This chapter turns the theoretical into practical, by providing concrete examples of making rich math tasks. Traditional math classroom teachers show the methods for solving math first and then the … [Read more...]

## Start the Math School Year with some Fun! (Chance to win a $10 TPT gift card)

Math needs to be fun! And it should be also be engaging and challenging and rewarding and inspiring and motivating and _______ . But unfortunately too many adults and students don't think so and … [Read more...]

## Mathematical Mindsets: A Collaborative Book Study 4

I'm fortunate enough to have attended a progressive school where playing and problem solving with math was more important than being fast and accurate. This philosophy helped me through all aspects of … [Read more...]

## Mathematical Mindsets: A Collaborative Book Study 3

I teach primarily math to 2-5th graders. A 2nd grade teacher visited my classroom while I was having a "pattern party." She said to me "We don't get to teach patterns anymore because of Common Core." … [Read more...]

## Mathematical Mindsets: A Collaborative Book Study 2

This second chapter is eye-opening, especially for our current culture of rewards and prizes for flawless though usually easy effort. Our culture believes that mistakes are bad and reflect the … [Read more...]

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