## What the Heck is a Rekenrek?

Rekenreks are a manipulative often used in primary grades. You will see that STEMscopes references them in many lessons. For many of us, this is a new tool. Check out …

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# Category: Math

## What the Heck is a Rekenrek?

## Addition/Subtraction Triangle Fact Cards

## Multiplication/Division Triangle Fact Cards

## Getting to know your students

## Solving with Multiple Methods

## Dividing Fractions for Understanding

## Are your students “Number Shoppers” instead of “Problem Solvers”? Try numberless word problems!

## Connecting Academics and Parents- 4th Grade Relating Fractions to Decimals

## Inside Mathematics Illuminates the Standards for Mathematical Practice

## Reboot Your Regrouping Reteach!

## Math Journaling in Kindergarten

## Connecting Academics and Parents- 4th grade Equivalent Fractions

## 3 Strategies to Keep Math Convo Moving

## Connecting Academics and Parents- 4th Grade Division

## Nervous about Number Talks? Now is the time to give them a try!

## Connecting Academics and Parents- 4th Grade Multi-Digit Multiplication

## Building Math Talk

## Assessing Mathematical Fluency

## Stop Perpetuating Math Anxiety

## Subitizing and Shapes

A shared partnership program with HCTM and HCPS

Rekenreks are a manipulative often used in primary grades. You will see that STEMscopes references them in many lessons. For many of us, this is a new tool. Check out …

This video shows how Triangle Fact cards can be used to build quick recall with addition and related subtraction facts. These cards take the place of traditional flash cards, and …

This video shows how Triangle Fact cards can be used to build quick recall with multiplication and related division facts. These cards take the place of traditional flash cards, and …

The first days of school are great for getting first impressions of your new students. Collecting information from students is interesting and fun when they are given open ended sentences …

If you are familiar with the Common Core Progressions documents, you may recognize the name Bill McCallum. He is a Common Core Standards author as well as an author of …

Student understanding of dividing with fractions is usually regulated to something to the effect of, “You need to flip the fraction and you need to multiply.” As a teacher, I …

“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 …

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 …

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 …

What is the one math concept that you still feel students have not quiet mastered in second grade? “Regrouping,” you say. Well before you pull another small group to line …

Check out this video on using Math Journal in Kindergarten as a tool for informal formative assessment!

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

As part of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, students should be able to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Check out the video below to think about …

It is the end of the school year. You’ve spent time and energy teaching various math concepts so that your students have a conceptual understanding of content. Students in your …

“Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I assure you that mine are greater.” – Albert Einstein Are teachers increasing students’ anxiety levels in mathematics, especially as state testing …

Check out this video by Graham Fletcher on connecting subtizing and geometry! https://gfletchy.com/fresh-ideas/