## The Power of Real-World Examples in Mathematics

Mathematics, often perceived as a complex web of numbers and formulas, can become significantly more engaging and understandable when linked to real-world examples. Using practical scenarios not only helps demystify complex concepts but also demonstrates the relevance of math in everyday life. Let’s delve into the importance and effectiveness of …

## How can we reduce gender gaps in mathematics education?

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Gender Disparities in Math Education The gender gap in math education has been a topic of concern and discussion for decades. Traditionally, mathematics and related fields have seen a dominance of male students and professionals, leading to an underrepresentation of females. This disparity raises questions not …

## Introducing, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers

Integers and their operations are an important concept in mathematics, typically introduced in the middle or early high school grades. While integers are often used in everyday life, this concept can be challenging for students. The introduction of negative numbers, numbers that are less than zero, is new to students …

## Mental Math Strategies- Multiplication

Using Mental Math strategies means solving a math problem mentally using a conceptual understanding of the numbers. Teaching Mental math Strategies to students is very important as it develops their flexible thinking and boosts their confidence in math. Being able to use the multiplication properties to apply mental math strategies …

## Mental Math Strategies – Addition and Subtraction

Using Mental Math strategies means solving a math problem mentally using a conceptual understanding of the numbers. We teach mental math strategies like making 10, splitting, and regrouping in grades 1 and 2, however, I think it is important to teach strategies to older students as well. I noticed that …

## Halloween Puzzles and Math Talks

Halloween is a great time for some playful, fun math activities like games, puzzles, and more. Puzzles are a great way to add some excitement to math class and when you can turn them into math talks a lot of interesting discussions happen as the students make connections, see the …

## Math talks, Number talks, meaningful math discussions

Math talks are short activities (around 10-15 minutes) designed to provide opportunities for the students to make connections in mathematics and explain their thinking to their peers. There are questions/problems/pictures that encourage students to think of different strategies and realize that there is no one way to solve a problem. …