## Archives

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…
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.…
It is the end of the school year. You've spent time and energy teaching various math concepts so that your students have a conceptual understanding of content. Students in your class have explored foundations of operations using concrete models and…
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 drawing pictures of equal groups with tally marks, they may…
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…
While the 3rd grade standard MAFS.3.OA.3.7 states, "By the end of grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.", this is, unfortunately, not always the case. There are often 4th grade students who are attempting to build…
143 students will be attending the school music concert. Each row will seat 13 students. How many rows will be needed for all of the students to have a seat? Long division. Ugh. When was the last time you used…
What is fact fluency? An important goal for third graders is to develop fluency with multiplication and division by the end of the school year. Fact fluency is the ability to think of numbers flexibly and respond accurately in about…
Once upon a time long long ago… Just Kidding. A long time ago (like yesterday or the day before) a post came out about base ten and place value. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out just…
Top 5 Things to know about using arrays to model multiplication & division: 1. An array is an arrangement of things organized into equal rows and equal columns, which creates a rectangular shape. The rows represent the number of groups…