We are thrilled to have you back to join us for our Makin’ It Math mid-month linky! To visit past Makin’ It Math linkies, you can hop on over to our linky archive! Well, for us, August means back to school for a fabulous new year! SO today I share two made-its–one new and one […]

## 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 […]

## 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… […]

## 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 […]