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Math Activities for At-Home Learning

Math Activities for At-Home Learning

As many of us find ourselves in the position to provide distance math learning opportunities for our students, online resources can be a tremendous help. Unfortunately, a large number of our students do not have access to technology at home and, even for those who do,...

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Do This, Not That: Aligning to Standards

Do This, Not That: Aligning to Standards

As students spend increasingly more time engaged in independent math workshop tasks, it's essential that we align those tasks to our content standards and math process standards. This post is the second in a series of three. Check out the first post here, and there is...

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Do This, Not That: Structuring Math Workshop

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...

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Strategy Math Games with a Blank Hundred Chart

Strategy Math Games with a Blank Hundred Chart

Fact: Kids love playing strategy math games, and when you introduce a twist of strategy, you add a problem-solving element to the activity.  As kids play a game multiple times, their strategy will evolve. A great way to add accountability to a game that's being played...

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Rethinking the Hundred Chart

Rethinking the Hundred Chart

If you are reading this post, you have probably used a hundred chart or a 120 chart in your classroom. The patterns within the chart help students develop important place value relationships and promote early understandings of multi-digit addition and subtraction....

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Would You Rather…

Would You Rather…

Last week I wrote about making math accessible to teachers, and I featured a routine called Would You Rather Math. The website was developed by John Stevens, an instructional coach from California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom...

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Making Math Accessible…for Teachers

Making Math Accessible…for Teachers

I am just back from the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition in sunny San Diego, and what a phenomenal experience it was! There was a lot of buzz around equity and making math accessible to all students. I would like to suggest that in order to make that happen, we have...

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