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Blog for math teachers. The Sadlier Math Blog is a K-8 resource to support deep comprehension of math skills and concepts.

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Free Thanksgiving Math Activities, Grades 1–6

Holiday math activities are always popular with students. It can seem hard to connect mathematics with Thanksgiving, so I’m happy here to share with...

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Word Problem Solving Strategies for Students in  Grades K–4 [Free Templates]

Strategies for solving math word problems should begin as early as Kindergarten or Grade One! As nonfiction reading has seen a stronger emphasis in...

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Three Ways to Use Appropriate Tools Strategically (Mathematical Practice 5)

There is a great deal to say about how to use appropriate tools strategically, which is Mathematical Practice 5 from the Common Core State Standards....

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Math Center Ideas That Will Make Implementation a Success

One of the hardest things to do is change the way we teach. We learn in educational programs that engaging students with each other and individualizing...

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How to Create Rubrics That Will Enhance STEAM Projects in the Math Classroom

STEAM projects are interdisciplinary units. Like any good unit, they should use backwards design principles. When we are clear about the outcomes of...

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Fun Fall Math STEAM Activities for Elementary Students, Grades 1–6

The beautiful changing leaves of fall can help capture students’ attention and make them excited to engage in meaningful math activities. In this...

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