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What Does Mathematical Reasoning Look Like?

mathtchSince the adoption of the Common Core, many questions still exist about methodologies in teaching math.  Videos are one exceptional way to demonstrate to new teachers, parents, and community members how students should be using higher-order thinking skills to engage with mathematical content.

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) teachers, working with Teaching Channel, produced this series of videos in the Share My Lesson series:

• First grade: Leprechaun Traps – Addition within 100:

• Fourth grade: Multiplying Whole Numbers and Fractions:

• Eighth grade: Conjecturing About Functions:

• Eleventh grade: Sine and Cosine – Trigonometry in Flight:


“A Video Series on Mathematical Reasoning” in American Educator, Spring 2014 (Vol. 38,#1, p. 43),

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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