### Daily Math Warm-Ups: A Powerful Way to Start Math Class

Routines are an essential part of effective mathematics classrooms because they give structure to time and interactions.  Students crave structure,

### Building Math Confidence: Revisiting Familiar Tasks

When you have students that struggle, they spend an awful lot of time feeling frustrated with the lessons and other

### 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

### 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

### Teaching Tips for Math Concept Sorts

Have you used concept sorts in your classroom?  If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that

### Perseverance and “making sense” of problems

OK…today was a little fun in math.  A lot, maybe. I stumped my students.  Yep.  All of them. I have

### “Use Appropriate Tools Strategically” : A Standard for Mathematical Practice

I have had lots of requests for more math posts about every topic from organization to the Common Core to

### October’s LOVED that LESSON! Organizing our math work

It’s time for October’s “Loved That Lesson” linky and this month I am sharing a lesson we did last week

### Thursday Thoughts: Better Math Instruction and more!

Good morning!  Ready to talk about math? I just thought I’d do a quick post this morning to share out