### Mathematical Problem Solving: Mindsets Matter

Do you love math? Or are you convinced that the math train left the station without you long ago? No matter how

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### How to Turn a Word Problem into a Rich Math Task (Part Two)

### Part Two: Crafting the Process

When students struggle in math, it’s often due to their beliefs about what it takes to be successful

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### How to Turn a Word Problem into a Rich Math Task (Part One)

### Part One – Crafting the Problem

Growth mindset is much more than a buzzword, and nowhere is this more apparent than in mathematics.

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### Teaching Tricky Trapezoids: Inclusive vs. Exclusive

Do you teach quadrilateral classification? If so, did you know there are **THREE ways to define a trapezoid**? Americans use either the

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### How to Teach Addition of Fractions Using LEGO Bricks

We know that current math standards require students to learn through modeling using manipulatives. I have been using LEGO bricks for many

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### Motivating Math Games

Motivating kids before a holiday break can be a challenge, especially if you’re still expected to teach skills and review academic content.

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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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### Arr, Me Hearties! Island Conquer Gets a Pirate Makeover!

Kids often get confused between area and perimeter, so they need lots of practice with these skills. A few years ago when

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### Math Mindsets Matter: How Can Teachers Foster a Growth Mindset in Math?

Oh no! I’ve tumbled down into the rabbit hole of growth mindset research, never to be seen again! All kidding aside, the more I learn about growth mindset, the more fascinated I am with

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### Making Connections with Pumpkin Seed Multiplication

When kids first learn about multiplication, it’s an alien concept. The best way to help them understand what multiplication means is to

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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

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### Math Problem Solving: Knowing Where to Begin

Teaching kids to how to solve math problems is a huge challenge, but often the biggest challenge is knowing where to begin

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