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TheElementary MathManiac
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Finding creative ways for kids to practice math
Finding creative ways for kids to practice math

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When Teaching Gets Really Challenging
Today is August 1st, the day teachers all over the US transition to back to school.  I myself am only about two thirds of the way through summer but there is something about the calendar changing to August that makes me feel a bit anxious and a bit excited ...
When Teaching Gets Really Challenging
When Teaching Gets Really Challenging
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Autism Awareness Month
April is National Autism Awareness Month and today (April 2nd) is World Autism Awareness Day.  Many students and families are effected by Autism and there are many things happening all month long that you can get involved in.  For much more information abou...
Autism Awareness Month
Autism Awareness Month
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Personalizing Learning With Math Centers
Earlier this week, I shared how I have been working on personalizing learning in my math classes.  This change came about because I was challenged to teach math in a multi-age setting but has led to some great discoveries that have helped me improve math in...
Personalizing Learning With Math Centers
Personalizing Learning With Math Centers
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Personalizing Learning in Math Class
Over the last few years, the enrollment at my school has continued to decline.  This led us to create several multi-age classrooms.  I had not experienced a multi-age classroom since I was an elementary student myself so I did what any professional reading ...
Personalizing Learning in Math Class
Personalizing Learning in Math Class
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Making Math Visual & The Ultimate Math Toolbox
Do your students have a deep, flexible understanding of math? Are they able to work with numbers flexibly andfluently? If not, what’s something we can do to help bridge the gap between where they are and where we want them to be? Well, for one thing,  we mu...
Making Math Visual & The Ultimate Math Toolbox
Making Math Visual & The Ultimate Math Toolbox
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How and Why I Spring Clean My Classroom
This school year has been one big long example of how life sometimes gets in the way.  Every time I feel like I have things under control again, something happens to push me back into survival mode.  I finally am fighting my way back to a semblance of norma...
How and Why I Spring Clean My Classroom
How and Why I Spring Clean My Classroom
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Yohaku: The Ultimate Low Floor, High Ceiling Math Task
Last spring when I was doing the Mathematical Mindsets book study, I wrote a lot about rich mathematical tasks  that all students can access but that also keep going or growing for students who need more challenge.  Since then, I have been on a quest to add...
Yohaku: The Ultimate Low Floor, High Ceiling Math Task
Yohaku: The Ultimate Low Floor, High Ceiling Math Task
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Playing With Integers
Living in the northeast, my students get a lot of real life experience with negative numbers every winter.  Integers don't show up in our standards until grade 6, but my students get a fair amount of exposure to them much earlier than that through real life...
Playing With Integers
Playing With Integers
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Who Moved My Cheese?
A few minutes before I left for vacation, my principal came in and handed me a copy of a book he wanted all of us to read at some point.  As my vacation has been coming to an end today and I have been getting back into school mode, I opened my school bag th...
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Gatekeepers: Let's Talk About Teaching
If you have ever read the blog Forever in First , you know what in inspirational educator Tammy McMorrow is. The good news for all of us in the education world is that she has now written a book called Gatekeepers: Let's Talk About Teaching . She is a very ...
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