Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment
The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.
Understanding Mathematics Learning
All students learn mathematics in school, but what and how they actually learn is influenced in part by factors beyond the curriculum and even beyond the way in which lessons are delivered. Students may be taught procedures to support calculation, yet these can be learned without a real grasp of why they work as they do. Furthermore, progress in math can be subject to wider influences. For example, although students prefer to tackle math with a commonsense approach, they often forego this for an approach that they believe is more likely to gain approval. Teachers need to be aware ...