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Can Talking About Math Really Help Students “Do” Math?

The role of teacher in our children’s early math education is shifting. No longer does classroom instruction consist primarily of lecturing to students who...
Webinar: Bringing Math to Life through Literature (Gr. K-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch Join SDE math expert Ricky Mikelman to see how to use picture books to weave in content literacy standards during...
Webinar: Foundations of Number Sense (Gr. K-1)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch Strong number sense is the foundation of the Singapore Math approach—and essential to success in higher level mathematics. In...
Building Math Fluency with Number Talks (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch Build your students' number sense and computational literacy with number talks! In this complimentary SDE WebBrief, math expert Ricky Mikelman...
Webinar: Making Math Meaningful: Rich Math Tasks (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch When you shift math time away from memorization, you’ll encourage critical thinking. In this complimentary SDE WebBrief, Ricky will...
SDE Webinar: Making Math Meaningful: Rich Math Tasks (Gr. 3-5)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch When you shift math time away from memorization, you’ll encourage critical thinking. In this complimentary presentation, Ricky will explain...
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SDE presenter and Math expert Ricky Mikelman shares an introduction to what the fundamentals of number sense looks like.
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SDE presenter and Math expert Ricky Mikelman shares an introduction to creating visual models for problem solving.
SDE Model Drawing: Could It Be the Missing Link in Your Math Instruction

In the United States, students are typically taught a variety of ways to solve word problems. These strategies often include drawing a picture of...
SDE Math Anchor Tasks

An important step in good math lesson planning is choosing an anchor task—a question or problem posed to a group of students to help...
Webinar: Model Drawing: Next Steps

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch Ricky Mikelman brings us another look into successful Singapore Math strategies: Model Drawing. Take a look at how incorporating...
Webinar: Formative Assessments in Elementary Math

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch In this companion to her earlier K-1 webinar, SDE Educational Consultant Ricky Mikelman will discuss how you assess your...
Webinar: Formative Assessments in Early Elementary Math

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch How will you assess your students’ learning in mathematics and use those assessments to guide your instructional decisions? SDE...
Webinar: Anchor Tasks and Questioning

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch Heard about anchor tasks? Learn what anchor tasks are and how to incorporate them into your classroom to integrate...
Webinar: Building Number Sense (Gr. K-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch Join Ricky Mikelman as she reveals how you can inject new life into your current math curriculum with meaningful...
Webinar: Anchor, Guide, and Practice

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Watch How do we build a math lesson or develop a unit that builds on student's prior knowledge, allows them...
webinar: Questioning and the Mathematical Practice Standards (Gr. 3-5)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Ricky Mikelman Register In this complimentary webinar, Ricky will explain why we need to move beyond asking students, "How do you know?"...
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Developing a strong number sense in young students is one of the most important jobs of a math educator. Number sense is a powerful...

Download the PDF eBook: SDE eBook: Ideas for Utilizing Your Rakenrek (For teaching grades K-2) Considering using a Rekenrek in your classroom teaching? This eBook provides 18 activities to get you...
SDE eBook: Activities with Place Value Strips

Download the PDF eBook: SDE eBook: Activities with Place Value Strips (For teaching grades 2-5) Children’s understanding of place value is critically important to a grasp of...
SDE tip: folded patty paper for teaching fractions

You’ve taught fractions using paper strips, fraction circles and fraction bars. Yet, your students are still struggling. Patty paper is another fun way to...
SDE tip: Adding arts to your Common Core lessons

As your students tackle math, here are a few sure-fire ways to help them learn... and to make the teaching of math more enjoyable...

Books and Resources

Number-Bonds-CD-Addition-Subtraction

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. (K-2 Skills)      Available on CD (containing both MAC and PC editions), as an Electronic Download for Single Use...
The Math Practices Coaching Tool

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. (K-5) Looking for a quick reference tool to jumpstart the mathematical conversations and thinking in your classroom? Weve got one! The...
Number Bonds: Multiplication & Division to 99

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. Becoming an Accomplished Middle-Level Teacher (3-4 Skills) Available on CD (containing both MAC and PC editions), as an Electronic Download for...