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Mathematics

Mathematics
Math Journals: Shifting the Focus from Answers to Understanding

Traditional math instruction has long emphasized the "right answer" rather than the thinking that led to the answer. With the increasing demands of the...
Games that Teach Ten-ness

Once children develop a basic number sense for numbers up to ten, they need to develop a strong sense of ten-ness. A sense of...
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...
Why the U.S. Lags in Math—and What We Can Do About It

There is no arguing with the facts—U.S. students lag behind several countries in student math achievement. For a nation that has been at the...
Teaching a Deep Understanding of Fractions: 3 Keys to Getting It Right

Fractions are an important part of the elementary curriculum. Students need a strong conceptual understanding of fractions to successfully move through the grade levels....
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...
Number Bonds: Do They Really Bring About Better Understanding?

A great deal of emphasis is being placed on number bonds in the early grades so children can build up their number sense before...
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...
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...

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Games that Teach Ten-ness

Once children develop a basic number sense for numbers up to ten, they need to develop a strong sense of ten-ness. A sense of...
Improving Comprehension with QAR

Questioning is a key ingredient in the teaching and learning process. ...
Differentiating Instruction: Why Readiness Matters

Students are individuals. They arrive in the classroom at the start of...