In the math world, measurement skills are among the most universally applicable. From the length of a ribbon to the height of a growing sunflower, even the distance between two picture frames, measurement surrounds us in our daily ... Read More
“Elapsed time” isn’t a phrase you hear much outside of school, but it is a skill we use all. the. time. If I leave now and it takes me 37 minutes to get to work, will I be late? Or, gymnastics starts at five and we need to have dinner ... Read More
I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about multiplication and how to build students’ fluency with math facts (clearly!). By now, you know that I strongly believe that we need to build students’ conceptual understanding of ... Read More
FREE Number Talks
First grade teachers, access 20 FREE Number Talk Prompts to enhance your place value unit and get your students engaged in conversation.
Last week we tackled a highly debated topic in the elementary math world: to post or not to post a multiplication table. In third grade, students should develop a conceptual understanding of multiplication, and the use of a ... Read More
Knowing how important multiplication fact fluency is, I decided to share what might be a controversial take on the multiplication chart in third grade. Are you ready? I don’t recommend posting a multiplication chart or poster ... Read More
I am so excited to be back today to talk more about counting activities and discussions. In our previous post, we talked about Counting Objects, and how to use Counting Collections to create hands-on experiences. Today we will dive ... Read More