Missing Coin Puzzles

Missing Coin Puzzles

How do we elevate skills practice into something more meaningful and engaging? One way is to turn it into a puzzle! Think about traditional coin-counting practice. Students are shown a collection of coins and they count the coins to find the total. They know all the...
Coin-Counting Routine

Coin-Counting Routine

I always love it when I can help kids see mathematical connections between seemingly unrelated skills or concepts. For example, think about the skills required for both telling time and counting money. When you do either, you skip count by one number and then switch...
Counting Coins on a 100 Chart

Counting Coins on a 100 Chart

I’ve been reading a phenomenal book about teaching math using a strengths-based approach. We often look at only what students can’t do, ignoring the strengths that they have. It reminded me of a great story about counting coins! This post contains...

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