# Retro SET: Arithmetic and mathematics

### What posts appeared in the SET series about arithmetic & mathematics?

Over the first three years of *Special Education Today* I have published posts about arithmetic and mathematics. These posts addressed both theoretical and practical matters. I thought readers might like to have an index to those posts, so I’ve assembled a list of them here. In this post, I provide simple recaps of what appeared in that series with links to each of the posts1

Just sittin’ here thinkin’: Why do I write this drivel? 03 November 2022. There’s actually not much relevant content in this message, but I mention the topic!

Friday photos: #19—Sarah Powell!: How much can one person get done? 08 April 2022. The answer to the question in the subheading is “a shipload” if the person is math instruction researcher Sarah Powell.

Drawing a line that's n 7ths of a foot: Does your solution match or exceed this one? 29 December 2023. This was a fun post for me, as it allowed me to illustrate a shortcoming in what we teach as arithmetic and mathematics..

Friday photos—Marcy Stein got away! 22 March 2024. Marcy, whom I’ve known since the early 1970s, is a whiz about teaching arithmetic and mathematics (especially the DI way).

Podcast: DI math: Isn't DI only about early reading for kids who are poor and have disabilities? 22 May 2024. This post links to a podcast that explains a lot about arithmetic and mathematics instruction.

C. Taber on the value of learning math facts: Is teaching and testing computational fluency harmful? 28 May 2024. Mr. Taber argued that answering “facts” quickly and accurately is helpful in subsequent math learning.

Deemphasizing 'key words' in word problems. 10 July 2024. Are strategies based on finding key words in “story problems” a good idea?

Talk about math is coming from many directions: Why would I like to see coverage of outcomes for students? 18 July 2024. A note about discussions of instruction that included arithmetic and mathematics.

There are other posts in which I mentioned arithmetic or mathematics. Please search for them at your leisure. But, please use these as a starting place to find resources and ideas. And, if you have some specific questions that might lead to a topical post, please let me know.

##### Footnote

Most of the links point to pages that are available only to paying subscribers (i.e., they’re “behind the pay wall”), but a couple of them are open to all subscribers (as indicated in this post).

Perfect timing as I work on getting my math methods course planned for fall which just so happens to use the DI math textbook by Stein et al!