 ## Balancing the Equation Collaborative Book Study: The Equilibrium Position and Effective Mathematics Instruction

Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents, Matthew R. Larson & Timothy D. Kanold Chapter 4: The Equilibrium Position and Effective Mathematics Instruction “Let us teach our children mathematics the honest way by teaching... ## Multiplying Decimals

In Texas, multiplying decimals with products to the hundredths was added to the 5th grade curriculum last year, and today I tackled it with some of our 5th graders. Shifting from multiplying whole numbers to multiplying decimals is a huge shift, so that means that the... ## Alternate Strategies for Multi-Digit Multiplication

CCSSM 4.NBT.5 reads: Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations   Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations,... ## Using Area Models for Multiplication, Perimeter, and Area

Yesterday, I blogged about the Number of the Day posters that one of the presenters at CAMT displayed.  The main topic of the presentation was using area models for multiplication, area, perimeter, and prime and composite numbers.  The presenter, Jana Davison from...