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Book Study: Teaching Math at a Distance

Book Study: Teaching Math at a Distance

Many of us spent the better part of 2020 scrambling for DIY professional development as we all had to quickly come up to speed with strategies and tools for distance learning. It has been said quite often that teachers in 2020 have been asked to fly the plane while...

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Fullscreen Edit Mode for Google Slides

Fullscreen Edit Mode for Google Slides

I will freely admit that I'm not the techiest of teachers! But like so many others, I'm finding my way around digital resources these days. And when I run across a cool tool or tip for working with digital resources, I feel compelled to share. Since mid-2020, I have...

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Conceptualizing Multiplication FREEBIE!

Conceptualizing Multiplication FREEBIE!

The shift from additive thinking to multiplicative thinking is a monumental leap in mathematical understanding. It’s no wonder, then, that both the CCSSM and Texas TEKS stress concrete and pictorial learning and multiple representations in both 2nd and 3rd grade....

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Shuffle those digital cards!

Shuffle those digital cards!

I love math games! Part of the advantage of games over worksheets is that they are repeatable. Whether using dice, cards, or a spinner, the problems are randomized, so each time the game is played it's a little different. While creating digital versions of many of my...

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Equivalent Fractions Freebie!

Equivalent Fractions Freebie!

The holiday season is approaching and I am again humbled and appreciative of the love and support of Math Coach's Corner followers! Your comments inspire and encourage me, lift my spirits on a down day, and totally validate my faith in the great teaching that is going...

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Make a Ten Strategy for Addition

Make a Ten Strategy for Addition

In Kindergarten, our kiddos learn their "Friends of Ten". In other words, they learn all the combinations that make ten (ex., 2 + 8, 3 + 7, etc.). In 1st grade, as students begin learning their basic addition facts, they apply that knowledge in a strategy known as...

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Flexibility with Place Value

Flexibility with Place Value

Just a quick post about place value and how important it is for students to be able to decompose numbers by place value in different ways. Here's what I mean. Typically, we think of 34 as 3 tens and 4 ones. That's certainly true, but it can also be decomposed as 2...

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Flexible Number Tasks

Flexible Number Tasks

A sweet friend recently reminded me of an activity I created and shared a number of years ago, and I decided to dust it off and extend it! I love activities that are flexible and repeatable, unlike worksheets that are pretty much one-and-done. These flexible number...

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Resources for Digital Learning

Resources for Digital Learning

Even as we left school in May, I think most of us assumed that the 2020/2021 school year would be unlike any other. Like many of you, I spent a good part of my summer learning more about digital learning. And while many of us connect digital learning exclusively with...

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