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• Ask teachers about problem-solving strategies, and you’re opening a can of worms! Opinions about the “best” way to teach problem-solving are all over the board.…
• One of the most critical relationships that young children can develop as they begin their mathematical journey is the idea that numbers can be composed…
• Fractions are a very abstract concept for students, and itâ€™s important that we provide many different models and representations to help students develop a deep…
• Quick pop quiz. How many problem structures are there for addition and subtraction problems? If you said somewhere around 15 structures, you’re in the right…
• In the early grades, students need to identify coins, know the values of the coins, and understand relationships between the coins (1 nickel has the…
• Measurement conversions. Answer honestly, do those words scare you just a little? I’ve got two tried and true approaches to teaching measurement conversions, and it…
• Ten holds special importance in our number system. It’s no wonder, then, that a critical Kindergarten skill is knowing all of the combinations for making…
• Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in many professional development sessions. One such session that stands out in my mind was renowned…
• Today I have a little twist on the Think-Pair-Share strategy. When using Think-Pair-Share, you pose a question to the class, give them a minute to…
• Here’s the scenario: You decided on your math workshop routines, you taught your procedures and expectations, and you feel like you’re in full swing. Now……
• 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…
• 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.…
• The shift from additive thinking to multiplicative thinking is a monumental leap in mathematical understanding. Itâ€™s no wonder, then, that both the CCSSM and Texas…
• 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…
• 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…
• In Kindergarten, our kiddos learn their “Friends of Ten“. In other words, they learn all the combinations that make ten (ex., 2 + 8, 3…

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