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A Plethora of iPad Math Apps!
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A Plethora of iPad Math Apps!

Technology can make practicing math more engaging. Check out these free iPad math apps! Descriptions come for each app’s website. Prodigy: Kids Math Game With Prodigy Math Game, kids don’t have to choose between homework time and playtime! As they compete in battles against monsters or other players, they’ll answer skill-building math questions to succeed. Prodigy…

Using Manipulatives for Multi-Digit Multiplication
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Using Manipulatives for Multi-Digit Multiplication

Manipulatives, thought by some to be useful only for young children, are appropriate for students of all ages and should be used whenever new concepts are introduced. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you use my link and purchase a product, I receive a small commission. There is no additional cost…

Online Resources for Supporting Math Learning at Home
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Online Resources for Supporting Math Learning at Home

Well, we are all in a situation that none of us could have imagined even a month ago. My school is out for Spring Break next week and at least an extra week after that. It is the expectation that our teachers provide distance learning for our students beginning the Wednesday after Spring Break, so…

Do This, Not That: Structuring Math Workshop
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Do This, Not That: Structuring Math Workshop

Whether you are just getting started with a workshop approach to math or you have already implemented your own version, I have some tips for structuring math workshop to maximize the benefits. This post is the first in a series of three, so stay tuned for more! This post contains affiliate links, which simply means…

Chapter 2, Interviews
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Chapter 2, Interviews

“A brief one-on-one or small group interview has the potential to yield cues regarding particular mathematical challenges, misconceptions, shallow understanding, and cues for next steps instructionally.” The Formative 5, page 47 This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you use my link and purchase a product, I receive a small commission. There is…

Planning Math Workstations
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Planning Math Workstations

“…workstations are most successful when teachers give careful attention to the composition of their student groups, the mathematics content of the workstation tasks, and the types of math tasks students are expected to complete.” (Sammons/Boucher, p 59) So far in our book study of Guided Math Workshop, we’ve been planning the menu and setting the table. This…

Online Multiplication Fact Practice
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Online Multiplication Fact Practice

The debate rages over whether or not students should “memorize” their facts. We should really be discussing automaticity or fluency, not memorization. Our instructional practices should also stress understanding of the concepts behind math facts, rather than rote memorization. The fact is that students who are not fluent with the basic math facts are at a huge…

Modeling Addition and Subtraction Structures
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Modeling Addition and Subtraction Structures

I am finishing out the school year with my first and second graders by trying to give them a solid foundation with the different structures for addition and subtraction problems. I’ve been using a marvelous free resource called Thinking Blocks. They offer a variety of free iPad apps, but I’ve been using the web version on…