Hello all! I know it has been a LONG time since I have posted. With tomorrow being our hundredth day of school, I wanted to share the math stations that we will be doing during guided math. I have posted these stations in the past and have made some minor revisions. Below is an overview […]

## Place Value Cubes: Make Your Own!

This past weekend, I began prepping the at-home math tool bags that I send home with my students after parent-teacher conferences. As I was making place value cubes, I thought I’d do a quick post. I love place value cubes, and so do my students. At the end of this post, there is a link […]

## 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 PreK-2 – Chapter 8

So glad you stopped to join us for our book study of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics PreK-2 by Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, and Bay-Williams. To read previous posts, you can visit our book study archive! Today we move into the portion of the book that provides teachers with numerous strategies and activities for helping students […]

## It’s All About the Beans, ‘Bout the Beans! – Math Activities & Games with Beans

Just the other day, Courtney and I were planning for a number sense presentation we are giving this summer, and I was reflecting back on student teaching MANY moons ago and a simple assessment my cooperating teacher taught me—The Bean Test. I gave this test a lot, and it gave me some wonderful information about […]

## Unifix Cubes: The Elevation of a Common Math Tool

When updating my hands-on algebra product over spring break, I was reminded of a great tip for organizing a common math tool many of us use. Several summers ago, Courtney and I attended and in-district 3-day workshop with Angela Andrews. Angela is an expert in early math and offered an abundance of useful information and […]

## Read Across America Math Fun!

Good day to you! Just wanted to share some goodies with you for celebrating Read Across America. Please feel free to download my Celebrating Read Across America Math Games and “Which Dr. Seuss book is your favorite?” Graphing. Both are great for use as guided math workstations/centers! The graphing activity comes with blank pages […]

## Fly on the Math Teacher’s Wall — February Hop — Fractions!!

Welcome to another wonderful math blog hop! This blog hop is devoted to fractions and will not disappoint–so after reading this post, take a hop around to see what goodies you will find from some amazing math bloggers! Each of our Fly on the Math Teacher’s Wall hops are devoted to squashing teacher and/or student […]