# Blog

## FREE Multiplication Game: The Squares Facts

When I learned my basic multiplication facts, it was totally through rote memorization. I might have memorized 6 x 6, knowing immediately that the product is 36, yet when asked…

## Unit Fraction Game: Cover Up

Why do our students struggle to understand fractions? A big part of the problem is that fractions are incredibly abstract. If I were to ask you, Which is greater, 1/8…

## FREE Math Game for Subitizing

Are you looking for new ways to practice subitizing with your Kindergarten or First Grade students? This little math game for subitizing can be used as a whole class activity,…

## FREE Subtraction Choice Board

A while back, I wrote a post about incorporating mathematical reasoning into computation practice. In that post, I shared a free long-division choice board. Today, I am sharing a free…

## Teaching Math Without Worksheets

Worksheets have long been a staple in mathematics classrooms. But should they be? Read on to explore how teaching math without worksheets can lead to more engaging and meaningful lessons…

## Understanding the Equal Sign

Equality is a hugely important concept in math, and that begins with truly understanding the equal sign. Today I’m sharing with you a mini-lesson that can be used for whole-class…

## Dominoes Addition/Subtraction Number Bonds

Do you wonder where fact families are found in the current standards? The fact is, current standards don’t actually mention fact families at all anymore. Instead, they refer to “the…

## Flipping the I Do, We Do, You Do Script

Students taught through passive approaches follow and memorize methods instead of learning to inquire, ask questions, and solve problems. Jo Boaler, What’s Math Got to Do With It? This post…

## You Write the Story: Student-Generated Math Word Problems

If I asked you to name a math skill that students have trouble mastering, odds are that solving math word problems might enter the conversation. We often think that just…