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June 7, 2018

Randall was always told he was "smart." In math class, his teachers celebrated his correct answers, and he grew to expect this type of success. Then, in 4th grade, Randall started to encounter math problems that he couldn't figure out. He was angry. He felt foolish. Hi...

April 17, 2017

Why Models Matter

We have all seen this happen in our math classes at some time: students learn the basics in our lessons, but then struggle when those concepts are extended in just a small way. Students cheerfully recite their basic addition facts, but have no idea how...

March 20, 2017

GRIT

Students in your math classroom work on new, challenging material. For those students who struggle, you may notice that some are quick to give up, while others embrace the challenge and keep working in pursuit of understanding. You may accept this as simply differe...

March 1, 2017

Connecting the Dots

You've used Symphony Math in your math classroom. Your students are using the program consistently, and they are making progress through the Stages. You look at your Dashboard, and maybe print out some materials for struggling students. But for the m...

February 6, 2017

Questions

The math problem presented to your class is straightforward:

One hundred ants have 600 legs. How many legs do 10 ants have?

We ask a question. A student answers. We quickly note the answer as correct, maybe show an equation, and move on to the next question. Eve...

January 24, 2017

Years ago, teachers would ask us: "I see that some of my students are struggling in Symphony Math. What can I do to help them?" We knew that we needed to build offline materials that teachers could use for targeted interventions, and our solution was the Guided Practic...

January 18, 2017

Symphony Learning loves the work of Carol Dweck and her Growth Mindset framework. We also recognize that integrating the ideas of growth mindset into your math classroom is a journey that requires support. We want to help. Each week you will receive a short email that...

November 7, 2016

We all want to help. We want our students to succeed in their work in our classrooms. We want them to feel protected. We want them to recognize their limitless potential. But sometimes, our desire to help is challenged by the realities of the modern classroom: time con...

October 31, 2016

Two students in your math classroom are struggling with a challenging task. After several unsuccessful attempts, you hear one of them exclaim in frustration:

"I can't do this!"

In this moment, where the student is feeling vulnerable, their expression of failure demonstra...

October 24, 2016

Why do we feel bad when we make mistakes? For many people, young and old, mistakes bring feelings of embarrassment, fear, and even anger. We may feel judged, and in turn we see ourselves as inadequate.

In our math classrooms, students are especially sensitive to errors....

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