Welcome! Today we continue our book study of Math Running Records in Action: A Framework for Assessing Basic Fact Fluency in Grades K-5 by Dr. Nicki Newton. Section IV is all about the Multiplication Running Record. If you are just arriving today, you’re not too late! You can view the book study archive to read past posts by clicking on the Book Studies drop […]

## Multiplication Tetris: Helping Build a Foundation for Multiplication Fact Fluency

As a second grade teacher, I have the exciting opportunity of helping students build a conceptual understanding of multiplication that will serve as a foundation for the learning that follows. Last year, I came across a phenomenal article in Teaching Children’s Mathematics (May 2015) titled, Three Steps to Mastering Multiplication Facts. The authors, Kling and […]

## 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 […]

## 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 […]

## Math Playground: Math & Logic Games for Everyone!

Just a quick post today to share a site my kids have come to LOVE—Math Playground! If you have seen or used this site before, you already know how wonderful it is. If you haven’t, you will want to run on over to the Math Playground! Here are just a FEW of my kids’ favorites… […]

## 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 […]

## 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 […]

## A Hundred Days Smarter & Number Talks Chapter 4 to Come Tomorrow…

Hello! Today I come to you with news of a delay. I got up to do my Number Talks Chapter 4 post this a.m. and discovered I had left the book on my desk at school. SO, I will have to ask you to stop back tomorrow night to read my discussion of Chapter 4. […]