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...]

## Wrapping Up the End of our Math Year!

Because we are in the final weeks of school, I have woefully neglected this blog. I do have more Logs for Fractions that I am committed to finish, but as you know, the last month of school is so busy … [Read more...]

## Arrays are everywhere!

Hey teacher buddies, I'm sure you can relate to this - You have a lesson plan that you are not sure will go well, you are trying something new, and introducing a new concept. You hope for the best! … [Read more...]

## Why Teaching Time is So Difficult

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...]