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Have you ever taught a math concept where you had to spend as much time undoing misconceptions as you do teaching new concepts? I think that we often inadvertently teach misconceptions when we offer our students tricks and shortcuts to... Read More »

Have you ever taught a math concept where you had to spend as much time undoing misconceptions as you do teaching new concepts? I think that we often inadvertently teach misconceptions when we offer our students tricks and shortcuts to.

Have some fun this week, teachers! This math game builds important foundational understanding of fraction concepts ... and it's fun for students!   Students fear fractions less when they participate in hands-on activities that build their concrete understanding of fractions.  http://www.elementarymathconsultant.com/teaching-fractions-introduce-fraction-concepts/

Teaching Fractions: How To Introduce Fraction Concepts

Have some fun this week, teachers! This math game builds important foundational understanding of fraction concepts . and it's fun for students! Students fear fractions less when they participate in hands-on activities that build their concrete underst

8 Critical Thinking Strategies for Math Word Problems! Do your students groan or get "that look" when it's time to do word problems? If so, get these 8 strategies to bring those word problems down to size! The post also includes links to math word problem games.

8 Critical Thinking Strategies for Math Word Problems!

Make thinking through math word problems easier with these easy-to-use steps, plus links to great math word problem sites!

There are 128 pages and 90 open-ended constructive writing prompts included in this 4th grade CCPS unit. Each of the prompts allows for organizing and understanding of ideas and concepts. With the common core standards in place, it is essential that students write with a depth of understanding. $

Math Journal Writing Prompts for the Year! - Common Core Aligned - 4th grade

I would like to thank Ashleigh of ashleigh's education journey who has graciously guided and worked with me on this unit.

11 Photos That Definitively Prove Math Is Really, Really Hard - Have students figure out why the claims are wrong and have them write a correct statement.

10 Photos That Definitively Prove Math Is Really, Really Hard

11 Photos That Definitively Prove Math Is Really, Really Hard - math mistakes in real life

Here are 8 strategies that helped my students feel more comfortable with problem solving. These techniques thawed their attitudes towards math and motivated them to actually enjoy problem solving!

8 Strategies to Motivate Kids to Love Problem Solving

I would use this to motivate kids to problem solve Here are 8 strategies that helped my students feel more comfortable with problem solving. These techniques thawed their attitudes towards math and motivated them to actually enjoy problem solving!

Fourth Grade Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Explicitly Taught Learning Behaviors

Explicitly Taught Learning Behaviors

Fourth Grade Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Explicitly Taught Learning Behaviors. I am a huge believer that students cannot and will not be able to achieve what we ask of them unl

Are you looking for school appropriate movies to show your middle school math students? Whether you want to give your kids a break from testing, supplement your instruction, or share some well-earned Friday fun time, showing a math-themed movie in class can be an educational and enjoyable e

10 Best Math Movies for Middle School Students

Are you looking for school appropriate movies to show your middle school math students? Whether you want to give your kids a break from testing, supplement your instruction, or share some well-earned Friday fun time, showing a math-themed movie in cla

Teaching students to justify their work in math doesn't have to be difficult. Read this post to learn how setting clear expectations and explicitly teaching students can make a huge difference.

Teaching Students How to Justify Answers in Math

Teach Your Child to Read - Teaching Students How to Justify Answers in Math - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

Are You Ready for 17 Awesome New Math Challenges? — Mashup Math

Are You Ready for 17 Awesome New Math Challenges?

Winter vacation is over and teachers are taking on the challenge of engaging students and getting them refocused and thinking mathematically again. Many teachers utilize engaging activities to kickstart the new year and get their kids excited about le

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