Welcome to the beginning of a book study of Math Running Records in Action: A Framework for Assessing Basic Fact Fluency in Grades K-5 by Dr. Nicki Newton. It’s easy to participate–simply read along and comment on posts by sharing what makes you think, what connections you make, what plans are put in motion, etc. I will […]

## Spotlight on Differentiation: Using Choice Boards in the Mathematics Classroom

Good day! SO glad to be back with you today for the second part of my three part series, Spotlight on Differentiation. In review, reflecting upon my many years of teaching gave me the idea to spotlight strategies for differentiating in a three-part series. Over the years, I have been fortunate to teach in a […]

## Spotlight on Differentiation – Using Cubing in the Mathematics Classroom

Reflecting upon my many years of teaching gave me the idea to spotlight strategies for differentiating in a three-part series. Over the years, I have been fortunate to teach in a self-contained special education setting and a regular division setting with collaboration (students with individualized education plans included in regular division classroom). My experience in […]

## Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics Book Study – Chapters 3 & 4

Glad to have you back! Today we continue our book study of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics PreK-2 by Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, and Bay-Williams with a discussion of chapters two and three. Please feel free to leave a comment, as we would love to hear your thoughts about the chapters and what they mean to […]

## Makin’ It Math Mid-Month Linky — Money, Money, Money!

Glad you stopped by! Welcome to our Makin’ It Math Mid-Month Linky–a linky dedicated solely to math made-its. If you are interested in linking up your math made-its, check out the details by clicking the logo below. We would love to have you join us! Our kids have been working a lot with money in […]

## Dr. Nicki Newton Q & A #1!

Thanks so much for stopping by—you’ve come to the right place! Today is Dr. Nicki Newton’s first of two Q & As!! Our wonderful adventurers (followers) sent in some thoughtful questions for Dr. Nicki, and her answers have been sent back! Many thanks go out to, Dr. Nicki! Q1: What are math running […]

## Guided Math in Action Book Study — Chapter 5

Today we are here to discuss Chapter 5 from Dr. Nicki’s Guided Math in Action book. We are only discussing one chapter today, and what a great chapter it is! Question 1: What types of pre-assessments do you use? What new ideas have you gathered from this chapter? I have struggled for YEARS trying […]