Need help teaching students how to graph ordered pairs?

Suzanne Forsyth from UT demonstrates how you can use manipulatives such as a pegboard and pictures to help ground struggling students’ knowledge of graphing ordered pairs.

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# Project STAIR

## Supporting Teaching of Algebra: Individual Readiness

#
Tailored Professional Development

# Graphing Ordered Pairs with a Pegboard

# Intro to the Coordinate Plane – Part 2

# Intro to the Coordinate Plane – Part 1

# PRP Student’s Math Identities

# PRP Cognitively Demanding

# PRP Concrete Learning

# Properties of Quadrilaterals

# Dividing Fractions Using the Set Model

# Multiplying Fractions – Part 1

# Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators using the Set Model

Need help teaching students how to graph ordered pairs?

Suzanne Forsyth from UT demonstrates how you can use manipulatives such as a pegboard and pictures to help ground struggling students’ knowledge of graphing ordered pairs.

Part 2 of the 2-part video follows up on Suzanne Forsyth’s introduction to teaching students about the coordinate plane/grid. In this video, she demonstrates how teachers can use simple materials to help make the coordinate plane more concrete and hopefully easier to understand.

In part 1 of this 2-part series, follow Suzanne Forsyth from University of Texas as she shows teachers how to introduce the coordinate plane (or coordinate grid) using student-friendly visuals and strategies. Part 1 in this video shows how to introduce the concepts of the coordinate plane using manipulatives. Be sure to watch the follow up video in which Suzanne uses the document camera to demonstrate how to use manipulatives and pictures to help students who may struggle with math.

Adam Smith, Department Coordinator of Mathematics, weighs in on the importance of knowing your students’ math identities and establishing relationships with students, and Erica Mason from the University of Missouri explains how the research ties into this concept.

This video is part of the series, Practice to Research & Back to Practice, in which teachers and administrators work with education researchers to describe the best research based strategies and how to implement them in the classroom.

Differentiating instruction can looks like lots of different things in different classes. This video tackles how to differentiate your math class to make cognitively demanding tasks accessible.

Adam Smith, Department Coordinator of Mathematics, weighs in on the importance of making cognitively demanding tasks accessible to all learners, and Erica Mason from the University of Missouri explains how the research ties into this concept.

This video is part of the series, Practice to Research & Back to Practice, in which teachers and administrators work with education researchers to describe the best research based strategies and how to implement them in the classroom.

Making math concrete for learners of any age can help students make meaningful connections about what abstract math symbols and numerals represent. Adam Smith, Department Coordinator of Mathematics, weighs in on the importance of making math concrete for learners, and Sarah Powell from UT Austin explains how the research ties into this concept.

This video is part of the series, Practice to Research & Back to Practice, in which teachers and administrators work with education researchers to describe the best research based strategies and how to implement them in the classroom.

Being precise in describing different quadrilaterals is key in helping students master the difference between parallelograms, rhombuses, squares, and the other quadrilaterals. Suzanne Forsyth from UT Austin walks through the defining features of each quadrilaterals and shows you how to use AngLegs as great geometry manipulatives.

Dr. Powell demonstrates how to use two-color counters to divide fractions.

In part 1 of this 3-part video series, Sarah Powell from the University of Texas explains that fractions are one of the hardest topics for students to really understand and be able to manipulate. If you are looking for a way to walk through what it really means to multiply fractions, check out this video.

Dr. Powell uses the two-color counters to subtract fractions with unlike denominators.