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Math Tools in Action

Powerful tools for mathematics instruction can make a good lesson great. Math Tools in Action, an exciting video series, explores Journals, Anchor Charts, and Manipulatives, three of the most effective tools for helping teachers implement the Common Core State Standards while encouraging students to become critical mathematical thinkers.

For more than twenty years, Chris Confer and Marco Ramirez have worked with administrators and teachers at dozens of schools around the county to cultivate an environment that elevates math instruction schoolwide. Now you can watch as they teach and comment on lessons using these essential math tools—tools that will help you deepen and improve your own math instruction, no matter what grade level you teach.

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About the Authors

Chris Confer
Chris has a passion for both mathematics and teaching children. "My parents were both educators," she explains. "When I was seven years old, one of my favorite activities was playing school with my two-year-old brother Dickey, who amiably played student along with my stuffed animals and assorted toys. . . . And when I learned to love art as a high schooler, I longed to make beautiful bulletin boards, which is what I thought a teacher did. In reality, of course, teaching is very different. I love it. >MORE

Marco Ramirez
Marco Ramirez is an award-winning educator who has successfully transformed schools using mathematics as leverage for change. After working eighteen-hour days as a buyer and broker, Marco did some soul searching and realized that he wanted to have more time for family and a life outside of work. His wife, Julie, suggested that he work as a substitute teacher while returning to college. >MORE