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Classifying Quadrilaterals

(Procedural/Conceptual 3-5 Course)

In this video you will learn the progression of standards that lead up to children being able to classify quadrilaterals as well as how to help children classify quadrilaterals.

Spatial Sense

(Procedural/Conceptual PreK-2 Course)

This video gives you insight into what is Spatial Sense and how it links to future mathematical success.

Place Value

(Procedural/Conceptual PreK-2 and 3rd-5th Course)

Most lessons on Place Value only focus on what “place” a digit is in and a bit on expanded form.  But there’s one type of activity that rarely gets included but it’s the one that really puts an emphasis on the ‘value’ in Place Value.

New!!!  Resources Page

One thing I’ve been wanting to include is a page of resources to help you implement all that you are learning.  We are adding in lots of resources I already have, but each month we will be creating new resources to help you implement the ideas in videos.  This page is not complete, we only have the Freebies off my site in there now, so watch as it will be updated.

Resources added this month

Multiplication & Division Word Problem Sort – This activity is designed to be used with educators (NOT students) as they build their math minds to become familiar with all the various word problem types that involve multiplication and division. This resource now accompanies the Multiplication & Division CGI Problem Types video.

Addition & Subtraction Word Problem Sort – This activity is designed to be used with educators (NOT students) as they build their math minds to become familiar with all the various word problem types that involve addition & subtraction. This resource now accompanies the Addition & Subtraction CGI Problem Types video.

Addition & Subtraction Model Matching Activity -This activity is designed to be used with students as well as educators learning about the various word problem types that involve addition and subtraction. Based on the work of Thomas Carpenter et al. in their book Children’s Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction on various problem types, there is one word problem for each type and with the unknown in each position. This resource now accompanies the Addition & Subtraction CGI Problem Types video.

Number Lines Across the Grades

(Understanding Connections Course)

Sometimes it hard to know if THIS model or THAT model are worth the time it takes to help students understand how to use it.  The number line is one of those that is definitely worth it.  In this video I’ll show how the number line (and number path) gets used throughout all of elementary.

Cuisenaire Rods in PreK-2

(Implementation Course)

Learn how to use Cuisenaire Rods in PreK-2 to help build your students’ math minds.

Resources added this month

Multiplication & Division Model Matching Activity -This activity is designed to be used with students as well as educators learning about the various word problem types that involve multiplication and division. Based on the work of Thomas Carpenter et al. in their book Children’s Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction on various problem types, there is one word problem for each type and with the unknown in each position. This resource now accompanies the Multiplication & Division CGI Problem Types video.

Modeling Multiplication with Cuisenaire Rods

(Implementation Course)

Learn about how you can use Cuisenaire rods to help your students explore multiplication concepts such as the commutative property, area models, and strategies from basic facts to multi-digit numbers.

Modeling Division with Cuisenaire Rods

(Implementation Course)

Learn about how you can use Cuisenaire rods to help your students explore division concepts and strategies from basic facts to multi-digit numbers.

Number Sense Scope & Sequence

(Procedural/Conceptual PreK-2 Course)

How should standards in your grade level be grouped and organized throughout the year?  How does number sense help you meet those standards?  This scope & sequence gives you ONE suggested progression that you can use to help guide your instruction in grades PreK through 2.

Managing the Sharing of Strategies/Representations

(Implementation Course)

Allowing kids to solve problems in whatever way they want is essential….but when letting them share all those ways can be overwhelming and feel like a waste of time.  This video shows how to use the ideas of the 5 Practices book to manage the sharing of different strategies and representations.

Resources added this month

Equivalent fractions

(Procedural/Conceptual 3-5 Course)

Learn about how we can explore methods to determine equivalent fractions using visuals and various math tools.

Operating with Powers of Ten

(Procedural/Conceptual 3-5 Course)

Kids will see the pattern of just “adding a zero” when multiplying by a power of 10, but that “rule” doesn’t extend.  In this video we will look at how to help kids understand what’s really happening when multiplying and dividing by powers of 10.

Resources added this month

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