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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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Plickers Made Easy with Task Cards


Have you tapped into the power of Plickers yet? Plickers is a free, interactive tech tool that uses printable “paper clickers” instead  

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Active Engagement Strategies

Keeping students actively engaged throughout the day is critical for academic success. However, active engagement involves more than “hands on” instruction. Students need opportunities to work collaboratively with a partner or team in order  

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5 Engaging Ways to Introduce New Content

Guest Blog Post by Rachael Parlett

Imagine that you are sitting in the movie theater waiting for the latest popular movie to begin. With the popcorn bucket on your lap and drink in hand, you are ready.

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Teaching Fire Safety: Free Resources to Spark Learning

This post is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org.

October is National Fire Prevention Month, and Fire Prevention Week starts on October 9th which is right around the corner. What lessons and activities do  

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Secrets of Launching a Stellar School Year

What if you could walk into the class of your dreams this year? Of course you’d jump at the chance! But what does that mean? What would your “dream class” be like? Would the  

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Investigating How to Make Icy Roads Safer

Hands-on Investigation and Research Ideas

If you’ve ever driven on icy roads, you’ll know just how treacherous they can be. How do road crews make the roads safer for travel? You may have seen them  

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Quiet Signals and Timers

One of the keys to good cooperative learning is good classroom management. If you feel this is a weak area for you, don’t worry. As a part of your cooperative learning explorations, you  

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Managing Whole Group Instruction


Classroom Management Strategies That Work!

Before you can involve your students in cooperative learning activities or other active engagement lessons, you’ll need to establish clear procedures  

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Learning Center Resources

Learning Centers are a great way to keep kids motivated throughout the year. They also ensure that all students are actively engaged while you work with a small group of students. This page  

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Task Card Talk: 6 Strategies to Boost Learning

Power Up Learning with Task Cards Webinar

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Math is More Than a Numbers Game

Free Math Vocabulary Building Webinar!
Next Live Presentation on January 28th
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Have you ever considered the importance of vocabulary instruction in math? If  

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