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 […]

## 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 Book Study – Chapters 14 & 15

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! We continue our book study of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics PreK-2 by Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, and Bay-Williams with chapters 14 & 15 about fractions and measurement. To read past posts, you can visit our book study archive. Chapter 14 – Exploring Early Fraction Concepts As PreK-2 teachers, […]

## Makin’ it Math Mid-Month Linky — March

Good day! Thanks for stopping by for our Makin’ it Math mid-month linky! Wanted to share a few things that have been going on in the classroom and a few made-it to go with them… First, we just had open house this past week and I asked my kids to reflect on their learning thus […]

## 2nd Grade Masterpieces: Art with Fractions

Happy Saturday! I just wanted to share something my kids did this week that turned out fabulously. Even though it was a last minute idea, the kids created some wonderful masterpieces, learned about fractions, and had a lot of fun. So easy! Every year we explore fractions by folding wholes into parts (halves, thirds, and […]

## 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 […]