Amid Many Changes, Quality Curriculum Supports Students and Teachers

Superintendent Shawn Kimble and his leadership team were clear. Despite the many challenges caused by the pandemic,...

Time Frame vs. Task Frame Instruction

I often find myself thinking, there just isn’t enough time in the day. You may have thought that too. Teachers often...

Preparing for Standardized Tests

State testing plays a prominent role in the evaluation of schools, teachers, and students. If you teach at a tested...

A Different Mindset about Pacing

Time is one of our most precious resources but as a new Eureka Math® teacher, I didn’t use it wisely. I took the...

Reducing Unproductive Struggle and Maintaining Rigor

Words can’t even begin to describe the frustration I felt as both a special education teacher and an instructional...

New to Eureka Math? Help is at Your Fingertips

In a perfect world, every Eureka Math® teacher would get professional development to prepare for teaching Eureka Math

Eureka Math Webinar Study: Math with Dignity

Every student is capable of greatness. Yet we also know that students come to us with various learning needs and...

Customizing Problems for All Learners

As a district math consultant supporting the implementation of Eureka Math®, part of my charge was to ensure that...

Gaining a Profound Understanding of the Value of Pi

STRATEGY

On the fourteenth day of the third month of each year, teachers and students all over the country...

Eureka Math in Sync Gives Teachers More Time to Work With Students

Teachers are always learning. Teaching during the pandemic brought Jen VanDragt new insights about her third and...

Read-Draw-Write: Making Word Problems Less Problematic

Students need a better approach to word problems than just key words.

The Struggle is Real (and Productive)

When your students struggle, your instinct may be to jump in and help them. That’s natural. You care about your...

Unmasking Tape: Diagrams Reveal Underlying Mathematics

A tape diagram is a pictorial model students can draw to represent a mathematical relationship or to develop...

In Math Instruction, Words Are Just as Important as Numbers

When working with students, choose language that communicates a growth mindset, not a fixed mindset.

How to Guide Students to a Deep Understanding of Math Concepts

The three building blocks of moving from doing (concrete) to seeing (pictorial) to symbolic (abstract) are...

Math Discourse as Formative Assessment

We know that teachers need to be aware of students’ strengths and needs to help them learn math. But if we wait...

Exit Tickets: Plan, Analyze, and Adjust

Exit Tickets are quick formative assessments that can help you make instructional decisions effectively. But with so...

Eureka Math and Assessment for Learning

Assessments for learning are formative assessments. Formative assessments are a way to get information about student...

Grading in Eureka Math®

As teachers, we know that grading is a required part of our work. When I first started teaching, the biggest mistake...

324,000 California Students Use Eureka Math, Eureka Math in Sync

Wednesday, December 9, 2020—An estimated 324,000 California public school students in Transitional...

Maintaining Rigor with Eureka Math®

What does a rigorous mathematics classroom mean to you? When answering this question, many teachers think of how...

The Power of Conceptual Understanding

A lot of my success as a math student was due to rote memorization. I remember learning the FOIL method to multiply...

Maximizing Fluency Routines

As a Grade 5 teacher, I had the same frustration year after year: My students were not fluent in their basic math...

Building Mathematical Thinkers, One Application Problem at a Time

When am I ever going to use this in life?

My students asked me this question all the time. The truth is, I didn’t...

Join Great Minds® without Leaving Your Classroom

Are you an educator or administrator who has seen the positive impact Eureka Math® has on your students? Or maybe...

Navigating the Digital Suite

The Eureka Digital Suite is the perfect companion to your printed Eureka Math® Teacher Edition. The digital suite is...

Using Your Teacher Edition to the Fullest

When I first started using Eureka Math®, I planned my lessons by opening the Teacher Edition and turning right to...

Four Tips for Managing Eureka Math Materials

Eureka Math lessons typically move from concrete to pictorial to symbolic representations, giving students greater...

Extending Your Classroom Community with Family Resources

When I taught Eureka Math®, I wanted a strong partnership between the classroom and my students’ at-home...

The Math Manipulatives Hiding in a Junk Drawer

Math manipulatives are a key instructional strategy for young students. But what happens when math learning is...

Effectively Addressing Unfinished Learning

At the start of every school year, but especially this school year, you may wonder, “How do I adjust for missed...

Continuous Learning in Action

The education community has always accepted change and adapted to it. But its probably fair to say that weve never...

Supporting Students with Mathematical Models

The Eureka Math® curriculum uses an intentionally selected set of versatile models to support students’ learning and...

Excellent Instruction in Extraordinary Times

To say that the 20192020 school year was out of the ordinary would be an understatement. Because of the pandemic, ...

Thinking Creatively in Math Class

Finish this sentence: Math class is about . . .

 

Growing Up Good at Math

“When did you get so good at math?” I asked my 12-year-old son, Tucker, and he couldn’t contain his smile.

Knowledge Building for Long-Term Success

Great Minds® is the only curriculum developer to have earned Tier 1 ratings—the highest possible—from the Louisiana...

Reaching Beyond Literacy with Knowledge Building Curricula

We believe every child is capable of greatness—and it’s our job to help them get there. Beyond providing highly...

Importance of "High-Quality"

We sit at the heart of what’s now known as the high-quality curriculum movement. As part of that movement, we...

The Anatomy of a Eureka Math Lesson

Not all Eureka Math lessons are formatted in the same way, but lessons in the same grade-band all follow a...

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