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Max Ray-Riek On Grading and Giving Feedback [Video]

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At this year’s National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) conference, Heinemann authors Sue O’Connell, Steve Leinwand, Cathy Fosnot, Max Ray-Riek, and June Mark held a special event with mathematics specialists and leaders to discuss the goal of math education today, the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and the kinds of effective instructional shifts teachers can make in their classrooms.

In the final clip from this event, Max Ray-Riek reflects on how he learned to observe students, give feedback, and communicate with parents in an authentic, meaningful (and helpful) way. Watch the full clip:

To read more from master educators and leaders in the field about best practices in mathematics instruction, check out our recent blog series unpacking each of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice.

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Max Ray-Riek (@maxmathforum) is a Professional Collaboration Facilitator at The Math Forum. He is the author of Powerful Problem Solving.

What Is Mathematical Fluency And How Does It Support Learning? [Video]

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At this year’s National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) conference, Heinemann authors Sue O’Connell, Steve Leinwand, Cathy Fosnot, Max Ray-Riek, and June Mark held a special event with mathematics specialists and leaders to discuss the goal of math education today, the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and the kinds of effective instructional shifts teachers can make in their classrooms.

In the fourth clip from this event, Steve Leinwand, Cathy Fosnot, Sue O’Connell, and June Mark talk about how we define fluency and the role it plays in learning mathematics. In it, they discuss important ideas such as:

  • fluency is about understanding, strategies, and efficiency—not speed
  • conceptual understanding and strategies are the foundations on which fluency is built
  • helping students develop fluency must be a purposeful endeavor.


Watch the full clip:

Next Monday, Max reflects on grading and giving effective feedback as a teacher.

To read more from master educators and leaders in the field about best practices in mathematics instruction, check out our recent blog series unpacking each of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice.

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Steve Leinwand (@steve_leinwand) is a Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of the bestselling Accessible Mathematics and Sensible Mathematics.

Cathy Fosnot (@ctfosnot) is Professor Emerita of Education at the City College of New York and the founder of Mathematics in the City, a national center for professional development. She currently directs New Perspectives on Learning and is the author of the Young Mathematicians at Work series and the Contexts for Learning Mathematics program.

Sue O’Connell (@SueOConnellMath) is a nationally known speaker and education consultant who directs Quality Teacher Development. She is the coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into Action and the Mastering the Basic Math Facts series.

June Mark is a Project Director in the Teaching and Learning Division at Education Development Center (@EDCtweets). She is coauthor of Making Sense of Algebra and the Transition to Algebra program.

What Are The Challenges Related to Shifting How We Teach Math? [Video]

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At this year’s National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) conference, Heinemann authors Sue O’Connell, Steve Leinwand, Cathy Fosnot, Max Ray-Riek, and June Mark held a special event with mathematics specialists and leaders to discuss the goal of math education today, the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and the kinds of effective instructional shifts teachers can make in their classrooms.

In the third clip from this event, Max Ray-Riek, Steve Leinwand, and Sue O’Connell talk about the challenges teachers face when making instructional shifts. Some of the key points they discuss are:

  • the challenges related to assessing students as instructional shifts are made
  • the value of being able to watch how other teachers teach
  • the need for ongoing professional development to support teachers in making and understanding instructional shifts.


Watch the full clip:

Next Monday, Steve, Cathy, Sue, and June discuss fluency and how it fits into learning mathematics. 

To read more from master educators and leaders in the field about best practices in mathematics instruction, check out our recent blog series unpacking each of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice.

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Max Ray-Riek (@maxmathforum) is a Professional Collaboration Facilitator at the Math Forum. He is the author of Powerful Problem Solving.

Steve Leinwand (@steve_leinwand) is a Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of the bestselling Accessible Mathematics and Sensible Mathematics.

Sue O’Connell (@SueOConnellMath) is a nationally known speaker and education consultant who directs Quality Teacher Development. She is the coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into Action and the Mastering the Basic Math Facts series.

How Do The Standards for Mathematical Practice Impact Our Instruction? [Video]

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At this year’s National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) conference, Heinemann authors Sue O’Connell, Steve Leinwand, Cathy Fosnot, Max Ray-Riek, and June Mark held a special event with mathematics specialists and leaders to discuss the goal of math education today, the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and the kinds of effective instructional shifts teachers can make in their classrooms.

In the second clip from this event, Cathy Fosnot, Steve Leinwand, June Mark, and Max Ray-Riek discuss how the Standards for Mathematical Practice can impact instruction. Some key points include:

  • how a strong understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practice will enhance instruction
  • if certain Practices are more important than others and how they can complement each other
  • the way deep mathematical thinking is encouraged by these standards.

Watch the full clip:

Next Monday, Max, Steve, and Sue address some of the challenges related to making instructional shifts in our classrooms.

To read more from master educators and leaders in the field about best practices in mathematics instruction, check out our recent blog series unpacking each of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice.

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Cathy Fosnot (@ctfosnot) is Professor Emerita of Education at the City College of New York and the founder of Mathematics in the City, a national center for professional development. She currently directs New Perspectives on Learning and is the author of the Young Mathematicians at Work series and the Contexts for Learning Mathematics program.

Steve Leinwand (@steve_leinwand) is a Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of the bestselling Accessible Mathematics and Sensible Mathematics.

June Mark is a Project Director in the Teaching and Learning Division at Education Development Center (@EDCtweets). She is coauthor of Making Sense of Algebra and the Transition to Algebra program.

Max Ray-Riek (@maxmathforum) is a Professional Collaboration Facilitator at the Math Forum. He is the author of Powerful Problem Solving.

What Does Excellent Mathematics Teaching Look Like? [Video]

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At this year’s National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) conference, Heinemann authors Sue O’Connell, Steve Leinwand, Cathy Fosnot, Max Ray-Riek, and June Mark held a special event with mathematics specialists and leaders to discuss the goal of math education today, the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and the kinds of effective instructional shifts teachers can make in their classrooms.

In the first clip from this event, Cathy Fosnot, June Mark, and Sue O’Connell reflect on what excellent mathematics teaching looks like, including:

  • the importance of mentoring students as they transition from inefficient to more fluent strategies
  • helping students to expect mathematics to make sense
  • the language we use to develop deep mathematical thinking.

Watch the full clip below:

Next Monday, Cathy, Steve, June, and Max discuss how the Standards for Mathematical Practice impact instruction.

To read more from master educators and leaders in the field about the Standards for Mathematical Practice, check out our recent blog series unpacking each of the eight Practice Standards.

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Cathy Fosnot (@ctfosnot) is Professor Emerita of Education at the City College of New York and the founder of Mathematics in the City, a national center for professional development. She currently directs New Perspectives on Learning and is the author of the Young Mathematicians at Work series and the Contexts for Learning Mathematics program.

June Mark is a Project Director in the Teaching and Learning Division at Education Development Center (@EDCtweets). She is coauthor of Making Sense of Algebra and the Transition to Algebra program.

Sue O’Connell (@SueOConnellMath) is a nationally known speaker and education consultant who directs Quality Teacher Development. She is the coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into Action and the Mastering the Basic Math Facts series.

Steve Leinwand wins 2015 Ross Taylor / Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award

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Heinemann is very pleased to announce that NCSM presented author Steve Leinwand with its highest award: The Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award. This award recognizes Steve’s years of leadership in math education. Anyone who has ever heard him speak knows that Steve has never been one to hold back when it comes to his opinions about math teaching and learning, and today NCSM has recognized that passion and the difference it has made for countless teachers and students across the country and around the world.

You can read more about the award here.

We are incredibly fortunate to work with Steve on a regular basis as the publisher of his work, and are thrilled that he has received this recognition from the math education leadership community.

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Steve Leinwand is the author of the bestselling Heinemann titles Accessible Mathematics: Ten Instructional Shifts That Raise Student Achievement and of Sensible Mathematics: A Guide for School Leaders in the Era of Common Core State Standards. He is Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research in Washington,  D.C., where he supports a range of mathematics education initiatives and research. Steve served as Mathematics Supervisor in the Connecticut Department of Education for twenty-two years and is a former president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.

View Steve's Digital Campus Course Making Math Far More Accessible to Our Students.