About Kathy: Kathy Minas is a 5th grade teacher at a public school in Los Angeles. She is an enthusiastic mathematician … More

# Category: mathematical talk

# Keeping our math communities humming

In this post, Kara Imm shares a May 2020 interview with Kate Smallberg about how to transition our number strings … More

# Learning to “trust the ten”—Developing a community of first grade mathematicians

Teacher-author Lindsay Pardeck is in her 7th year of teaching first grade at Eureka Elementary in the Rockwood School District. … More

# Jenna Laib’s Blog: Daysha at the Board: Assigning Competence

https://jennalaib.wordpress.com/2019/03/02/daysha-at-the-board-assigning-competence/ Jenna Laib wrote this post for her blog on a moment in which she was teaching a number string … More

# Number string structure and design

How are number strings designed? Typically, people tend to describe number strings as having the following structure Entry problem Helper … More

# On the rug with Angela

It’s late in the school year and I’m sitting on the edge of the rug in Angela Fiorito’s 1st grade … More

# 30 ways to make number strings more inclusive

As a teacher in inclusive settings, number strings were a critical part of my daily mathematical work. Routines are highly … More

# Why Conjectures Matter

This post is from our colleague and friend William Deadwyler, a 6th grade math teacher and strings enthusiast who works … More

# (Re)Thinking Context

A recent conversation between two New York City math educators, Carol Mosesson-Teig and Kara Imm Kara, I have been thinking … More

# Encouraging Strings Discussions

Defining the Problem: In a recent workshop, a third grade teacher shared the following: “I think I’m doing it right, … More