Teaching Order of Operations: No-fail Strategies that Work!
Order of operations can be frustrating to teach, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s no question that this is an extremely Read more
Island Conquer: Free Pirate-Themed Math Center Game!
Kids often get confused between area and perimeter, so they need lots of practice with these skills. When I noticed that my Read more
Math Mindsets Matter: How Can Teachers Foster a Growth Mindset in Math?
Oh no! I’ve tumbled down into the rabbit hole of growth mindset research, never to be seen again! All kidding aside, the more I learn about growth mindset, the more fascinated I am with
Ask One: An Easy Strategy to Instantly Elevate Your Group Work
Guest post by Jen from Beyond Traditional Math
I spent a ton of time avoiding group work in my early years of teaching. There were many reasons, but the main one was that I felt Read more
Math Problem Solving: Knowing Where to Begin
Teaching kids to how to solve math problems is a huge challenge, but often the biggest challenge is knowing where to begin Read more
Math is More Than a Numbers Game
Free Math Vocabulary Building Webinar!
Have you ever considered the importance of vocabulary instruction in math? If you think about it, success in math often hinges more on the ability to read and understand the language Read more
Sweet Statistics: Jelly Bean Data Analysis
Did you know that National Jelly Bean Day is observed every year on April 22nd? Sounds like a great day for jelly Read more
6 Reasons to Teach Calculator Skills
When North Carolina first began to allow calculators on state tests, many elementary teachers (including me) were shocked! What? Kids need to Read more
How to Recharge Mathematical Thinking
Why do so many students struggle with math word problems? Maybe they just don’t know where to begin and get overwhelmed at the thought of Read more
Using Grocery Flyers To Practice Math Skills
Guest post by Alyssa from Teaching in the Fast Lane.
Hello all! I am excited to be guest posting here on Laura’s blog. Today I’ll be sharing an easy, low prep way of reviewing multiple Read more
Fraction Predict and Compare Partner Activity
No doubt about it … comparing fractions is tough for kids, especially when those fractions have different denominators! In fact, some might Read more