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A variety of math teaching ideas for homeschool families or classroom teachers. Learning mathematics is more than just answer-getting: help your students make conceptual connections.
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The 10-Minute Routine that Skyrockets Number Sense

Number Talks: examples and tips to help children become strong and flexible thinkers.

The 10-Minute Routine that Skyrockets Number Sense - The Classroom Key

But if we want our children to truly understand mathematics, we must take time to explore mathematics as a world of ideas that connect and relate to each other in many ways.

Understanding Math: Conclusion

Fractions cause more math phobia among children (and adults) than any other topic before algebra.

Understanding Math: Multiplying Fractions

Which of the following sounds the most like your experience of school math? And which type of math are your children learning?

Understanding Math: What Is Your Worldview?

Sites that I can't do without as a math teacher (and what's so special about each one!) Links to virtual manipulatives, discovery-based lessons, free graphing software, question prompts, eBooks, and more.... Tons of resources for math teachers

5 Websites That Will Revolutionize Your Math Teaching

The whiteboards in my classroom aren't "real" whiteboards. They are the white panels for bathrooms from the hardware store. So, I used duct tape on the ones on my wall and the ones cut for student use. The duct tape makes it look a little more legit.

How to make Cute Whiteboards

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5 Things You Should Never Say to the Child Who Struggles with Math

There are lots of ways to support and encourage your child in math. But then there are things you should never say to the child who struggles with math.

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Your math class can follow the #WeeklyMathematician - The puzzle at the end of the semester would be perfect for a sub day or for the day before or after exams or a long break.

Weekly Mathematician Series - A Peek into Math History for Your Classroom

Body-scale bar graphs, pie charts and other data representation methods! Abstract concepts like “data representation”, “bar graph” and “circle graph” suddenly take on new meanings as students experience these ideas rather than only read about them.

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Writing in Math Class

To help me incorporate journaling into our weekly routine, I refer to Thursday as, "Thinking Math Thoughts". At the beginning of the class I present a journal starter to the class and allow them 10-15 minutes to write their thoughts in their journal.

Writing in Math Class? - Minds in Bloom

6 TED Talks for people who hated math in high school


Math Journal Sundays - Culminating Mind Map

Math Journal Sundays - Culminating Mind Map


What is Singapore Math?

Math Coach's Corner: What is Singapore Math? Think Singapore math is just bar model drawing? Think again!

Math Coach's Corner: What is Singapore Math?


Math Games with a Deck of Cards

I bought each of the students a deck of cards, and created a booklet to give them containing instructions for easy math games...

Math Games with a Deck of Cards

Math Manifesto: From the very beginning of my education, I can do these things to some degree. And I am always learning to do them better...

The Math Student’s Manifesto