Today I am sharing a fraction challenge that resulted in problem solving, collaboration, and engagement. My kids loved it and I was amazed! As many of you know, the AIMS Education Foundation, for YEARS, has provided wonderful math and science resources. I came across an old fraction fish activity that I decided to adapt to fit second grade standards and […]

## Interview with Julie McNamara: Author of Beyond Pizzas & Pies and Beyond Invert & Multiply

Welcome! Today is a special day! As part of Math Solution’s Fractions February, I was given the opportunity, and honor, of interviewing Julie McNamara, author of Beyond Pizzas & Pies and Beyond Invert and Multiply. Beyond Pizzas & Pies: 10 Essential Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense (3-5) helps teachers combat common misconceptions related to teaching and understanding fractions—misconceptions that hinder students’ […]

## Fractions February & Some Exciting News!

In case you haven’t heard, Math Solutions is hosting Fractions February! All month long, amazing fraction resources will be shared on their blog—all in an effort to promote fraction sense in classrooms. AND don’t forget to enter for a chance to win one of their phenomenal fraction resources! Visit the Math Solutions Blog to learn more! Now for some […]

## Odd & Even: REALLY Understanding the Concept

I have seen the many cute anchor charts to remind students how to tell if a number is odd or even with Even Steven and Odd Todd. The charts include a list of numbers to look for in the ones place–even 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and odd 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. If this is all […]

## Let’s Talk About Math!: A Night for Parents

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with parents this week to talk about math. This was a separate night set aside solely to meet with the parents of the students in my classroom. We have had all-school math nights in the past, but I like to get together with parents to talk in more detail about the goals […]

## Math Running Records: Q & A with Dr. Nicki Newton

Today I come to you with Dr. Nicki’s Q & A about Math Running Records! This Q & A was arranged in conjunction with the book study recently hosted here at Adventures in Guided Math. Visit the Math Running Records in Action Book Study Archive to learn more and take advantage of some wonderful resources. Many thanks go out to Dr. Nicki! Q1: There […]

## Math Running Records in Action Book Study: The Division Running Record

Good day! Today we conclude our book study of Math Running Records in Action: A Framework for Assessing Basic Fact Fluency in Grades K-5 by Dr. Nicki Newton. The Division Running Record is the subject of Section V. If you are just arriving today, you can view the book study archive to read past posts by clicking on the Book Studies drop […]

## Math Running Records in Action Book Study: The Multiplication Running Record

Welcome! Today we continue our book study of Math Running Records in Action: A Framework for Assessing Basic Fact Fluency in Grades K-5 by Dr. Nicki Newton. Section IV is all about the Multiplication Running Record. If you are just arriving today, you’re not too late! You can view the book study archive to read past posts by clicking on the Book Studies drop […]

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