Making Groups Part 1 So to review, yesterday I dumped a bunch of rice all over the carpet in my classroom. It was an engaging way to elicit discussion of place value, as they developed strategies … [Read more...]

## Math Log – Place Value Day 1

I am often asked, "What does math look like in your classroom?" So I am going to record here what I do every day, from the start of a topic to the end. Today we kicked off a new math topic, Place … [Read more...]

## Math is everywhere!

What if I could harness all the power of those numbers and have my students see them to and then do mental math every time? For example, if they are on the elevator and see a number, they could … [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...]

## Rounding and Number Lines

Teaching rounding can be intimidating. But I have found that if I teach rounding in conjunction with number lines and if I precede it with place value, my learners understand the concept and rounding … [Read more...]