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...]

## Student Created Math Dictionaries

I like giving my students a chance to summarize our learning in a meaningful way. At the beginning of the year I give each student a spiral bound blank dictionary. As we finish up a math topic, we … [Read more...]

## Real Life Area Project – Ms. Terra Cotta Tile Company

I like to make math as real as possible. My 4-5th graders are studying geometry and most recently area and perimeter. Here is a fun and real activity that is a tradition in my class that my new … [Read more...]

## Whiteboard Discussion – Fractions

At the beginning of a new math topic, during the exploration, and again at the end I like to have class discussions to check in on our learning and progress. We just gather at the class whiteboard … [Read more...]

## Place Value – What Comes Next?

I spend a lot of time teaching Place Value. Typically we focus on ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands in 2-3rd grade. But I like to challenge them to go beyond. So they made a ten thousand bar (see my … [Read more...]