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On Twitter: The Links Between Reading and Math


On Thursday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET, Heinemann author Sue O’Connell (@SueOConnellMath) hosted Elementary Math Chat (#ElemMathChat) on Twitter and discussed the links between teaching reading and math. Click through to see the archive of Thursday's Twitter chat!

Sue is a former elementary teacher, reading specialist, and math specialist who has decades of experience supporting teachers in making sense of math and effectively shifting how they teach. She is the author of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into Action, the Mastering the Basic Math Facts series, and the forthcoming Math in Practice curricular resource.

Some of the questions addressed include:

  • What are some strategies to help students read (and reread) math problems with greater comprehension?
  • How are the questions we ask as math teachers similar to or different from questions we ask in reading?
  • What are some parallels between selecting appropriately-leveled texts for students to read and the type of work we ask them to do in math?

Watch the clip below to hear Sue talk briefly about some of the connections we see between teaching math and reading and see below for the archive of the chat.




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Sue O'Connell has decades of experience supporting teachers in making sense of mathematics and effectively shifting how they teach.She is a nationally known speaker and education consultant who currently directs Quality Teacher Development, an organization committed to providing outstanding math professional development for schools and districts across the country.

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