Do you encourage students to look for operator keywords when solving word problems? Research shows that this is not an effective problem solving strategy. What is an evidence based strategy that teachers can use to support the increased rigor in problem solving of the 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning? Schema based instruction is a powerful problem solving strategy that promotes students’ reasoning, sense-making, and justification. It also has a strong evidence base for students with difficulties and disabilities in mathematics. Come to this session to learn the basics and how you can implement this strategy effectively with your students.

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