### How Students Acquire Multiplication Facts

If you are unfamiliar with the CRA model for learning math, read on!  Today’s post is all about helping our

### Providing Computation Practice Without Sacrificing Rigor or Engagement

Developing a deep understanding of different math operations and estimation is essential…but we want students to be fluent with computation

### Teaching Multiplication and More: Using Multiplication Math Sorts

So…as you may know, using math concept sorts is one of my absolute favorite strategies to get students thinking and

### Teaching Multiplication With Arrays: The importance of concrete models

We are moving into our mini-unit on factors, multiples, prime numbers, and factoring–SO much vocabulary and such complicated ideas for

### Candy, Prime Numbers, and Conjectures!

One thing that is a HUGE part of our curriculum in fourth grade involves multiplication concepts–facts, large number multiplication, measurement

### Math Concept Sorts: Multiplication Concepts

Helping my students organize their thinking and learning in different ways is very important to me.  As I started our

### Professional Learning Overload Day 1

So as some of you know, I am spending the first four days of this week at level 2 training

### Introducing Factors, Arrays, and More!

As I started to think about our next unit in math–factors and prime and composite numbers–I knew I wanted to