## Making Sense of Rounding

Have you ever thought that maybe people who think they are not good at math really have just never been taught math in a way that makes sense to them?…

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## Making Sense of Rounding

## Drawing Number Lines to Visualize Equivalent Fractions

## Fractions on a Number Line with Cuisenaire Rods

## Ordering Numbers on a Number Line

## Alligators Are for Swamps, Not Comparing Numbers

## Recording Addition on a Hundred Chart

## More Mental Math Strategies

## Exploring Addition Strategies

## FREE Number Sense Technology Tools

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Have you ever thought that maybe people who think they are not good at math really have just never been taught math in a way that makes sense to them?…

The idea of fractions being equivalent is such a key understanding for helping students develop “fraction sense” that it absolutely must be done right. Students need to see a variety…

A couple of days ago, I blogged about equivalent fractions, and I promised a follow-up post about fractions on the number line. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means…

Workstation activities don’t need to be complicated. They just need to allow students to practice their standards! Take for example this little workstation activity for ordering numbers on a number…

There, I said it. And while I’m at it, PacMan is soooooooo 70s! It’s time to move past using alligators for comparing numbers. There are really two steps involved in…

I love having a theme and focus! Recently I’ve written several posts about number talks and mental strategies for computation. Check out Adding on a 120 Chart, Exploring Addition Strategies,…

After a recent post on addition strategies, I had a reader email me and ask about subtraction strategies. She was working with her daughter on homework, and while she understood…

Yesterday, I blogged about using a 120 chart for adding 2-digit numbers. Today, I’m going to put some names to those mental strategies and show how to record the strategies…

I love combining great math with technology. If that sounds good to you, too, you’ll want to check out these free number sense technology tools from DreamBox. You’ll find this…