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Heinemann Fellow Ian Fleischer on Giving Visual Math Tools a Chance to Empower Students

Giving Visual Math Tools a Chance to Empower Students

One of my first moments of seeing the power of visuals in math learning came over a year ago, in June 2016. I was teaching fifth grade, and I gave my students an open-ended math task on a green sheet of grid paper with two different right triangles printed on it. I chose this task from several I’d gathered at a math conference that March.

Giving Visual Math Tools a Chance to Empower Students

This task held the promise of a different, and I hoped better, way to teach math. Until then I had been teaching each lesson pretty much as it was written in the curriculum guide, following along as best I could and finding myself unsatisfied and discouraged year after year.

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Your Heinemann Link Round-Up for June 5–11

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The first full week of June is past! You are so close to the end of this school year! Time for another link round-up. Settle in.

These links are interviews with educators, posts from our authors' and friends' blogs, and any interesting, newsworthy item from the past seven days. Check back each week for a new round of finds!

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