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’ […]

## 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 Book Study – Chapters 14 & 15

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! We continue our book study of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics PreK-2 by Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, and Bay-Williams with chapters 14 & 15 about fractions and measurement. To read past posts, you can visit our book study archive. Chapter 14 – Exploring Early Fraction Concepts As PreK-2 teachers, […]

## 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 PreK-2 Book Study – Chapter 12

Hoping today’s post finds you doing well! We continue our book study of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics PreK-2 by Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, and Bay-Williams with a discussion of chapter 12. To read past posts, simply visit our book study archive! Chapter 12 – Building Strategies for Whole-Number Computation “The days of children memorizing […]

## 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 Book Study – Chapter 9

Welcome back to our book study of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics by Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, and Bay-Williams. To read past posts, visit our book study archive. Today we discuss Chapter 9. Chapter 9 – Developing Meaning for the Operations Growing up I struggled with math. I hated timed fact tests, I hated the “tricks” […]

## 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 […]