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 […]

## Fly on the Math Teacher’s Wall – Back to School HOP!

It’s time to join some fabulous fellow math bloggers for another Fly on the Math Teacher’s Wall blog hop! Our focus for the hop is starting the new school year off mathematically. Please take the time to hop around for some wonderful ideas, freebies, and giveaways! Courtney and I have just started back […]

## Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics PreK-2 Book Study – Chapter 11

Hello! So glad to have you here for our discussion of chapter 11 of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics PreK-2 by Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, and Bay-Williams. To read past posts, you can visit our book study archive. Chapter 11 – Developing Whole-Number Place-Value Concepts This year I will be teaching my 15th year of 2nd […]

## 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 […]

## 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 […]

## 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 […]