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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…

Checkout this interactive game "Area Blocks" at http://www.mathplayground.com/area_blocks.html ! This game is a fun way for students to relate area and perimeter to the operations of multiplication and addition. Students either play against the computer or another player to create…

Students are naturally inquisitive and observant! Why not use these characteristics to teach new concepts! One-way to utilize students problem solving abilities is through Three-Act-Tasks. Three-Act-Tasks allows students to draw on their natural noticing’s and wonderings! The Three-Act-Tasks consist of:…

You may have read our earlier post "FSA-Preparing for Context Complexities" about the connection between Webb's Depth of Knowledge complexity levels and the FSA. This post alluded to the importance of taking the complexity levels of standards into consideration when…

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…

To solve story problems involving elapsed time, encourage students to draw open number lines to help students conceptually understand the concept. This could prevent common misconceptions students may have when determining elapsed time. Make sure to include different types of…

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