When you have students that struggle, they spend an awful lot of time feeling frustrated with the lessons and other activities we do. They often "check out"--and the cycle continues. What can we do to help with building math confidence?
One thing I have started to do about this time of year is to go back to some of the activities earlier in the year that I know some of my less able students ... Read *the* Post

## 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 read my first fraction post, I discussed how we used paper folding to get our fraction concepts unit "launched", and we ran out of time to finish the investigation before digging into some fraction misconceptions. I gave them another 25 minutes today to work on folding their different ... Read *the* Post

## Fraction Folding–discovery learning

Today we kicked off our fraction unit, and I think I am going to really try to do a lot of blogging about it over the next few weeks--because I will be immersed in it AND because it is such a critical component of the Common Core for intermediate grades. I think it is vital that we dialogue about ways to help students build their understanding of fractions, so I invite you to share along with me ... Read *the* Post

## How To Keep The Class Learning While You Pull Small Groups

This week we are starting our "big multiplying" unit. Not facts--but "big" multiplying. Our standards state that our students must be able to multiply up to 1 x 4 and 2 x 2 digit multiplication, and for some of my students--I know this is going to be a biggie.
Because of that, in my planning this week I am planning ahead to be ready to free myself up to pull small groups as much as ... Read *the* Post

## 5 Tips for Helping Students Make Sense of Word Problems

How many of you have ever given your students a challenging problem and within SECONDS heard something like...
"I don't get it."
or
"What are we supposed to do?
This is the point where every teacher sighs and wonders where they went wrong as teachers--or where the students have been during the last months of teaching! I think part of the problem comes from the fact that we too ... Read *the* Post

## The importance of concrete models: Multiplication Arrays

We are moving into our mini-unit on factors, multiples, prime numbers, and factoring--SO much vocabulary and such complicated ideas for students who may or may not be secure with their multiplication facts. To really try to help students "SEE" the concepts, I believe super strongly in using concrete models.
OK.
Chocolate models--let's be honest.
Seriously though...I really want my ... Read *the* Post

## Making Sense of Problems: Meaningful Math

Teaching math is a complicated venture--to say the least. Between figuring out how to meet the needs of all our students, balance a jam-packed curriculum, worry about interventions and enrichment--and then throw in fire drills, strep throat epidemics, students gone on vacations, meetings...it's a wonder we get anything done! Add in the fact that most math series are limited in the amount of--and ... Read *the* Post

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