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## Building Understanding for the Math Operations

How did you learn arithmetic? By that I mean basic multi-digit computation, such as subtracting with regrouping, multi-digit multiplication, or “long” division. I learned totally by memorizing a series of steps for each operation. The teacher...

## Fly on the Math Teacher’s Wall: Back to School Math Game Hacks

Every couple of months, I get together with a group of amazing math bloggers for the Fly on the Math Teacher’s Wall blog hop. Usually, we are *squashing* math misconceptions, but this time around we’re passing along some *buzzworthy* ideas for back to...

## Making 100, A Fall Themed Freebie

Last year, I posted a little fall-themed freebie in my TpT store called Closest to 100.  The idea of the game is to find the difference between a number and 100.  For example, the difference between 53 and 100 is 47.  The player with the smaller difference wins the...

## Assessing Computational Fluency

I taught 5th grade for many years before stepping into the coaching role. Every year, I had kiddos come to me who could not subtract with regrouping, let alone multiply or divide! And I’m not talking 1 or 2 students, I’m talking many. So along with teaching my...

## Computational Fluency in Action–Mia’s Story

This year on our campus, we implemented Number Talks in every K-5 classroom to help develop our students’ computational fluency.  It was a huge undertaking, but both teachers and students embraced it with enthusiasm.  As the year comes to a close, we administer...

## Anchor Charts for Addition and Subtraction Strategies

Sssssssh!  Keisha doesn’t know that I sneaked into her room and took pictures of a bunch of her anchor charts while she was at lunch yesterday.  But she owed me, right? 🙂 Now, I just want to say that as pretty lovely stunning as Keisha’s anchor charts are,...