LinkWhat Were The Teacher Moves?


  1. Start with something concrete. (Not tables, equations, etc.)
  2. Lower the literacy demand of math class.
  3. Emphasize prediction, questioning.
  4. Math serves our questions, not the other way around.
  5. Create a better answer key.

Finish the Story

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LinkCar Caravan

LinkBucky the Badger

LinkCharlie’s Gumballs

LinkNana’s Chocolate Milk

LinkPartial Products

LinkFile Cabinet

LinkDueling Discounts

LinkSuper Bear

LinkBlack Box


LinkDan Meyer’s Three-Act Math Task Bank


LinkVideo story problems for primary grades

FileSDE Handout