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...]

## 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...]

## 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...]