## 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 …

## 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.

## Teach for Understanding

Check out this quick video on teaching concepts through concrete and pictorial models to increase understanding.

## Should I take the road less traveled?

We’ve all heard the saying, “The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.” Last week, as I was walking around a school, I thought to myself, is that …

## Where is the Math?

What math do you see in this picture? According to the Standards for Mathematical Practices, “Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations.” How might …

## Resetting expectations while reinforcing Math after Winter Break

Ahhh you had two weeks off for Winter Break and you are returning refreshed and ready to kick off the 2017 school year! Pretty soon 18 little minds will reenter …

## Still struggling with counting?

Are your students still struggling with One to one correspondence? Check out this quick Origo One video! https://youtu.be/dvyLUpE6o7A

## Lots and lots of lights!

As I was driving home the other night I noticed this beautiful display of lights and it got me thinking about…Math! Math is all around us….especially this time of year, …

## Making connections across domains

How can the concepts found in the Measurement and Data domain be used as an application of other domains? One of the critical areas in Kindergarten is representing and comparing …

## Dividing Using the Area Model in Context of Problem Solving

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? …

## Not Just Evens and Odds

If you add two odd numbers will your answer be an even or odd number? What about two even numbers? Will those results always be true? The idea of evens …

## 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 …

## 3rd Grade Math Homework 101

What are the benefits of homework? • Students – homework deepens their understanding and solidifies concepts learned in class. • Parents – homework communicates what students are learning. It’s also …

## Build math and science vocabulary and have fun!

Building vocabulary knowledge and usage in mathematics and science should not amount to copying definitions in notebooks. Decades of copying definitions has resulted in many students being able to repeat …

## Differentiating in Math

What is differentiation in math? Differentiation in math is responsive teaching that stems from teachers’ understanding of how teaching and learning occurs. Differentiation is responding to varied learners’ needs for …

## Math Journaling Top 10

Math journaling can be an essential strategy for students applying their understanding of concepts with written proof and informal assessment for teacher’s to guide the learning. Here are the Top …