Bring SDE experts to your school or district. Contact us for more information or call 1-800-388-2054.

Mathematics

Mathematics
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...
Reinforcing Concepts and Skills in the Early Grades with Math Talk

Solving math word problems requires a complex set of skills. Students must be able to read, understand, strategize, compute, and analyze. It’s no surprise...

Popular Videos

video

Differentiated Instruction expert LeAnn Nickelsen explains her strategy for making DI doable for the teachers... including using her "Cha Ca Cha's" process to understand formative assessment...
video

Math expert Eliza Sorte-Thomas shares her thoughts on how Common Cor...
video

Watch as Mathematics Expert Char Forsten provides an introduction to t...

Popular Articles

Can Existing Lessons Fit the Common Core?

Rigor is being discussed in schools and districts across the country more than ever now, with the emphasis it is given by the Common...
The 8 Mathematical Practices: New Roles for Teachers and Students

Given the importance of the 8 Mathematical Practices in understanding ...
Writing: Has It Become the Forgotten Skill in Today’s Classrooms?

Experts agree that writing is a necessary skill, whether a child needs...