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• It’s the end of the year, and I’ve been out helping the grade levels with their math materials inventory. One thing I ran across in…
• If you’ve visited my blog recently, you know I’m reading Kathy Richardson’sÂ How Children Learn Number Concepts. Â Great book!! In reading Chapter 2 over the weekend,…
• Thanks for joining me for Book Study Mondays! Â We are doing a virtual book study of Kathy Richardson’s book, How Children Learn Number Concepts. Use…
• Everybody is posting end of the year stuff, so I’ll throw in my favorite math project.Â  A dodecahedron memory ornament.Â  A what?Â  Ha ha. A…
• Welcome to the first in a series of Book Study Mondays, a virtual book study of How Children Learn Number Concepts, by Kathy Richardson. Â I…
• My second-grade friends were playing Circles and Stars in math workshop this week, and it got my mind thinking about the different ways multiplication can…
• Out into classrooms again today! Â This time I landed in the 2nd grade classroom of Doug Bremmer. Â IncredibleÂ teacher! Â I really loved how he did Number…
• They call it problem solving for a reason. There is an amazing book called Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics.  It is not a…
• One of the big misconceptions when kiddos measure with a ruler is what is called tick counting. What that means is that instead of counting…
• This has been just a fabulous week for me! Â I’ve modeled lessons in both Kinder and 1st, and I visited the classrooms of two amazingly…
• I’ve been taking my traveling problem solving road show to Kinder and 1st grade classes this week and having a blast! Â I love seeing the…
• Let’s be clearâ€”students need to have automaticity with their basic facts. What’s changed is the way we teach facts, moving away from rote memorization toward…
• Are you ready to put some new math knowledge in your brain? Â I’m going to get a jump on my summer reading and, I invite…
• Mention common core, and you’ll get a wide range of comments–some supportive and some not so much. Â I recently read a comment that the common…
• This post could be titled Arithmetic Meets Mathematics. Â What’s the difference? Â Arithmetic is commonly thought of as the nuts and bolts of mathematics. Â It’s the…
• I watched a student struggle with a number line problem earlier this week. Â The question said something like What number is represented by the letter…

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