Teaching time along with measurement in 2nd and 3rd grades can be difficult. The main reason is that measuring (up until this point) can be pretty concrete. Your students can see how tall someone is, … [Read more...]

## Rounding and Number Lines

Teaching rounding can be intimidating. But I have found that if I teach rounding in conjunction with number lines and if I precede it with place value, my learners understand the concept and rounding … [Read more...]

## What is an array?

Arrays are a big theme in the new Common Core standards, starting in 2nd grade (2.OA.4 - Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 … [Read more...]

## Place Value Assessment for Primary Learners

I am joining a group of excellent math teachers for a blog hop series called "Fly on the math teacher's wall." The purpose is for each of use to spend time talking about misconceptions, issues, and … [Read more...]

## Look Mom I can divide!

I love using all kinds of manipulatives (beans, counters, fake money, base ten blocks) to help my learners visualize math procedures and concepts. I have a student who loved to use base ten blocks … [Read more...]

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