Introducing Fractions I love fractions, though they can be conceptually difficult for elementary kids to understand. They are often just starting to grasp whole numbers and place value and now we are … [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...]

## Math Log – Place Value Day 9

Place Value Patterns Okay I really think we might be getting close. We are two weeks into this and we are learning and exploring and taking the time to really understand the importance of Place … [Read more...]

## Math Log – Place Value Day 8

Beyond a Million I am getting close to wrapping up Place Value for my 2-3rd graders. Some kids were asking me what is beyond a million. So I displayed this chart through my doc camera. … [Read more...]

## Math Log – Place Value Day 7

Why learn about place value? I thought that starting today with the question "Why do we need to learn about Place Value?" would prompt a lively and intriguing discussion. Ahhh ..... nope. I bit … [Read more...]