Many elementary teachers have reading groups already established in their classrooms, but the idea of math groups seems foreign to many. Reading groups is a teaching strategy that has been around for a long time. The idea behind reading groups is, as I understand it, is homogeneous groups that rotate between 4-5 stations. The idea… Continue reading Math Stations… Making Them Work for Your Classroom
Fact: Fractions is a topic that is controversial with people when it comes to math. Fiction: Fractions are scary! Fact: You CAN teach fractions with meaning. Fiction: If I have to draw a picture of the fraction, that means I'm not good at math. Fact: Making fractions conceptual, using manipulatives, and changing how we (the… Continue reading Fractions… Fact vs Fiction
If you're like me and like organization, this post is for you! It's no secret WE LOVE MATH GAMES!!! I use math games as a form of practice for students. I'm not 100% against worksheets. There's a time and place for them for sure, but if students aren't engaged in their learning, you (as the… Continue reading Math Game Binder
For me this is a simple question. For students, this is quite tricky. What is a mathematician? At the start of every school year, for the past 8 or so years, I have given this question to each of my classes within, the first few days of the school year. The assignment is two-fold. I… Continue reading What is a mathematician?
2 presenters 4 days 6 grade levels 25 sessions 40+ school districts 1860 minutes of PD And it isn't over yet... Did you want to attend the Digital Number Sense SUMmit but weren't able to give up the time over the summer? Did you not have funding available in the spring/summer? Did you find out… Continue reading The SUMmit is Over But the Learning Continues
2 presenters 4 days 6 grade levels 25 sessions 40+ school districts 1860 minutes of PD And it isn't over yet... Did you want to attend the Digital Number Sense SUMmit but weren't able to give up the time over the summer? Did you not have funding available in the spring/summer? Did you find out… Continue reading The SUMmit is Over but the Learning Continues
Friends, it’s the time of year where we are either just starting to think about our classrooms for the upcoming year or we are in the thick of it. If this were an Instagram post I’d put a poll here asking “Do you just LOVE to set up your classroom each year or would you… Continue reading Classroom Decor… or Lack Thereof
YES! We are back with our 2nd Annual Digital Number Sense SUMmit! Last year was such a success and we listened to feedback from those who attended and planned this year to be bigger and better. We brought back some favorite sessions and added in many new ones. We are even offering a bonus session… Continue reading Digital Number Sense SUMmit 2021
Looking for a great themed activity for this week before Thanksgiving Break? Whether you are in-person, online, or doing a hybrid this is the activity for you! I am here to share with you, The Candy Corn Contest. It's simple... a whole bunch of candy corn in a jar and the students guess how many… Continue reading The Candy Corn Contest
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