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Teaching estimation is an important part of multiplication instruction--even when sometimes lessons don't go the way we plan! Today's post shows how my students had some problems with multiplying--but it ended up being a powerful learning experience! mult

Multiplication Estimation Sorts

Teaching estimation is an important part of multiplication instruction--even when sometimes lessons don't go the way we plan! Today's post shows how my students had some problems with multiplying--but it ended up being a powerful learning experience!

Teaching math is about way more than filling in the blank. Encourage discourse and math discussion is critical. Check out this post with a fun and easy way to get your students talking!

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Concept Sorts--Deep Thinking about Fractions.So many textbook lessons fail to give our students the experiences of deep thinking and quality math talk.

The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: When Problem Solving, Precision, and Computation Meet: 5 Ideas to Ponder.  Check out this blog post with TONS of food for thought about how we help our students become computationally "fluent" and precise.

When Problem Solving, Precision, and Computation Meet: 5 Ideas to Ponder

The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: When Problem Solving, Precision, and Computation Meet: 5 Ideas to Ponder

Teaching students to "make sense" of problems might be just as important as the math found in the problem!  Check out today's post for some helpful hints to try with your students!

Helping Students "Make Sense" of Problems

Teaching students to solve problems and make sense of problems is so important. Check out this post with ideas about how to help students' problem solving skills and independent with word problems.

Searching for ways to get kids interested in a new math topic? Check out my favorite Top Math Read Alouds for elementary students. I listed them by math skills like fractions, time, addition and more. PLUS there is an easy to implement extension activity

Top Math Read Alouds for Elementary Kids

Cool math-themed books to integrate into your elementary math lessons

Check out today's post where we encounter some challenges and misconceptions with factors, products, arrays and more! Come see how we tackled this topic!

The importance of concrete models: Multiplication Arrays

Using concrete models to teach multiplication, arrays, factors, prime and composite numbers, and more is so important. Check out this lesson with tips on teaching these important math skills!

Math Coach's Corner: Who's Doing the Talking? If you said the teacher, you'd be wrong!  The kiddos are the star of this show.  Basically, this is another one of those situations where you don't teach--the kiddos discover!

Who's Doing the Talking? Number Talks

Teaching students to "make sense" of problems might be just as important as the math found in the problem!  Check out today's post for some helpful hints to try with your students!

Helping Students "Make Sense" of Problems

Teaching students to "make sense" of problems might be just as important as the math found in the problem! Check out today's post for some helpful hints to try with your students!

We so often forget to really dig deep into important math concepts--just because students get the right answer, doesn't always mean they UNDERSTAND. Read today's post to see more!

Fraction Misconceptions

10 Fun Games and Activities to introduce multiplication! Teach students to build fluency, practice strategies hands on, and ultimately memorize their multiplication facts! Perfect for any 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classroom!

10 Multiplication Math Center Games & Activities

10 Fun Games and Activities to introduce multiplication! Teach students to build fluency, practice strategies hands on, and ultimately memorize their multiplication facts! Perfect for any and grade classroom!

So often we just to computation with fractions before really digging in to the concepts.  Check out this post with some ideas about how to get students REASONING about fractions to build deep understanding!

Using Our Fractional Reasoning!

So often we just to computation with fractions before really digging in to the concepts. Check out this post with some ideas about how to get students REASONING about fractions to build deep understanding!

As promised--part 2 of my blog series about area and perimeter! Check out how I used task cards and gradual release to see if all our hands on area and perimeter activities built the skills we needed!

Area and Perimeter Studies: Part 2--Math Talk, Guided Practice, and More!

Area and Perimeter Studies: Part Talk, Guided Practice, and More! - The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating

The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Blast from the past....Number Lines.  Are YOU challenging your students enough?

Blast from the past....Number Lines

The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Blast from the past.Number Lines. Are YOU challenging your students enough?

Multiplication Go is sure to be a hit with your students. Incorporating walking and learning into one fun game, Multiplication Go is an active multiplication activity that gets kids out of their seats and out into the school to find clues to solve math problems.

Multiplication Go!: Get Your Students Moving and Learning!

Multiplication Go is sure to be a hit with your students. Incorporating walking and learning into one fun game, Multiplication Go is an active multiplication activity that gets kids out of their seats and out into the school to find clues to solve math pr

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