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A Fresh Approach to Intervention Is Boosting Achievement in a Michigan School District

Hear from educators about a new approach to intervention that’s raising student achievement in the Wayne-Westland Community School District, outside Detroit.

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Podcast: The Best of Teachers in America Season 5

We've complied some of our favorite moments and memorable words of wisdom from our season five Teachers in America podcast guests.

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Pi Day Activities For High School Students

Looking for 2024 Pi Day activities for high school students? Celebrate the limitless joy of pi in your classroom with these Pi Day games and project ideas.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

Jordan Friedman
Shaped Editor

WF1877983 Shaped 2024 Blog Post Math 180 Research Study

A case study of Math 180 is described and explained as part of the research that HMH conducts to test its intervention products

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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In this hands-on “Guess My Number Math Game” activity for students in kindergarten and up, students can thrill and awe their peers with a mathematical magic trick.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Learn what mathematical discourse in the classroom is, along with how to use math discourse in the classroom.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Math diagnostic assessment is defined, explained, and compared to other types of assessment, such as formative assessment and summative assessment.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

Dr. Vytas Laitusis
Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Math

Fun Christmas Activities School

Try our fun Christmas classroom activities for school. 'Tis the season to be jolly—while boosting math, reading, and writing skills, of course!

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

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Intervention in school is defined, and key insights into how to provide effective intervention are provided.

Dr. Bonnie Cochran
Director of Academic Planning and Analytics, HMH

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Explore 11 evidence-based instructional interventions and instructional intervention examples that you can use today to help your students succeed.

Dana Leon
Shaped Contributor

WF1803669 Shaped 2023 Blog Post Math Choice Boards HERO

Learn about and use math choice boards for elementary school, with templates for kindergarten through 5th grade

Dana Leon
Shaped Contributor

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Use these National Hispanic Heritage Month activities and lesson ideas to honor Hispanic American contributions and influences in our society.

Daniel Poremba
Senior Tier II Specialist, HMH

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This article provides a definition of low floor, high ceiling math tasks, along with benefits, examples, and strategies for designing them.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Find answers to the question what is dyscalculia, and learn how it affects student learning and educational outcomes

Dr. Vytas Laitusis
Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Math

Summer learning activities for elementary and middle school students

As the school year ends, keep kids engaged with these fun summer school activities for elementary and middle school students.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

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These RTI math Tier 2 and Tier 3 strategies strive to provide teachers with a systematic approach to early math intervention.

Dana Leon
Shaped Contributor

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This article explains what is procedural fluency in math. Common myths are explored, along with how procedural fluency changes across grades.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Learn more about intervention strategies to help improve student outcomes in your school and district.

Zoe Del Mar
Shaped Executive Editor

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Many teachers ask, what is conceptual understanding in math? This article explains the difference between conceptual understanding and procedural fluency and how to improve math understanding.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Learn how to use the 5E instructional model to engage students in inquiry-based learning.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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