Kids learn best when they are engaged and challenged! Luckily, math games have the power to do both! Read on for FREE computation games for grades K-5. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you use my link and purchase a product, I receive a...

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 or 1/4? you would likely have an image in your head corresponding to those fractions. Unfortunately,...

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 instruction or at your small group table and incorporates productive struggle,...

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 relationship between operations.” An understanding of this...

One of the perks of being a math instructional coach is that you get to visit classrooms on a daily basis. On one of those visits, I observed this 1st-grade number of the day routine using ten frames. The daily routine begins by showing the number of the day (which is...