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

There are many different word problem approaches used in mathematics classrooms. But one common struggle is prevalent through all of them. Teachers and students alike grow increasingly frustrated when approaching story problems. Common concerns from teachers include: If you’ve ever worked with students on word problems, you’ve likely come across these scenarios. With so many […]

September 20, 2023

Word Problem Instruction Reinvented