teaching and learning.

Top 4 Resources for April

1. Using Writing in Math free templates to organize students' writing in Mathematics.

2. Cultural Relevance in High Quality Instructional Materials a resource provided by Pivot learning around the area of supporting culturally relevant instruction through the use of high quality instructional materials.

3. Math with Bad Drawings a great collection of interesting mathematical ideas that can be great inspirations for classroom conversations

4. What Makes Math Interesting Anyways? A quick article and video about what it means to be "creative" in math and what makes math interesting to people.

Two-Minute Teachers' Guides

The Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide is a set of online instructional resources that is meant to support teachers as they prepare their lessons. The videos are kept short so that they can fit into a teacher’s busy school day and they are designed with the recognition that teachers are not typically granted ample time to prepare. Nevertheless, by leaning on teachers’ existing practices and experience-based intuitions, the research-based suggestions provided by the Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide can go a long way.

Middle School Resource

Number Talks for Middle School

A Number Talk is a brief and frequent instructional routine in which students consider and discuss an image or expression. Students strengthen their understanding of number relationships and develop computational reasoning through this 5-15 minute routine.

Anxiety in math class. What can you do to help?

Why do people get so anxious about math? - Orly Rubinsten

Two Truths and a Lie Number Activity

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Shifts in Mathematics

The Common Core Shifts in Mathematics

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