Before I get into the nitty-gritty of designing a new math curriculum, I need to discover the big picture. I'm a visual learner and I like to see an overview map. I have created maps for my older … [Read more...]

## My Summer Break Goals

I won't explain why it's important for teachers to have a summer break - you all know why. But for me it gives me a chance to recalibrate. Next fall, I am taking on two new grade levels: Kindergarten … [Read more...]

## Eight Ways to Incorporate Pokémon Go into your Math Class

Pokémon Go is all the rage for my upper elementary students. I am thinking I should definitely harness their energy and use it for teaching some fun math skills. Here are some ideas I'm thinking … [Read more...]

## Math Discussions for after the Super Bowl

As I watch the Super Bowl (along with millions of other Americans), I'm thinking of all the math questions I could pose to my elementary math students tomorrow. Have some fun with these and take … [Read more...]

## Number Talks – Right from the source!

I was fortunate to attend a workshop with Ruth Parker of Number Talks. If you need an overview of this engaging and important math routine, here is blog post to help. This is the original PDF file … [Read more...]

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