of Teachers of Mathematics

**An affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.**

The MCTM is an organization of professionals dedicated to promoting the teaching and learning of meaningful mathematics for all students by supporting educators in their efforts to improve mathematics instruction.

Matt Mentor, a wise and experienced teacher, offers advice about teaching mathematics topics to beginning teachers. Of course, experienced teachers can join in as well.

Here’s how it works:

Matt will respond in Math Bits to a teaching question posed
by a reader. Other readers who have different suggestions or
alternative answers to the question are invited to submit their
replies to Matt who will post them to this page on the MCTM
website.

Send your answers to MattMentorMCTM@aol.com and Matt will post as many different solutions that adequately address the question as are received.

Have a Question for Matt?

Send your questions about teaching math topics to MattMentorMCTM@aol.com and watch for Matt’s response in the next issue of Math
Bits.

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- Curriculum Coverage in Algebra II (Dec '10)
- Encouraging Students to Become Teachers (Dec '08)
- Geometry Activities (Dec '11)
- Functions in Algebra 1 (Apr '06)
- Homework (Jan '10)
- Homework Time in Class (Sep '10)
- Is the Teacher Responsible for all the Learning? (Dec '07)
- Learning Math Through Computer Programs or Games (Mar '07)
- Math Assessments at the Primary Level (Mar '07)
- MCA Test Preparation (Dec '09)
- New Math Programs at Elementary Level (Aug '08)
- Note taking (Sep '08)
- Raising scores on high stakes testing (Feb '09)
- Statistics in Middle School
- Statistics Standards (Apr '11)
- Students who are not successful in Algebra 1 grade 8 (Aug '08)
- Trig ratios in a Geometry course (Sep '09)
- Understanding Variable (Feb '08)
- Using Traditional Materials in a Geometry Course (Oct '06)
- Warmup Problems and Time Crunch (Jan '13)
- Word Problems (Sep '11)
- Word Problems (Apr '13)