Fraction Unit Update

It’s getting to be “fraction season” for many of us, and having quality fraction lessons and activities is SO important

Using Math Sorts to Encourage Productive Struggle

Ah, the things teachers say when deep in the moment of teaching angles. These words came out of my mouth

Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others…A Math Sorts Lesson

The Standards for Mathematical Practice should form the foundation of every math “content” lesson, but so often textbooks don’t do

A Balanced Approach to Fractions: Wholes, Sets, and Measurement

Welcome back!  If you have been following this series of blog posts all about fractions and improving our fraction instruction

In my earlier post, I talked about the many factors that make fractions challenging for students.  If you missed it,

What makes teaching fractions so challenging?

If you have followed me or seen any of my webinars, you know that I wholeheartedly believe that all students

Fraction Concepts Day 2! Conceptions, Misconceptions, and Mathematical Language

Well, things got even more interesting as my work with fractions unfolded on day 2!  For those of you who

Fraction Folding–discovery learning

Today we kicked off our fraction unit, and I think I am going to really try to do a lot

More Fraction Number Lines: More Critiquing Reasoning!

If you missed my post the other day about using number lines to improve fractional reasoning, you might want to

Fraction Number Lines, Number Sense, and Math Discourse Part 1

It seems like I have picked a few topics lately that just don’t fit into one blog post!  I wanted