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

# Category: Addition

## Fall Math Chats

Looking for quick and easy, but engaging and affordable math pd this fall? Check out our new Fall Math Chat line-up.

## Digital Number Sense SUMmit

Uncertain times call for different ways of thinking and stepping outside our comfort zones. The entire world has been asked to rethink almost everything they do and find new ways to carry out daily tasks. Every industry has been hit incredibly hard, and the education world has definitely felt the impact. Last month we shared… Continue reading Digital Number Sense SUMmit

## NEW Virtual Math Game Series

During this crazy and uncertain time, Emily and I have been trying to figure out how we can best support you and your students. We received many thank yous for the 3-week virtual math series, and that got us thinking...what else can we do virtually? Meanwhile, Emily's students were telling her how much they missed… Continue reading NEW Virtual Math Game Series

## Number Sense SUMmit 2020

It's here! Registration is OPEN for our first summer conference! We would LOVE to see so many of our friends and make a ton of new friends this summer. Please share this brochure with all you know who may be interested. Not only would we love to have admin, teachers, and support staff, but we… Continue reading Number Sense SUMmit 2020

## Workstations that Work

This is the time of year when many teachers begin to feel the pressure of “the test” sneaking up on them. We begin to wonder how we are we ever going to cover all the content we haven’t made it to yet, and at the same time, continuously review what has already been covered. I… Continue reading Workstations that Work

## BACON

Need a quick, low prep activity? Bacon, Bacon, Bacon!! Bacon goes with just about everything! Eggs, potatoes, sandwiches, salads, donuts, scallops… pretty much anything. Are you hungry now? This math game has nothing to do with food. This activity is a game to work on mental math... addition of numbers. Kristin has played this game… Continue reading BACON

## Puzzled with what to do? Puzzles may be the answer.

As a teacher, have you ever been bored with daily worksheets or wanted to make your students’ learning more engaging? Are you wondering what to put in your guided math stations? Or you don’t have money to purchase manipulatives for your classroom? A possible solution could be implementing puzzles! I’m not just talking about a… Continue reading Puzzled with what to do? Puzzles may be the answer.

## A Month Of Games: Target Addition

Hello, it’s Emily again!! Kristin said she was doing a month of games and I had to share this game after a group of kiddos LOVED it a few weeks ago!! I teach 4th graders, but help out in a 2nd grade classroom focusing on addition fluency. I introduced this game in a whole group… Continue reading A Month Of Games: Target Addition

## A Month of Games: The Dot Game

How many times have you gone out to dinner and you see the dreaded dot game on your child's menu? My daughter loves playing this game, I can't say I always had the same enthusiasm for it. A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to the idea of changing it up and… Continue reading A Month of Games: The Dot Game