Posts about Mathematics

Learn about our curriculum, take a deep dive into some of its features, and much more.

What's Inside: Fluency Activities and Daily Word Problems

September 30, 2020

We are very excited to share the newest additions to our collection of Fishtank resources for 3rd–5th Grade Math: a library of elementary Fluency Activities and a Daily Word Problem provided in each lesson.

Planning for Math Remediation: Just-in-Case or Just-in-Time?

by Sarah Britton and Jami Therrien Wells

July 29, 2020

You have options for how you approach review of the foundational skills that students may have missed last year. Take a look at how the tools provided within our math curriculum can help you help students make connections at critical moments.

Remapping Math: A Guide for the 2020–21 School Year

July 16, 2020

One of the challenges of the 2020–21 school year will be making sure there is enough time to both address unfinished learning and keep focusing on grade-level material. 

Our math team offers detailed planning guidance for teachers and leaders in our newest math resource.

What Makes a Good Math Problem?

by Kate Gasaway

June 24, 2020

While flawed problems have unique weaknesses, we have some theories on four unifying characteristics of good math problems: clarity, diagnosticity, tractability, and joy.

Take a deep dive into these facets with before and after examples of each essential attribute.

The Problem with Some Problems

May 20, 2020

Math teachers know that not all problems are great problems. The not-so-great problems might lack clarity, fail to engage the skills they're meant to target, or demonstrate cultural tone-deafness. Take a look at how 5 problems went from “so-so” to “spot-on”.