Author Jackie LeJeune

"Number Shoppers"....we've all encountered them: students who just plow through a story problem, pulling numbers out as if they were just grabbing their favorite snacks off the shelf and tossing them into a shopping cart; no regard for the value…
Digging deeper into decimal fractions? ...there is a CAP for that! View the "Train the Trainer" video on "Relating Fractions to Decimals" below to ensure that your instruction has truly met the depth of the 4th grade MAFS standards. Yes,…
Do you ever find it difficult to to wrap your head around what each of the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice might look like in your specific grade level? Or do you struggle with how to incorporate the SMPs into…
Students struggling with using fraction models to explain WHY two fractions are equivalent? ...there is a CAP for that! View the "Train the Trainer" video on "Equivalent Fractions" below to ensure that your instruction has truly met the depth of…
Most of us have some "go-to" questions to initiate math conversations..."How did you get that?" "Did anyone solve it another way?" "Does anyone disagree and why?"... But what do we do when that conversation dies out before our students discuss…
Looking to build your content knowledge of 4th grade division strategies? YES...there is a CAP for that! View the "Train the Trainer" video on "Division Strategies" below to ensure that your instruction has truly met the depth of the 4th…
You most likely have heard the buzz about number talks, but the pressure of state testing may have had you feeling like you didn't have the time to implement them in your classroom...well no more excuses! The Mathematics Florida Standards,…
Have you checked out the CAP Parent Trainings on the Elementary Mathematics Icon? Don't worry....it's not too late! While it is true that these trainings were designed with parents in mind, each training also has an accompanying "Train the Trainer"…
Checkout these two FREE interactive websites for additional math practice: www.tenmarks.com and www.frontrowed.com Both websites allow you to set up a free teacher account. You can then enter in your student roster, assign specific standards-based practice to each student, and…
Checkout this quick and easy read "Tips to Keep Math Fun During Testing" from the tenmarks.com blog.
In 3rd grade, students measured objects to the nearest half and quarter of an inch and displayed that data on a line plot. In standard MAFS.4.MD.2.4, 4th graders extend that learning to include displaying measurements to nearest half, quarter, and…
Checkout these engaging online games to help increase fluency of multiplication facts. These games could be incorporated into a math block at school or accessed from home: Clear It http://www.abcya.com/clear_it_multiplication.htm Math-Man Mutliplication http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/mathman/mathman_multiplication10.htm Multiplication Blocks http://www.mathplayground.com/multiplication_blocks.html Number Trails http://www.mathplayground.com/number_trails_multiplication.html Kakooma…
We know that today's math instruction is very different from our experiences as students. The teacher takes on the role of the facilitator, presenting students with problem solving scenarios and using students' sharing as the primary means of promoting understanding.…
The progression of division starts in 3rd grade...and it is crucial that students really develop a deep concrete understanding of division. If your 4th grade students are still relying on drawing pictures of equal groups with tally marks, they may…
Teachers are often wary about teaching measurement conversions through problem solving...we revert to mnemonic devices, tricks and chants rather than encouraging students to use the same problem solving strategies we have been trying to instill in them all year. Why…
Elapsed time is incorporated into the 4th grade standard MAFS.4.MD.1.2: Use the four operations to solve word problems involving...intervals of time...and represent intervals of time using linear models. But what do you do when your students can't tell time, let…