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Fractions and Division—Keeping It Real

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Surely, in your teaching of fractions and division, you’ve had kids wonder (if not say out loud) –When in the world will we ever have to divide fractions?  Don’t feel bad if you were caught off guard and found yourself … Continue reading

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8 Mathematical Practices: Not a Mile Wide, But a Mile Deep

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We ran across a disturbing article. It described a study a few years ago that followed thousands of undergraduates for four years. It found that large numbers of these students did not know how to think critically or reason—two higher-order … Continue reading

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Mistakes in the Math Classroom: Bring ‘em On!

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Each time your students gather for math time, you probably have the same goals—to motivate them, teach them how to find the “right” answer, and (hopefully) prepare them to earn a good grade or test score. What you don’t plan … Continue reading

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Creating Math Centers? Make K.I.S.S. Your New Mantra

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We all had a good laugh over this one … A kindergarten teacher admitted she was pleasantly shocked when she heard one of her young math students exclaim “That center activity was so much fun!! Let’s do it again!” It … Continue reading

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Open Your Eyes and Experience the Power of Number Bonds

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The other day, we overhead a kindergarten math teacher say “Sometimes opening your eyes is the most painful thing you can do.” So true, isn’t it? Especially these days when it comes to teaching math facts to young learners. Not … Continue reading

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