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The Importance of Composing and Decomposing Shapes in Early Elementary School

May 16, 2017 at 8:18 PM

Playing with pattern blocks, tangrams, and other manipulatives in order to create new shapes can be fun for early elementary students. In addition to being fun, there are many important concepts that...Read more

How to Use the Standards for Mathematical Practice in K– Grade 2

March 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM

One way to help students achieve high levels of mathematical proficiency is to use the Standards for Mathematical Practice in addition to content standards. When we are able to infuse our lessons...Read more

3 Quadrilateral Activities to Learn the Names of Quadrilaterals

September 26, 2016 at 2:25 PM

Here are some quadrilateral activities that you can use in your first through third grade classes as well as some advice about how to use them. After a quick review of what students need to know...Read more

Solid Figure Activities with 3 Dimensional Figures for the Early Grades

June 23, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Teaching the concept of solid figures starts very early on in a child’s education, often pre-school but for most in Kindergarten. There are several solid figure worksheets you can find online, but I...Read more

Teaching Shapes and Their Attributes to K–2 Students

March 25, 2016 at 2:29 PM

Teaching shapes and their attributes is an important part of early elementary education. One thing to remember when you are introducing shapes and their attributes is that students go through...Read more

Welcome to the Progress in Math Blog

March 2, 2016 at 2:33 PM

I am so glad that you found this math blog among all the possible sites you might have landed on through the Internet, and I hope you keep with me as I continue to develop the blog. What you will...Read more

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