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    Striking a balance between broad questions encouraging questions. Questioning strategies that encourage and reveal student thinking and discourse are developed with teachers.

    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Communication
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    Verbal interaction between teachers and students is studied. Strategies for identifying and addressing inequitable aspects of one’s own teaching practice are developed with teachers. 

    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Equity
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    Reasoning deductively to analyze problem approaches and comparing theoretical and experimental probabilities. Classroom insights on how to allow students more opportunities for personal discovery.
    Mathematics Teacher
    Probability, Data Analysis, and Statistics
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    A model for using representation engages teachers in translating between multiple representations of a problem, and offers new lenses to examine students’ own work with representations.
    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Representation
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    Assessment techniques, including pre- and post-assessments, are evaluated and analyzed for improvement.  A framework  for crafting goals and associated assessments is developed.
    Mathematics Teacher
    Assessment/Testing
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    Teachers examine their own understandings of the metric system and reflect on its use in the United States.  Classroom activities built around the strengths of the system are developed.

    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Measurement
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    Different approaches to  a problem provide insights into different aspects of the mathematical content.  Analyze how students’ approaches vary and open the door to ratio, proportion, and fractional and inverse relationships.
    Mathematics Teacher
    Connections
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    Framework for a creating equitable classroom environment through an inclusive and inviting atmosphere from the analysis of student work.  Establishing opportunities in your classroom for all students to succeed in math.
    Mathematics Teacher
    Algebra
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    Necessary and sufficient definitions of geometric figures as it applies to squares and rectangles opens up a conversation about students building the quadrilateral “family tree.” Communication and reasoning skills emerge out of geometry definitions.

    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Geometry
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    Collaborative design of technology-enhanced mathematics lessons with the use of a structured planning guide provides teachers a framework for increasing mathematical thinking and enhancing the teaching and learning.
    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Technology
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    Identifying and creating opportunities for students to engage in algebraic thinking. . Teachers learn strategies for mining daily activities for opportunities to generalize and extend what students already know.

    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Algebra
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    Evaluate your current curriculum model and formulate a method for changing/refining your current practice to make it a student-driven curriculum.
    Mathematics Teacher
    Curriculum
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    The difference between a mathematical argument and a simple explanation are developed for teachers, including supporting strategies for teachers to develop students’ ability to justify their thinking.  
    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Reasoning, Sense Making and Proof
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    What the arithmetic mean represents and doesn’t tell us are developed with teachers.  Data set and mean exploration and comparison develops deeper understanding and leads to more meaningful instruction about finding averages.
    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
    Probability, Data Analysis, and Statistics
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    Questioning strategies are developed around students’ use of multiple representations and technology as it relates to algebraic reasoning.
    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Technology
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    How perceptions influence the choice of instructional style used in the classroom, and how the choice of instructional style impacts the students’ learning style.
    Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
    Equity
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    Student work samples are used to develop teachers’ ability to determine students’ algebraic thinking from their work.
    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
    Algebra
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    Five types of representations and how they can be used to enhance student learning and understanding of student learning.  Questioning techniques designed to use student interactions and feedback to increase understanding.
    Mathematics Teacher
    Representation
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    Incorporate digital cameras in the classroom making connections between digital images, real-world phenomenon and math.  Create a digital image library that connects to math concepts.
    Mathematics Teacher
    Technology
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    Reflect on current practice and how algebraic ideas can be represented in multiple ways.  Explore how the multiple representations and be used for vertical connections across grade bands, and connections with different content areas.

    Mathematics Teacher
    Algebra
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