I love being part of this amazing and supportive group of math bloggers, such a smart and creative group. Here is my brief insight into fractions: I used to use catchy phrases to help my students … [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...]

## TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale – May 6-7th! – What’s in my cart!

It's that special time of year when teachers are appreciated for a week, which reminds me of when my daughter would say "Hey, when is it ever going to be Kid's Day?" And I would promptly say "Every … [Read more...]

## Using Multiplication Beads for Improper Fractions

My 2-3rd graders really love fractions. We make fraction kits, play fraction games, and do a lot of hands-on activities. I really like to challenge them and they seem to rise to the occasion. I gave … [Read more...]

## Exploring math through Tour Books

I am always looking for a math curriculum that I can use successfully in my multigrade classrooms. I check for four basic criteria: deep-thinking, real-life applications, hands-on, and … [Read more...]