I am a big fan of using a number path instead of a number line for young kiddos....BUT we do need to transition kids into using a number line. In this video I show how to move kids from using discrete objects (like unifix cubes), into number paths, and then eventually into a number line.
The "Benchmark Numbers" play a big role in three types of standards. In this video I give an overview of how the benchmark numbers help children Compare, Add/Subtract/Multiply, and understand Place Value.
Yup, it's me this month!! :) . This month I really wanted to re-iterate the power of helping kids develop an understanding of Benchmark Numbers (or Friendly Numbers). I think it's important to move away from the "Make 10" strategy and call it "Make it Friendly" (or your own version of that)....because "Make 10" only [...]
If you've seen my stuff on the C-R-A (Concrete-Representational-Abstract), then you know I'm a fan of doing all 3 at once with kiddos. In this video I talk about how the kiddos' modeling really falls on a continuum. Their models that seem abstract may actually be very concrete and their models that seem concrete may [...]
This video is an overview of Standards of Mathematical Practice #4: Modeling with Mathematics. If you are not familiar with the SMPs, they are pages 6-8 of the Common Core Standards. The SMPs tell us what the STUDENTS should be doing while trying to learn all the grade level standards. They are a wonderful addition to [...]
Graham Fletcher has worked in education for over ten years as a classroom teacher, math coach, and currently as a district math specialist. He graduated from the University of Georgia where he earned his specialist degree in Math Education. Graham’s passion for conceptual understanding through problem-based lessons has led him to present internationally and throughout [...]
3-Act Tasks are an amazing way to get kids interested in investigating mathematics and how it helps them solve problems in their own world. These tasks are 'low floor', all kids have an entry point, which allows all kids to be actively involved in the tasks. In this video, I give a brief overview of [...]
Cathy Fosnot is Professor Emerita of Childhood Education, CCNY and the City University of New York, where she was the founding director of Mathematics in the City, an internationally-recognized center for math professional development, K-8. She has authored, edited, and/or co-authored numerous books on mathematics education, among them, Models of Intervention in Mathematics Education: Reweaving [...]
Christina Tondevold walks through the WHY, WHAT, & WHEN of subitizing. Why you need to be doing subitizing. What activities you can be doing in your classroom. When students can do different levels of subitzing. Get the PowerPoint slides HERE. Get the resource list HERE. Print Your Certificate
Anna Johnson works for an app developer (Enuma), however her entrance in education was in early elementary classrooms and then she moved into the Ed Tech space. She is a special education advocate, iPad devotee, edtech believer, Montessori disciple, subitizing card collector, early elementary math enthusiast and proud NCTM member. You can find her on Twitter [...]