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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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How to Teach Number Lines at Each Grade Level to Support Coherence in Mathematics

Using number lines is one of those topics that are often taken for granted in the elementary and middle school curriculum. Number lines, as a form of...

Jeff Todd

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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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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FUN Music and Math Lesson Plan for Grades 1–6

Having a degree in music and being a certified math teacher, I’m often asked, “What is the relationship between math and music?” While some of the...

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How to Create Mathematical Discourse That Improves Reasoning, Grades 1–8

“How am I going to get my students reasoning about math in my class?” If you are just getting started in this area or even if you have been at it for a...

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