August 2021 - Math Coach's Corner

## Building a Wacky Hundreds Chart!

What could be better than getting kids up and moving during the school day? How about helping them develop number sense as they build a wacky hundred chart? This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you use my link and purchase a product, I...

## Personal 1,200 Charts

Hundred charts are very versatile tools in the elementary classroom. Working with the patterns on hundred charts helps students develop place value understanding. Hundred charts are also excellent tools for solving multi-digit addition and subtraction problems. There...

## Solving Complicated Math Word Problems

What makes math word problems so difficult for students to solve? Well, if you’ve ever watched students fly through a word problem at warp speed, it’s pretty clear that many of our students haven’t developed strong habits for reading, analyzing, and...

## Getting to the Heart of a Math Word Problem

Consider this math word problem: Mario and Terrence have both been saving their allowance. Mario has saved \$35 and Terrence has saved \$52. What math is the problem asking you to do?  If you said you don’t know, don’t feel bad! Without the question, there...

## Teaching Decimal Place Value So They Remember!

But you’ve learned this! You’ve said this, right? I know I have. We might be teaching, but are the students learning? It’s all about understanding and retention. Using models for decimal place value helps students develop a deeper understanding of...