According to Steve Leinwand from the American Institutes for Research, they are nine instructional practices in math that correlate with high student achievement. All nine practices have ties to literacy.

The practices are as follows:

1. Ask great questions. How? Can you explain...?

2. Daily reviews of prerequisite skills and concepts

3. Celebrate alternate approaches to solving math

problems

4. Support work with visuals

5. Create language rich classrooms

6. Develop number sense

7. Connect mathematics to the real world

8. Use exit slips or some form of formative assessment at

the end of each lesson

9. Coherence of instruction in lesson planning

These practices will move students forward and are critical for developing students of mathematics.