Distributive Property, Elementary Math, Guided Math, Math Instruction, Math Seminars, Multiplication, Uncategorized

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???

Elementary Math, Guided Math, Math Instruction, Math Seminars, Uncategorized

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…

Back to School Math Ideas, Elementary Math, Guided Math, Math Instruction, Rekenreks, Uncategorized

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???

Elementary Math, Guided Math, Math Instruction, Summer Conferences, Uncategorized

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

Guided Math, Uncategorized

Guided Math Part 3: Making Whole Group Instruction Work

I’m halfway through my series of posts about guided math.  Thank you to those of you who have reached out with your kind comments and questions.  I’m excited to have the chance to meet some of you in person in my upcoming seminar locations! This week I want to focus on one of the biggest… Continue reading Guided Math Part 3: Making Whole Group Instruction Work