I LOVE the use of concrete manipulatives to help build kiddos' understandings of math concepts....but the management of all those materials can drive you crazy. So, in this video I show you some of my favorite ways to manage manipulative use in your classroom.
Christina Tondevold, BMM facilitator, walks through the 3 Reasons kids are still counting on their fingers along with how we can combat each one to help kiddos develop fact fluency.
Shauna Juarez presents some field tested tips to smooth out your day and keep your classroom running efficiently! You will learn about some ways to manage groups, time outs, and materials so that you can do what you do best: teach! Get the PowerPoint slides and resources HERE. Print Your Certificate
Have you ever gotten to February and felt like you've been teaching the same content all year?? And then you have to try to figure out how to manage fitting in all the rest of the standards!?!?! The Content Emphases document from Achieve the Core is the best laid out format to help us know [...]
In this video, I delve into Math Practice #7 and talk about why there are no "pattern standards" in the Common Core Standards. Then we look at a standard from each grade level that helps kiddos 'Look For and Make Use of Structure.'
I'm a big proponent of making sure kids are exposed to varied representations. However, there are times when you should only use one representation. I explain in this video.
"More often than not, our work around MP7...is subtle and spontaneous because it emerges from the work our students do in the moment." Flynn, p.154, 2017 This month, the TASK video isn't a specific task, but a request to have you look for spontaneous moments that you can help your students Look For & Make [...]
In Mike Flynn's new book Beyond Answers: Exploring Mathematical Practices with Young Children, he works to unpack what the Standards for Mathematical Practices look like in K-2 classrooms. For this particular session, we will work with Mike to make sense of MP7: Look For and Make Use of Structure and how this unfolds in primary [...]
Christina and Donna Wommack discuss the 8 researched recommendations for math intervention. In this webinar you will get an overview of the 4 recommendations that have the highest research base and how to take those and turn them into instructional activities in your intervention. Get all the resources HERE. Print Certificate
There are LOTS of different visuals you can show kids, but there are two in particular that are extremely powerful. In this video I talk about them and how they connect to visuals early on in math and even later in mathematics.