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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

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...
Laying the Foundation for Math Success with Early Numeracy

What's the one thing teachers in the early grades must do to ensure th...
Student Mentor Texts

Ernest Hemingway once famously said, "There is nothing to writing. All...