What are Concept Circles? Concept circles are a great way to engage students in representing a variety of mathematical concepts.   Teachers and parents can use them to support children both inside and outside of the classroom.   The main topic or central idea is put in 
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Specific Strategies to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction: Design Open Questions  Turning around a Question: Instead of giving the question- a teacher provides the answer and asks for the question.  Asking for Similarities and Differences: Teacher chooses two items (shapes, numbers, graphs etc) and asks students how 
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Assistive technology is any device, software, or equipment that helps people work around their learning challenges. When we think of assistive technology for students with learning difficulties, we often think of high-tech devices such as Chromebooks, computers, and iPads. In fact, sometimes high tech solutions 
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How to Approach Differentiating Instruction in Mathematics:  Focus Instruction on Key Concepts One of the most effective ways to differentiate in mathematics is to focus on the key concepts (*big ideas) rather than a narrow, specific curricular outcome. To do this try to cluster specific 
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What is Differentiation? It is an organized yet flexible way of proactively adjusting teaching and learning to meet kids where they are and help them to achieve maximum growth as learners. (Tomlinson, 1999) Differentiation in Math Should:  Focus of instruction must be on key mathematical 
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Online platforms allow for increased individualized instruction for students and differentiated assessment. Students are able to demonstrate their understanding in a number of ways. Reference: https://www.thetechedvocate.org/USING-GOOGLE-CLASSROOM-TO-DIFFERENTIATE-INSTRUCTION/
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Understanding the difference between accommodation and modification can help teachers choose the best approach to support students in their classroom. Choosing the correct level of support can increase student confidence and help them to reach their learning goals. Reference: The Understood Team. (2019, August 5). 
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As teachers, we have all witnessed students who sit idle in class, refuse to work, or do not complete assignments.  Time and time again we have heard,  “I know what I want to say, I just can’t get my message down on the paper.” or 
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Teenagers want to read – if we let them (Kittle, 2013). Encouraging students to become lifelong readers is a goal of any Language Arts teacher.  Developing independent, engaged readers requires providing students with a variety of literature coupled with increased volume and complexity. Readers need 
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