The struggle can be real when subtracting!

The struggle can be real when subtracting!
Do you have students in third, fourth, or fifth grade that are struggling with subtraction? Chances are, they missed the concrete phase of modeling subtraction with regrouping. This skill is extremely valuable as per the Mathematics Florida Standards, students in…
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Progression of Addition and Subtraction

Progression of Addition and Subtraction
The Progression of Addition and Subtraction is a wildly discussed topic in elementary schools. It is important that we do not rush students' understanding of the operations. Learning should be anchored in the foundational understanding of joining and separating situations,…
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Progression of Fractional Understanding

Progression of Fractional Understanding
I won't say too much here, because the time reading this could be better spent watching the video. :) However, keep in mind, no matter what grade you are teaching, you are providing students with key fractional knowledge in their…
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Think Multiplication to Divide

Think Multiplication to Divide
For information on using multiplication to divide efficiently and accurately, visit the Origo 1 Minute Math Video:
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Teach for Understanding

Teach for Understanding
Check out this quick video on teaching concepts through concrete and pictorial models to increase understanding.
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Depth of Knowledge Matrix for Elementary Mathematics

Depth of Knowledge Matrix for Elementary Mathematics
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…
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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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Reasoning About Division

Reasoning About Division
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…
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1st Grade HCTM Problem of The Month February Edition!

1st Grade HCTM Problem of The Month February Edition!
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3rd Grade HCTM Problem of The Month February Edition!

3rd Grade HCTM Problem of The Month February Edition!
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5th Grade HCTM Problem of The Month February Edition!

5th Grade HCTM Problem of The Month February Edition!
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Kindergarten HCTM Problem of The Month Winner for January!

Kindergarten HCTM Problem of The Month Winner for January!
Congratulations to the Kindergarten winner of the Problem of the Month competition for January! The winner is Dylan from Mrs. Mohammed's classroom at Turner/Bartels K-8.
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2nd grade HCTM Problem of The Month Winner for January!

2nd grade HCTM Problem of The Month Winner for January!
Congratulations to the 2nd grade winner of the Problem of the Month competition for January! The winner is Abhijay from Mrs. Park's classroom at Turner/Bartels K-8 School.
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4th grade HCTM Problem of The Month Winner for January!

4th grade HCTM Problem of The Month Winner for January!
Congratulations to the 4th Grade winner of the Problem of the Month competition for January! The winner is Sebastian from Mrs. King’s classroom at Claywell Elementary.
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Free Book Preview – Beyond Answers

Free Book Preview – Beyond Answers
Stenhouse Publishing is offering a free preview of the new book, Beyond Answers by Mike Flynn. About the Book: The Standards for Mathematical Practice are written in clear, concise language. Even so, to interpret them and visualize what they mean…
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Determine Elapsed Time using a Number Line

Determine Elapsed Time using a Number Line
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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Relating a Clock to a Number Line

Relating a Clock to a Number Line
Telling a time is an important concept for everyday life. It’s also one that students some time struggle with if they don’t understand how a clock works. In 3rd grade, students are expected to: • Tell and write time to…
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Math Makes Money

Math Makes Money
We are all familiar with the term "reading first" and you can't argue that literacy is important. However, when it comes to kids making more money later in life, more math may mean more money. A recent study published by…
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Measuring Length with Fractions

Measuring Length with Fractions
Students in 3rd grade are expected to measure length to the nearest whole inch, half inch and quarter inch. In order for students to be successful in measuring length and representing that length as fractions, consider using paper rulers to…
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Counting to 100

Counting to 100
According to the standard, MAFS.K.CC.1.1, students are required to, "Count to 100 by ones and by tens." During the school day, there are many opportunities for students to practice rote counting such as: Counting the number of chairs in the…
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