5 awesome and FREE online websites for math manipulatives. Perfect for modeling thinking during math mini-lessons and number talks! Solves shortage of actual manipulatives.

Math Coachs Corner: Demystifying the Distributive Property. Okay, raise your hand if you're an elementary teacher and just the mention of the distributive property makes you break out in a cold sweat. Go ahead. As with any other math

Different levels of phonemic awareness related to different concepts and a range of ages. Link provides good explanation of differences between phonics, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness.