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Take-Away Tips

Take-Away Tips

Here are some guidelines and conversation starters you can use in the classroom. Point to data that shows effort. “Ten minutes ago you were on...
Introduce Physical Readiness Activities into Transitions

The research is clear… learning is not solely dependent upon brain function. A powerful correlation exists between physical development (readiness) and cognitive development (readiness)....
Using Singapore Math to Decompose CCSS

When decomposing the Common Core State Standards, consider making a trifold piece of paper that includes the standard at the top of the paper...
Using a Deck of Cards for Number Fluency

If I asked you to draw the configuration for the 9 of diamonds, could you do it? Probably not! We tend to look at...
Use Conversation as an Alternative to Phyiscal Writing

Conversations that include recounting a story, giving opinions, and relaying information can and should take the place of physical writing at times. It will...
Twisting Tweeting for the Classroom

Are your students more interested in Twitter than just about anything you're trying to teach them? Today's digital natives experience the world in bite-sized...
Throw Out Your Red Pen and Correct in Yellow

Throw out your red pen and correct in yellow. Correct only the ones that are right. Those that are left unmarked indicate a need...
Talk About Math

Create opportunities to talk about math throughout the day and children will begin to see math all around them. When we only engage in...
Take Advantage of Teachable Moments

Ever get tired of passing things out while your students are at circle time or morning meeting? Ever lose that teachable moment because your...
Supporting a Struggling Math Learner

When a student struggles in math, some people, including parents, give excuses about the child not having a "math brain" or the content being...

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Mathematics expert Anni Stipek describes how Singapore Math can allow teachers to teach more effectively to build mathematical foundations.
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Popular Articles

Singapore Math Strategies and Success for Every Teacher

Singapore Math strategies can do wonders for building math skills, improving student achievement, and increasing children’s math confidence. But only if teachers use the...
Reinforcing Concepts and Skills in the Early Grades with Math Talk

Solving math word problems requires a complex set of skills. Students ...
What American Teachers Can Learn from Singapore

One of the most difficult things a teacher has to do is understand a n...