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
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
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.
10 ways to power up any lesson & maximize learning
Imagine that someone asked you to describe the best lesson you ever taught. Which lesson would you choose? I used to think
Teaching Tricky Trapezoids: Inclusive vs. Exclusive Definitions
Do you teach quadrilateral classification? If so, did you know there are THREE ways to define a trapezoid? Americans use either the
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
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
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
Arr, Me Hearties! Island Conquer Gets a Pirate Makeover!
Do you recognize the Island Conquer math game freebie above? If you’ve been following my blog, you might be thinking that the
Math Mindsets Matter: How Can Teachers Foster a Growth Mindset in Math?
Next Live Math Mindsets Webinar Friday, March 3rd at 8 pm EST
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 use manipulatives, and to introduce
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