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 […]

## Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics Book Study PreK-2 Book Study – Chapter 13

Our book study of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics PreK-2 by Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, and Bay-Williams continues today with a discussion of chapter 13. You can read past posts by visiting our book study archive. Chapter 13 – Promoting Algebraic Reasoning There are many aspects of this book that are wonderful. I love how […]

## Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics Book Study — Chapters 1 & 2

Welcome! We are so glad to have you here for our summer book study of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics by Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, and Bay-Williams. If you are just arriving on our blog today, we recommend you get yourself a copy of the book if you are teaching primary students. Even if you are […]

## Math IS Real Life — January Edition

Welcome! It is our first time linking up with some fabulous fellow math bloggers, 4mulaFun, The Teacher Studio, Teaching to Inspire in 5th, AND MissMathDork for Math is Real Life. Many moons ago, I posted a little sign in my third grade classroom that read, “Become a USER of math, not just a DOER of math.” This was […]

## It’s a New Year!!

It’s a NEW YEAR–a Happy New Year to you!! It’s that time of year–time to celebrate and look ahead… To help you celebrate a new year, I have created a couple of FREEBIES for you. Enjoy my Winter Walk-About problem solving activity and Winter Friends math games. Simply click each pic to download! Update: Please […]

## iHeart Math Holiday HOP!

We are fortunate to join some wonderful math bloggers for a superb hop you are sure to love! Each day in December, through the 23rd, you can hop around and snag some excellent holiday tips and gifts. Don’t worry if you are just getting in on the fun–you can hop back to previous blogger posts […]

## What are the other kids doing? Wednesday Linky – Reading & Writing About Math

Coming to you a little late in the day for our linky, What are the other kids doing? It’s a linky dedicated to sharing independent practice activities that you use with your students that make it possible for you to meet with small guided math groups. Many teachers call them math centers or workstations–whatever you […]

## What are the other kids doing? —- Problem Solving

Welcome to the third installment of our new linky–What are the other kids doing? It’s a linky dedicated to sharing independent practice activities that you use with your students that make it possible for you to meet with small guided math groups. Today’s topic is problem solving! We will be sharing some things we already […]