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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Newly released Practice Guide: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8

IES has just released their newest practice guide, based on research that meets the WWC gold-standard for evidence.

Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8

This practice guide provides five recommendations for improving students’ mathematical problem solving in grades 4 through 8. This guide is geared toward teachers, math coaches, other educators, and curriculum developers who want to improve the mathematical problem solving of students.
What can teachers do to improve problem solving in students? The practice guide provides 5 research-backed recommendations:
  1. Prepare problems and use them in whole-class instruction.
  2. Assist students in monitoring and reflecting on the problem-solving process.
  3. Teach students how to use visual representations.
  4. Expose students to multiple problem-solving strategies.
  5. Help students recognize and articulate mathematical concepts and notation.
Check out each recommendation one by one or download the entire practice guide today.

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