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

# Tag: Elementary Math

## Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About

If I’m being honest, when it comes to Math Talks, there’s no one right way to do it. I have been doing Math Talks with my classes for almost 10 years now. There’s always a direction I’m trying to go with the discussion, but many times the direction changes depending on what the students are… Continue reading Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About

## New Opportunities, New Partnerships

As many of you know, this year has brought about new opportunities for me, including the creation of Hilty Consulting! I have been pleasantly surprised with the amount of inquiry I have received about services I can provide to schools and districts. I am looking forward to meeting many new faces this summer and fall,… Continue reading New Opportunities, New Partnerships

## How “SMART” Are We???

Some of you know I am volunteering with two third-grade classrooms in the building where I used to teach. We have spent the first part of this year working on understanding the concepts of multiplication and division. We've built equal groups with counters, skip-counted on a number line, built area models and arrays, learned how… Continue reading How “SMART” Are We???

## It’s Seminar Season…

I am excited to have the opportunity to once again deliver my 2-day seminar across the country. For those of you who have attended in the past, thank you! Your positive comments and feedback have helped me continuously shape and evolve this seminar to meet teachers’ needs. For those of you who haven’t had the… Continue reading It’s Seminar Season…

## What the Heck is a Rekenrek???

Hi friends! This is Emily, and I am excited to join Kristin on this journey of helping to improve math instruction and share ideas with all of you. For my first post I wanted to share an idea with you that I started doing last year with my class during the first week of school.… Continue reading What the Heck is a Rekenrek???

## Welcome Back!

I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you this summer through conferences and in-school trainings! To my faithful followers from last year, welcome back! How did it get to be August already??? As I have shared with many of you in person, my personal goal for this year is to get better at… Continue reading Welcome Back!

## 17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reasons #8 & 9

Hopefully you will have joined us on Tuesday night poolside in Vegas. I've already heard from several presenters who read yesterday's post and they will be there with me! We meet so many of you in our sessions, but we don't get the chance to really get to know you. That's what the pool sessions… Continue reading 17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reasons #8 & 9

## 17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reason #7

53 days and counting...crazy to think that two months from today everyone will be home from the conference. Time is certainly flying by quickly! On to reason #7 to attend the Teaching Math Conference--Interactive Notebooks! At the end of day 1 I will spend 75 minutes discussing the nuts and bolts of interactive notebooks for… Continue reading 17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reason #7

## 17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reasons 5 & 6

54 days! Can you believe it is only 54 days until the National Conference?? Time is certainly flying by. I am sure many of you are in the midst of wrapping up your current school year. Which means, you are also looking ahead to the next school year. What better way to get prepared than… Continue reading 17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reasons 5 & 6