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Ideas under construction: children saying what they know

Alli entered kindergarten quite skilled at mental addition and proud of her skill. Subtraction followed quickly. Near the end of her kindergarten year, Alli bounced into class and said that her father had taught her about negative numbers. To assure … Continue reading

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Mathematical Practices

My work and that of my colleagues at Education Development Center has always put mathematical thinking—the habits of mind that are indigenous to our discipline—at the core of our work with teachers. What we’ve learned from expert teachers has led … Continue reading

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FROM THE (NEW) EDITOR

Greetings to all readers of the AMS Blog on Teaching and Learning Mathematics! As editor for this blog for the coming year, I would like to invite you to continue its lively and meaningful conversation, of the quality that has … Continue reading

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Mathematics for All?

Every few years, I teach a first-year seminar called “Mathematics for All.” The course description begins: What kinds of mathematical knowledge are necessary for full participation in contemporary democratic society? How well, and how fairly, do our schools educate students … Continue reading

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