If you’ve been following along, you know that I created Structures of Equality (SoE) as a reading comprehension tool to help students understand how to solve word problems. You’ve also heard me talk a lot about making sense in mathematics. Today, we’ll explore what it means to think like a mathematician. This post is about […]

November 29, 2023

SoE and the Standards for Mathematical Practice

SoE and the standards

“Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them” is the first of the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice. Comprehension of word problems is also one of the most baffling tasks for teachers and students. A Quick Refresher In the last couple weeks, we explored two structures: Parts Equal Total and Repeated Equal Groups. Parts […]

October 12, 2023

Make Sense of Problems with Structures of Equality (SoE)