During the first week we looked at shapes. Now I'm going to really focus on patterns. This is how I introduced patterns. As students came into class and gathered onto the rug in a circle, I asked … [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...]

## Arrays are everywhere!

Hey teacher buddies, I'm sure you can relate to this - You have a lesson plan that you are not sure will go well, you are trying something new, and introducing a new concept. You hope for the best! … [Read more...]

## Harness Halloween’s Energy with some Fun Math Activities

The next two weeks can be rough even for the best teacher. Halloween is coming up and nothing like the idea of running around gathering free candy in a costume to get students buzzed! Well, if you … [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...]