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’ […]

## 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 17

Thanks for stopping back for the conclusion of our book study of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics by Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, and Bay-Williams. To read past posts, you can visit our book study archive. Chapter 17 – Helping Children Use Data The authors start chapter 17 by emphasizing the importance of statistical literacy […]

## 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 — April

Welcome to this month’s Makin’ It Math mid-month linky! If you are a blogger, feel free to join us by adding your link at the end of this post. Check out the details here! This month, I put together two sets of task cards for measurement and geometry. I also updated my money task cards […]

## 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 […]

## Book Review: Fluency Through Flexibility: How to Build Number Sense (Numbers 0-20)

Good day from sunny Illinois! What wonderful weather we are having here for our spring break! Today I come to you with a book review of an outstanding teacher resource written by one of my fellow math bloggers, Christina Tondevold, The Recovering Traditionalist. Her new book is titled, Fluency Through Flexibility: How to Build Number […]