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Close Reading Lesson: Faithful Elephants by Yukio Tsuchiya

Close reading is when a reader analyzes the details of a text to make interpretations and develop a deep understanding of the passage. Often the reader uses a short text and rereads the passage several times focusing on a different literary element with each read... Continue Reading

November 16, 2017

Teaching Shapes and Their Attributes to K–2 Students

November 9, 2017

Polya’s Problem-Solving Steps: Finding Unknowns Elementary and Middle School

October 26, 2017

Mean Absolute Deviation and the Concept of Variability in Middle School

October 17, 2017

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

October 12, 2017

Math Center Ideas That Will Make Implementation a Success

October 4, 2017

How to Improve Mathematical Discourse in Your Classroom

September 26, 2017

Using the Rule of Four Template to Help Middle School Students Model with Mathematics

September 7, 2017

3 Resources for Professional Development for Math Teachers (from Lucy West)

August 24, 2017

5 Strategies That Will Enhance Your Math Instruction, for Free!

July 26, 2017

A Math Icebreaker Your Elementary Students Will Love

July 25, 2017

Three Ways Principals and Coaches Can Get Feedback From Math Teachers

June 22, 2017

Practice Multiplication and Division Fact Families Using Arrays

June 14, 2017

P3: Partner Problem-Solving Protocol and Graphic Organizer

May 30, 2017

Five Math Strategies for Struggling Students

May 16, 2017

The Importance of Composing and Decomposing Shapes in Early Elementary School

May 8, 2017

How the Number Line Should Be Used at Each Grade Level to Support Coherence in Mathematics

April 27, 2017

Eight Ways to Compare Fractions in the Late Elementary Grades

April 20, 2017

3 Algebraic Thinking Activities in the Early Grades

April 10, 2017

Earth Day Math Activities for Middle School Students

March 28, 2017

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

March 21, 2017

How Whole Number Division Fits into the Curriculum

March 16, 2017

Trends in Standardized Test in Mathematics: What’s Important and How Is It Being Scored?

March 1, 2017

How to Express Regularity in Repeated Reasoning with Fact Families At the Middle School Level

February 22, 2017

3 Categories of Knowledge New Math Teachers Need to Be Successful

February 15, 2017

How to Use Teddy Bear Counters in the Elementary Math Classroom

January 31, 2017

How to Look for and Make Use of Structure in the Elementary Classroom: Math Standard 7

January 25, 2017

Blizzard of Numbers Factors and Multiples Game, Grades 6–8

January 19, 2017

Coherence in Teaching Mathematics: How Multiplication Fits in the Curriculum

December 8, 2016

Free Graphic Organizer for Adding Subtracting Integers and Rational Numbers, Grades 7 & 8

November 10, 2016

Free Line Plot Worksheet; Using Fractions to Measure Crayon Lengths, Grades 4–6

November 1, 2016

Elementary Math Specialist: Knowing the Trajectory of Your Curriculum

October 25, 2016

Adding Fractions Using Models in Fourth and Fifth Grade

October 11, 2016

A Template for a Systems of Equations Activity, Grade 8

October 5, 2016

Connecting Ten Frame Activities to Number Bonds and Number Sentences, K–2

September 30, 2016

Using a Double Tape Diagram in Math to Teach About Ratio and Proportion

September 26, 2016

3 Quadrilateral Activities to Learn the Names of Quadrilaterals

September 20, 2016

A Place Value Activity that Compares Populations, Grades 5–8

September 13, 2016

Attend to Precision in the K–8 Classroom: Math Standard 6

September 6, 2016

Place Value Primary Resources to Promote Flexibility in Grades 1 and 2

August 24, 2016

Subitizing PowerPoint Activity, Grades 1–4

August 23, 2016

Math Supervisors & Teachers: Establishing Classroom Routines in Using a Marker Board Configuration

August 16, 2016

3 New School Year Activities to Get to Know Your Math Students

August 11, 2016

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

August 4, 2016

Developing the Use of Multiplication with Area Models, Grades 3–4

July 28, 2016

3 Coordinate Plane Activities and Coordinate Plane Word Problems, Grades 5–6

July 1, 2016

Three Activities for Developing Number Sense in Grades 6 to 8—Irrational Numbers

June 23, 2016

Solid Figure Activities with 3 Dimensional Figures for the Early Grades

June 9, 2016

Two-Way Frequency Table Data Sets for Bivariate Categorical Data in Grade 8

June 7, 2016

Practice Making Change in K–2 Classrooms

May 27, 2016

A Surface Area Activity Using The RAFT Writing Strategy

May 18, 2016

Mathematical Practice 3 for Middle School Students: Vocabulary to Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others

May 12, 2016

3 Ways to Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively in the Middle School Classroom

May 11, 2016

Snapshots of Math; A Base Ten Numbers & Place Value Lesson Plan

May 5, 2016

Math and Poetry Activities for the K–8 Classroom

April 26, 2016

Creating the Scale on a Bar Graph With Non-Unit Scales, Grade 3–4

April 21, 2016

How to Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them, K–8

April 18, 2016

3 Number Bond Activities; Composing and Decomposing Numbers in Grades K–2

April 7, 2016

The Classroom Store Budgeting Lesson, Grades 1–5

April 5, 2016

Three Ways to Have Fun with Math and Engage Students in the Classroom

April 1, 2016

Candy Bar Fractions Activity, Grades 3–5

March 28, 2016

Two Ways You Can Begin to Implement the Math Practice Standards

March 23, 2016

3 Printable Math Games for Elementary Students

March 16, 2016

Mathematical Vocabulary for the Four Operations in Elementary School

March 14, 2016

A Bar Graph Activity with a Literacy Spin, Grades 2–4

March 10, 2016

Trends in Math Assessment: Math Multiple-Response Items

March 2, 2016

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