Disengaged students? Boosting Motivation in Math

If you’re a 6-12th grade math teacher feeling like the disengagement, laziness, complacency, and apathy is just too much to bear… you’re...

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Juliana Tapper

- Mar 10
- 6 min

Disengaged students? Boosting Motivation in Math

If you’re a 6-12th grade math teacher feeling like the disengagement, laziness, complacency, and apathy is just too much to bear… you’re...

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Juliana Tapper

- Mar 2
- 5 min

Math Fact Fluency: Multiplication Games and Addition Subtraction Games

Math fact fluency. It’s a heated debate in the math education world. On one hand, many are in favor of timed math fact fluency tests and...

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Juliana Tapper

- Sep 26, 2022
- 5 min

C.A.R.E.S. Math Achievement Framework™ For Students Who Struggle

Math has long been the most failed subject in middle school and high school. According to Ron Schachter's work, Solving Our Algebra...

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Juliana Tapper

- Apr 7, 2022
- 2 min

Case Study: How Sarah went from loathing to loving teaching repeater algebra 1 students

It’s natural to wonder, “is this workshop going to be worth my time and money?” Especially math professional development. You might be...

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Juliana Tapper

- Mar 9, 2022
- 4 min

3 Amazing Mathematics Professional Development for Teachers

I’ve taught math at three different high schools. I’ve attended some amazing professional development for math teachers, and I’ve also...

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Juliana Tapper

- Mar 7, 2022
- 3 min

5 Math Instructional Strategies

My first year of teaching was a rude awakening. I was teaching Math Intervention and Algebra 1 in South Central Los Angeles and while I...

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Juliana Tapper

- Feb 25, 2022
- 4 min

5 Research Based Math Instructional Strategies

Not only have I myself been a high school math intervention and Algebra 1 teacher at three Title 1 schools, but I’ve observed well over...

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Juliana Tapper

- Feb 22, 2022
- 4 min

Math Instructional Strategies

Let me share a bit about my first year of teaching with you. Year 1 was a rude awakening. I was teaching Math Intervention and Algebra 1...

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Juliana Tapper

- Jan 16, 2022
- 4 min

Should "I do, We do, You do" in math?

This might just be one of my most polarizing blog posts. And if I’m being honest, I feel very vulnerable sharing my opinion here. The...

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Juliana Tapper

- Jan 9, 2022
- 6 min

Cold Call Strategy

Tired of blank stares when you ask students to complete a math activity after you’ve taught the concepts? I was too. My first year...

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Juliana Tapper

- Dec 30, 2021
- 3 min

5 Tips For Teaching Math Virtually

So you've just found out you're going to be teaching virtually again. You're in the right place! Whether you loved the distance learning...

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Juliana Tapper

- Nov 8, 2021
- 3 min

Math Instructional Strategies: Notice and Wonder

I’m going to tell you a quick story from my fifth year in the classroom... I had a 12th grader in my remedial integrated math 1 class...

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Juliana Tapper

- Oct 19, 2021
- 3 min

5 Math Strategies for Struggling Students

Helping students who struggle with math is my passion. I became a math teacher not because of my love for mathematics, but because as a...

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Juliana Tapper

- Sep 13, 2021
- 3 min

Helping Students To Stop Failing Math

In the teacher groups I’m a part of, I keep seeing comments come up about the high amount of students failing math. Comments like, “80%...

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Juliana Tapper

- Aug 30, 2021
- 4 min

Formative Assessment in Math

About a decade ago I was a Math Teacher on Special Assignment at a large urban school district. The math subject area coordinator took me...

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Juliana Tapper

- Aug 16, 2021
- 3 min

Why Classroom Culture Matters For Students Who Struggle With Math

I personally feel the first week of school is the most important week of teaching. The community you create your first week will impact...

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Juliana Tapper

- Feb 8, 2021
- 3 min

8 Systems of Equations Activities (& Classroom Tips)

Systems of equations was always one of my favorite units to teach because of the opportunity for real world applications. But it can also...

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Juliana Tapper

- Jan 8, 2021
- 5 min

Students Struggling with Math? 10 Math Intervention Strategies

“Math strategies for struggling learners.” Have you googled that phrase? It can feel hopeless when we as teachers have a deep desire for...

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Juliana Tapper

- Nov 30, 2020
- 4 min

The #1 Math Discourse Activity

Have you ever been ridiculously excited to try something in your classroom after attending a conference? Back in 2015 I went to the...

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Juliana Tapper

- Oct 12, 2020
- 1 min

Hybrid Math Class Engagement Activity

Keeping students engaged in the hybrid model definitely has unique challenges. As a math intervention specialist, I've been providing...

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