What is an algebra problem string? Have you heard about Number Strings or Number Talks? These are elementary school versions of what I call Problem Strings. I use them extensively in my Building Powerful Numeracy books. How can we use this cool technique in an algebra class? Why would we want to? A problem string […]

Building Powerful Numeracy: Overview WORKSHOP Too many students struggle with basic numeracy! This is part 1 of the Building Powerful Numeracy workshops. Based on Pam's Building Powerful Numeracy and Lessons & Activities for Building Powerful Numeracy, this workshop engages teachers in an overview of powerful ways to help student develop efficient and sophisticated numeracy strategies. […]

Thanks for coming! I hope to see you at a workshop in the future. Check out our upcoming workshops and presentations! Building Powerful Numeracy at CAMT 2014- Download at 9:25 CDT Algebra Problem Strings at CAMT 2014 - Download at 10:55 CDT

Algebra Teachers! When writing a problem string, there are several things to consider. How can you encourage students to construct mathematical relationships? What progression of problems can help? How will you model student thinking? Here are the first three problems in a problem string around solving linear equations. Some number doubled is 16. Some […]