**Resources:** |
**Descriptions:** |

Addressing parent concerns about reform mathematics |
The reform-oriented mathematics required by today’s state curricula can raise many questions in the minds of parents. Teachers can use this resource to anticipate and handle many of these questions. |

Assigning meaningful math homework |
Too often mathematics teachers just routinely assign problems from the textbook as homework. This resource presents a series of questions to help math teachers develop more thoughtful and effective homework assignments. |

Improving standardized test scores through planning |
This resource shows how to break down a high-stakes test by content and then compare the results to your curriculum. |

One teacher explores meaningful math homework |
This true story reveals how one elementary math teacher achieved success by building more exploration and more student choices into her homework assignments. |

Planning a mathematical discussion |
This resource provides suggestions, questions and guidelines to help math teachers engage their students in more meaningful discussions. |

Structuring small-group tasks |
Often teachers know they want to have children "work in groups," but they are uncertain about how to make this time productive. This resource focuses on the management aspects of planning small-group work. |

Teachers talking about elementary mathematics |
Ideally, teachers spend a great deal of time analyzing their lessons together. This resource presents such a discussion and then invites readers to reflect upon the issues that the teachers raise. |