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A Day In The Life Of Two Mathematics Specialists: Bringing Math To The Forefront In Elementary Schools

Abstract

"Math has become a focal point at both Beth's and Susan's schools as a result of their positions as Mathematics Specialists. Both of them analyze student data and assess teachers' needs to decide the best way to support the mathematics program at their individual schools. Even though their method of providing this support varies, both Beth and Susan offer assistance to teachers when they are unsure about math content and when they want to attempt a new strategy in their classrooms. Beth and Susan share new resources with teachers, and model best practices in their classrooms so that they become skilled at teaching mathematics to all learners. They also make teachers aware of the latest research on how students learn mathematics. Their role is critical to improving mathematics education at the elementary level because with their assistance, teachers are thinking critically about the math concepts they are teaching and the methods they are using to do so."

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