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YouCubed Classroom Math(s) Posters

YouCubed Classroom Math(s) Posters
So she says maths, we say math, but I think we can both agree there are some pretty great ideas coming from Jo Boaler and YouCubed math at Stanford University.  The newest resource YouCubed has released is a set of…
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Stop Perpetuating Math Anxiety

“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 approaches? Teachers may very well be swelling the negative feelings…
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Subitizing and Shapes

Subitizing and Shapes
Check out this video by Graham Fletcher on connecting subtizing and geometry! https://gfletchy.com/fresh-ideas/
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Using 5 frames to build fluency

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 separating situations. They've also have ample experience working with Five…
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Multiplying Decimals 3 Act Task

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 multiplication to find the product. The standard, MAFS.5.NBT.2.7, requires students…
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Joining and separating….using actions to understand addition and subtraction

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." They are also required to, "Solve addition and subtraction word…
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Make a Ten Card Game

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 the answer with a drawing or equation." A fun game…
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Preparing for Computer Based Testing

Preparing for Computer Based Testing
Check out this quick video on preparing for Computer Based Testing.
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The Year Game

The Year Game
It's January, and the beginning of a new calendar year. The NCTM Math Forum annually holds a contest for students to determine if they can use the digits in the year along with any of the operation symbols, a decimal…
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Lesson Studies: Begin with selecting mathematical goals and tasks

Lesson Studies: Begin with selecting mathematical goals and tasks
Looking for a way to refine your math lessons? It is tough to go this alone, so why not work together with your peers. Lesson Studies are a fantastic approach in working together as a team to share, develop, and…
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3rd Grade HCTM Problem of The Month Winner for December!

3rd Grade HCTM Problem of The Month Winner for December!
Congratulations to the 3rd grade winner of the Problem of the Month competition for December! The winner is Nicholas from Ms. Steckman’s classroom at McKitrick Elementary.
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Kindergarten winner of the HCTM Problem of the Month for November!

Kindergarten winner of the HCTM Problem of the Month for November!
Congratulations to the Kindergarten winner of the Problem of the month competition for November! The winner is Marlam from Mrs. Mohammed’s classroom at Turner/Bartels K-8 school
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Preparing for FSA – Content Complexities

Preparing for FSA – Content Complexities
The Florida Standards Assessment for mathematics is months away, but the preparation can never begin too early. You may be aware of Dr. Norman Webb's model for Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Though Webb's model implies 4 complexity levels, Florida has…
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Problem of the Month Kindergarten Edition- November

Problem of the Month Kindergarten Edition- November
Explain the pattern you see Please send completed problem with students name, teacher’s name, and school through school mail to Jennifer Buckley at Mabry Elementary Route 1 for a chance to win a prize.
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Real Long Term Investigations with Live Feed Cameras

Do your students have wonderings about animals in their natural habitats? Maybe animals not native to Florida? Animals that are dangerous? Animals that they do not visit in our local zoos? Explore.org has live feed cameras that allow students to…
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Let’s “Talk” Science

Let’s “Talk” Science
We have all heard the term “accountable talk.” We get it, kids need to turn and talk to each other. They can’t sit and listen to us all day. But, how do we know that they are talking and learning?…
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The Dreaded Math Word Problem: Get Organized to Solve the Problem!

The Dreaded Math Word Problem: Get Organized to Solve the Problem!
Students of all ages have difficulty applying comprehension skills when reading and interpreting math word problems. Those of us who attended school before the year 2000 know that most of our instruction was computation with two word problems to solve…
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