## How Your Teaching Philosophy Drives Your Math Instruction

I have a confession to make. I have never been good at writing a philosophy or mission statement. Any time I have been asked to help write a team mission…

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## How Your Teaching Philosophy Drives Your Math Instruction

## What Great Teachers Do Differently

## Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices

## Comparing Numbers with Counters

## Problem-Solving vs Word Problems

## Exploring Coin Relationships with Ten-Frames

## Resources for Digital Learning

## 1st Grade Essentials: Basic Fact Strategies

## Chapter 5, Exit Tasks

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I have a confession to make. I have never been good at writing a philosophy or mission statement. Any time I have been asked to help write a team mission…

I was first introduced to Todd Whitaker at CAMT back in 2012. I suspected I was in for a treat when the line to get in the auditorium was around…

The past two years have been unimaginably difficult for teachers. Teaching, already a high-demand and oftentimes stressful profession, has been upended by the COVID pandemic. First, it was learning to…

Early experiences with numbers in Kindergarten simply must include the use of manipulatives. Concrete learning helps students visualize the math concepts they are learning and lead to greater number sense….

I remember preparing for an interview for my first teaching position in the 90’s. I was told that I would likely be asked to explain my approach to teaching problem-solving….

In the early grades, students need to identify coins, know the values of the coins, and understand relationships between the coins (1 nickel has the same value as 5 pennies)….

When I left school in March 2020, I suspected that we were done for the year. Of course, I was right. Like many of you, I spent a good part…

With pages of math standards at each grade level, what is really considered essential learning? In this series of posts, I attempt to highlight the key skills at every grade…

“My tickets were trivial–just quick, mostly routine math computation. Now, my tasks focus on problemย solving and reasoning.”ย The Formative 5, page 108 This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that…