Are you looking for a way to provide your students with engaging computation practice? Today I have a super fun, brain-boosting, elementary math equations game! Brain-Boosting Equations is an activity for 1 to 4 students. It can be played as a competitive game or a...

Marketers know that a product’s brand is everything. If a product is not selling to its potential, one solution is often to tweak the brand, or “rebrand” the product. Kentucky Fried Chicken changed their branding to KFC to de-emphasize ‘fried...

As we begin to introduce multi-digit multiplication, the tendency is to dive right into the standard algorithm. While the standard algorithm is an efficient strategy, it is very procedural and many kiddos mimic the steps without understanding the process. A great...

There’s a lot to be learned from the data that comes from state testing if we use it correctly. Oftentimes, we’ll take a problem that students, as a whole, perform poorly on and we create a bunch of problems just like that one and “teach” them...

I remember being in a teacher’s classroom and the students were making equations to equal the number of the day, which was 44. I noticed that all the students were using just two numbers in their equations (40 + 4, 50 – 6, etc.). I wanted to try to push...