Just a quick post today to teach you a game that REALLY helped my students review the concept of "factors" and build their understanding of remainders. This is SUPER easy to play, can be differentiated easily, and can be set up in a matter of minutes! Because we have been going with a bit of a cookie theme, I refer to the counters as "cookies". If I were a more adorable and cute and ... Read the Post
Division Day 2: Cookie Time!
Back into the division trenches today with one of my favorite "kick off" activities! I love it when a piece of literature can spark a lesson, and this is no exception. Marilyn Burns turned me on to this idea a few years back, and I have taken the ideas in her lesson and expanded it to really challenge my students. The lesson unfolds over a few days--I am going to try to paint the ... Read the Post
Constructing MORE Meaning! Division Day 1!
Hello and Happy Sunday! Thanks to ALL of you so much for your support of my fraction unit! I was so happy to see so many of you were able to get it yesterday. . . and the kind comments you left just made my day. Thanks so much . . . hopefully lots of students will be having fun learning fractions in a really meaningful way! I didn't really blog much about my little mini unit on ... Read the Post