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Effective Practices for Math Teaching in Middle and Secondary SchoolsAuthor(s): Slavin, R. E.; Lake, C.; Groff, C. (2009)
This research snapshot was developed by the E-BEST team of Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and outlines a 2009 systematic review of different math programs available to middle and secondary teachers by Slavin, R. E., Lake, C., & Groff, C.

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Exploring the Power of Growing PatternsAuthor(s): Ruth Beatty (2014)
This summary was created by the What Works: Research into Practice program at the Ontario Ministry of Education

This monograph explores how teachers can present and discuss growing patterns to introduce students to functions, an integral part of algebraic thinking.

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Making Math Children Will LoveAuthor(s): Lynda Colgan (2014)
This summary was created by the What Works: Research into Practice program at the Ontario Ministry of Education

Evidence suggests that learning is energized by affect. We, as educators, must turn our attention to resources and strategies that improve students’ relationships with mathematics content and processes and pique students’ motivation, emotion, interest and attention.

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Math that feels good: A model for math education reformAuthor(s): Dr. George Gadanidis; Dr. Marcelo Borba; Dr. Janette Hughes; Hannah Dora Lacerda, Dr. Immaculate Namukasa (2016)
This summary was prepared by George Gadanidis, Janette Hughes and Immaculate Namukasa who are co-investigators on a 2016-2019 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant on Aesthetic Experiences for Young Mathematicians & their Teachers.

"Over the last ten years...we have been working in K-8 schools in Ontario and in Rio Claro, Brazil, designing experiences that offer students (and their teachers and parents) the pleasure of math surprise and insight. We have also been developing an effective model of math education reform that addresses teachers' interests and needs. Working with teachers we ask what they need help with in their math teaching. For example, when three grade 3 teachers in a school in Whitby told us they were looking for new ideas for teaching "area representations of fractions", we co-designed the activity below to (a) cover the grade 3 curriculum, but (b) also to offer a math surprise...."

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Teaching Elementary MathAuthor(s): Marian Small (2013)
This summary was created by the Research for Teachers project at The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO):

"Teaching through problem solving is about setting appropriate tasks, creating supportive environments and helping students to succeed without leading. Although some would argue that all mathematical tasks should be of this sort, others see it as one approach within a more varied menu. No matter the frequency of problem solving use, it is essential that students have opportunities to learn by thinking and doing and not by simply copying."

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