I know what you are thinking, but don't panic. Recognizing, describing, and expanding patterns are crucial for developing math skills, so I always start the school with patterns (K-4). In the younger … [Read more...]

## Five Instant Valentine’s Day Math Centers

Valentine's Day week is great for including some fun math centers. Here are some of my favorites and they are all low-prep, except to buy some conversation heart boxes of bags. 1. Coordinate … [Read more...]

## Algebra for 2nd and 3rd graders

After we learned about money, it's easy and fun to extend that to algebra. My students know that dimes are worth $.10, nickels are worth $.05, and pennies $.01. (At least I hope so.) Anyway I put … [Read more...]