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Mathematics

Mathematics
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...
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...
Smiley Face Math Center Idea

This center works for number/number word recognition, 1:1 counting, greater than/less than, math facts...; almost any math concept. Fill in all of the answers...
Organizing Manipulatives in Your Classroom

Keeping manipulatives organized can be a challenge. One way to minimize your excuses for not doing concrete activities is to have a system for...
Integrate CCSS with Math by Playing "Poison"

Looking for ways to integrate the CCSS for the 8 Mathematical Practice Standards while making learning fun for your students? Try using this fan-favorite...
Build Muscle Memory for Model Drawing

When teaching model drawing, the steps for model drawing are essential. It's important to give students multiple opportunities to learn the steps and develop...

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Popular Articles

Transitioning to the Common Core: 5 Steps for Administrators

The Common Core State Standards are focused on one clear goal: Preparing our students for the 21st century. They call for a significant change...
Why Teens Don’t Read and What Teachers Can Do About It

More than 60% of teen students are reading below proficiency level. Te...
Games that Teach Ten-ness

Once children develop a basic number sense for numbers up to ten, they...