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## Demystifying the Distributive Property

Okay, raise your hand if you're an elementary teacher and just the mention of the distributive property makes you...

## Let it Snow: Shake and Spill with THREE Addends

'Tis the season for...a new, devious Shake and Spill game.  I've been on a Shake and Spill roll with one for Winter...

## More Christmas Number Trees

I always think it's cool when someone comes up with a variation of something I've done.  So tonight from the "viewer"...

## Gingerbread Shake and Spill

This week I'm opening the "viewer" mailbag and responding to some questions and requests I've received recently.  One...

## Deal Out 20

I feel a little like David Letterman this week, but I'm opening the 'viewer' mailbag and responding to some questions...

## The Meaning of the Equal Sign

Ask a kiddo who has just written 2 + 3 = 5 if it's okay to write it 5 = 2 + 3 and you're likely to get an emphatic...

## Sean’s Strategy for Counting Coins

I have a great story for you tonight! This morning a 2nd grade teacher burst into my room to tell me what one of her...

## Connecting Subtraction to Addition

Van de Walle says it best: Subtraction as “think-addition” is extremely significant for mastering subtraction facts. I...

## Fraction Games with Cards

Fractions are an incredibly abstract concept and are often a real stumbling block for students. We have to be super...