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Motivating Math Games

Motivating kids at the end of the year can be a challenge, especially if you’re still expected to teach skills and review  

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Teaching Order of Operations: No-fail Strategies that Work!

Order of operations can be frustrating to teach, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s no question that this is an extremely  

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Ask One: An Easy Strategy to Instantly Elevate Your Group Work

Guest post by Jen from Beyond Traditional Math

I spent a ton of time avoiding group work in my early years of teaching. There were many reasons, but the main one was that I felt that  

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Team Management Ideas

Team Tubs

Team Tubs are plastic containers (about the size of a shoebox) that I keep in the center of each team. Each team tub has 4 scissors, 1 bottle of glue, 4 calculators, 4 rulers, 1 box of crayons, 1 film canister  

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How to Form Cooperative Learning Teams

Forming effective teams is a important when implementing cooperative learning strategies, but it’s not always easy to figure out the best way to form teams of students who will work  

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What are Cooperative Learning Structures?

Structures are very specific strategies that can be used to organize interactions between students who are working in cooperative learning teams.

Most structures can be used with almost any academic content, but  

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Teaching Social Skills

Seating students together is not enough to ensure teamwork. Many kids have very little idea how to interact appropriately with their classmates. They simply lack the social skills needed to perform the most basic cooperative tasks. Lack of social skills is probably  

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Cooperative Learning Seating Options

If you’re new to using Cooperative Learning strategies, you might wonder how to seat your students so they are able to interact with each other without losing focus during  

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Math is More Than a Numbers Game

Free Math Vocabulary Building Webinar!

Have you ever considered the importance of vocabulary instruction in math? If you think about it, success in math often hinges more on the ability to read and understand the language  

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10 Ways to Power Up Any Lesson and Maximize Learning

Imagine someone asked you to describe the best lesson you ever taught. Which lesson would you choose? What do you think made  

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Getting Started with Classroom Book Clubs

Have you considered implementing Literature Circles in your classroom, but you didn’t because you weren’t sure how to get started? Or maybe  

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Classroom Goal Setting: The Key to Success

Study the lives of 100 highly successful people, and undoubtedly you’ll find that they  

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