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Checkout how this 4th grade teacher uses the number routine "Number Strings" to engage students in meaningful mathematical discourse as they build their understanding of how to find whole number quotients using strategies based on place value, MAFS.4.NBT.2.6. Through her…

Using simple bar models, often referred to as the "Singapore method", to represent the mathematical relationships in comparison word problems helps students organize their thinking to more easily make sense of the problems and generate equations. Drawing bar models provides…

What are the benefits of homework? • Students: deepens understanding and solidifies concepts learned in class. • Parents: communicates what students are learning; an opportunity for parents to help their child. • Teachers: provides feedback about what students have previously…

Why teach math vocabulary? The Standards for Mathematics emphasize that mathematically proficient students communicate precisely to others; however, the language of mathematics can often be confusing. Lack of knowledge of math vocabulary can hinder achievement. What makes math vocabulary different…

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