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...]

## 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...]

## 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...]

## Let’s have a Pattern Party!

Recognizing and understand patterns is an essential math skill. I love to start the school math year with a focus on patterns. One of my favorite activities is throwing a pattern party at the end of … [Read more...]