How do we elevate skills practice into something more meaningful and engaging? One way is to turn it into a puzzle! Think about traditional coin-counting practice. Students are shown a collection of coins and they count the coins to find the total. They know all the...

Whenever I come across fabulous resources for teaching math, I feel compelled to share. The website I’m sharing today is Inside Mathematics, and it contains a plethora of mathematics resources! You will seriously want to bookmark this website! This post contains...

I remember preparing for an interview for my first teaching position in the 90’s. I was told that I would likely be asked to explain my approach to teaching problem-solving. I jumped on the Internet to research problem-solving and craft my response. What I found...

Part/whole thinking begins in Kindergarten when students are expected to learn the number combinations for the numbers through 10. Below you see a graphic representation for the combinations for 5. These are often called number bonds. This is a year-long process as...

What makes math word problems so difficult for students to solve? Well, if you’ve ever watched students fly through a word problem at warp speed, it’s pretty clear that many of our students haven’t developed strong habits for reading, analyzing, and...