Jennifer Nott Thompson
So Many Questions, So Little Time
School years come and go, but the same issues remain. Students struggle. Teachers can't find enough time to help them. We know students need to wrestle with problems in order to grow. However, many students seem to seem to lack the number sense needed to complete these complex tasks. Why is this? What is the research on early math intervention programs in elementary school? Why do many schools wait to begin intervention until junior high? It seems that waiting until middle school to intervene may be waiting too long. So many middle school math students have given up. Attending the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition may give a few answers, but what is even more exciting are the new questions that will arise!