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…
If you are familiar with the Common Core Progressions documents, you may recognize the name Bill McCallum. He is a Common Core Standards author as well as an author of the Progressions. He frequently posts to the site Common Core…
"Number Shoppers"....we've all encountered them: students who just plow through a story problem, pulling numbers out as if they were just grabbing their favorite snacks off the shelf and tossing them into a shopping cart; no regard for the value…
Digging deeper into decimal fractions? ...there is a CAP for that! View the "Train the Trainer" video on "Relating Fractions to Decimals" below to ensure that your instruction has truly met the depth of the 4th grade MAFS standards. Yes,…
Do you ever find it difficult to to wrap your head around what each of the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice might look like in your specific grade level? Or do you struggle with how to incorporate the SMPs into…
Students struggling with using fraction models to explain WHY two fractions are equivalent? ...there is a CAP for that! View the "Train the Trainer" video on "Equivalent Fractions" below to ensure that your instruction has truly met the depth of…
Most of us have some "go-to" questions to initiate math conversations..."How did you get that?" "Did anyone solve it another way?" "Does anyone disagree and why?"... But what do we do when that conversation dies out before our students discuss…
Looking to build your content knowledge of 4th grade division strategies? YES...there is a CAP for that! View the "Train the Trainer" video on "Division Strategies" below to ensure that your instruction has truly met the depth of the 4th…
You most likely have heard the buzz about number talks, but the pressure of state testing may have had you feeling like you didn't have the time to implement them in your classroom...well no more excuses! The Mathematics Florida Standards,…
Have you checked out the CAP Parent Trainings on the Elementary Mathematics Icon? Don't worry....it's not too late! While it is true that these trainings were designed with parents in mind, each training also has an accompanying "Train the Trainer"…
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…
“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…
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…
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 student roster, assign specific standards-based practice to each student, and…
Checkout this quick and easy read "Tips to Keep Math Fun During Testing" from the tenmarks.com blog.
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 Ms. Cannella's classroom at Mitchell Elementary!