## Using 5 frames to build fluency

By the end of Kindergarten, students are required to fluently add and subtract within 5. Throughout the year, students have built conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction through joining and …

## Multiplying Decimals 3 Act Task

Earlier this year, students built conceptual understanding of multiplication of whole numbers and decimals and multiplication of decimals by decimals. They used concrete models and grid paper to model the …

## FREE Common Core Aligned Online Interactive Math Practice

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 …

## Keeping Math Fun During and After Testing

Checkout this quick and easy read “Tips to Keep Math Fun During Testing” from the tenmarks.com blog.

## 5th grade HCTM Problem of the Month Winner February Edition!

Congratulations to the 5th grade winner of the Problem of the Month competition for February! There was more than 1,000 students that entered to win. The winner is Millay from …

## 3rd grade HCTM Problem of the Month Winner February Edition!

Congratulations to the 3rd grade winner of the Problem of the Month competition for February! The winner is Andrew from Ms. Bailey’s classroom at Chiles Elementary

## 1st grade HCTM Problem of the Month Winner February Edition!

Congratulations to the 1st grade winner of the Problem of the Month competition for February! The winner is Abigail from Gitlin/Shepard classroom at Trapnell Elementary.

## 13 rules that expire in Math!

Have you ever heard someone say, “When you multiply, your product is always greater than your factors”, “When you divide, your quotient is always less than your dividend and divisor.” …

## Looking at Line Plots in 4th Grade

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 …

## Engaging Computer Games to Build Multiplication Fact Fluency

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 …

## 4 Strategies to Engage ALL Learners in Mathematical Discourse

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 …

## How Does Teacher Language Affect Student Learning?

Quick, but interesting read on how our descriptions and language used to describe student learning and goals could potentially affect student learning. For instance, when we describe a certain skill …

## Joining and separating….using actions to understand addition and subtraction

According to MAFS.K.OA.1.1, students in kindergarten are required to, “Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.” …

## Make a Ten Card Game

MAFS.K.OA.1.4, states that, “For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record …

## Division Progression

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 …

## Kids Confused by Conversions? Kick the Quick Tricks!

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 …

## But my 4th graders can’t tell time!

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 …

## The Progression of Multiplication

By the end of 4th grade, students should be able to apply their understanding of place value and properties of operations to multiply a whole number of up to 4 …

## Arrays, Area and Perimeter Game

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 …

## Taking a Step Back to Support Students with Area and Perimeter

Are your 4th graders struggling with area and perimeter? It may be time to take a step back. Ms. Park noticed that her 6th (yes, SIXTH) graders were struggling with …