The math standards are carefully aligned to gradually develop concepts over a period of time. A great example is telling time. In First Grade, students are required to tell time to the hour and half hour. In Second Grade, the standards extend it to five-minute...

I understand the allure of worksheets. Really I do. Students need practice with new concepts, and worksheets provide an easy vehicle for that practice. Worksheets are low maintenance. You just run them off, organize them neatly for each day or class period, hand them...

If we want students to use precise mathematical language (and we do!), then we have to be sure we model what that sounds like. Let’s look at some shortcuts we often take in our own language and see how they undermine our goal of having students deeply understand...

Teachers are always asking how to generate more mathematical conversations in their classrooms. What do you notice is a great place to start! This post contains affiliate links, which simply means that when you use my link and purchase a product, I receive a small...