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

One thing I know to be true about fourth graders and intermediate students is that there is no ONE thing

Why Mentor Texts?

There are a billion resources out there that are stressing the importance of using “mentor texts” to help students develop

Back into the division trenches today with one of my favorite “kick off” activities!  I love it when a piece

Problem Solving Rubric–Try out this math freebie!

I spent the day at a regional music competition watching my son and countless other students show off their hard

Fractions Day 16: Word Problems and Critical Thinking

Well . . . I promised a little update on the problem solving from the other day, so here goes!

Fractions Day 15: Student Self Assessment and Reflection

I know I gave you all a fraction word problem teaser yesterday, but I’m going to hold off and include

Fractions Day 14: Composing and Decomposing

Today was a math rotations day in grade 4 . . . I started the day with a minilesson and

Fractions Day 13: Benchmark Fractions

It is getting close to the end of our fractions unit . . . and I am trying to reflect