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  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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Gallon Robot: Fun with Measurement and Fractions!

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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  

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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  

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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  

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Penguin Fractions = Fraction Fun!

Fractions can be a tough concept at any grade, so I’m always looking for fun ways to  

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5 Math Games Every Classroom Needs to Play

Guest post by Leigh Langton

Hey guys! It’s Leigh from The Applicious Teacher! I am super excited to be blogging at Corkboard Connections today. I’m sharing a practice that I use to help increase my students’ engagement and number sense during my math block.


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