## Math

https://youtu.be/bfB0F5elm58 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 help students see fact families and related facts which…
https://youtu.be/Pbi8E0SWnTc 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 help students see fact families and related facts which…
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 to complete. You can gain insight on their personality (i.e.…
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 the Progressions. He frequently posts to the site Common Core…
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 am usually excited if students can even recall that information.…
"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…
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 up place values and regroup to the tens, consider rebooting…
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 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"…
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 how the Same or Different task can be used in…