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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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The Power of Mistakes and Struggle
Welcome to week 1 of our book study of Mathematical Mindsets .  Chapter 1: The Brain and Mathematics Learning Big Ideas -Folks who have a fixed mindset can develop a growth mindset.  Their learning approach can become much more positive and successful. -The...

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Fly on the Math Teacher's Wall: Buzz Worthy Back to School Blog Hop
     There is just something about back to school time that makes everything seem so fresh and new.  I love getting to know new students and seeing how much my old students have grown and changed.  We have been back in action for 3 days and I think I had fo...

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Using dice to promote fluency with additive reasoning
I work with kids from kindergarten right up through grade 6 and there is one activity that I do with kids in all grades.  It is simple, fast and very effective.  It is a simple dice game where kids are rolling and adding or rolling and subtracting.  There i...

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Common Core Standards for telling time and a fun game to help your students get there!
As we transition from our state standards to the common core, I keep hearing teachers ask, "Do we still have to do this" or "What grade is that in?" One thing that hasn't changed for our state is when we need to teach telling time.  Here are the common core...

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Growth Mindset and Mathematics
What does a student's past expereince have to do with how they learn math today?  My past expereinces certainly shaped me and changed my mindset several times. My  Math Story I was told from a young age that I was gifted in math.  I learned math easily and ...

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Monday Math Literature: Place Value Story Problems with Snowmen at Night
Happy Monday!  Today's post isn't getting done until late because I have been enjoying my vacation a little to much!  If you are still on vacation, I hope you are enjoying your final days and if you are already back to school, I hope your return went smooth...

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Monday Math Literature: Equivalent Fractions
Today I want to share with you one of the newest additions to my math literature collection.  This one is great for grades 4-6 or anyone interested in equivalent fractions. Fractions in Disguise   \ This book is part of the Charlesbridge Math Adventures  se...

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Teaching Math With You Tube Videos: 2 Dimensional Shapes
In the past few years,  I have posted some of my favorite songs and videos about  shapes ,  counting ,  multiplication ,  coins ,  time ,  fractions ,  teen numbers ,  area and perimeter  and  addition facts .  I try to keep these posts up to date with the ...

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Teaching Math With You Tube Videos: Halloween Fun
In the past few years,  I have posted some of my favorite songs and videos about shapes , counting , multiplication , coins , time , fractions , teen numbers ,  area and perimeter  and addition facts .  I try to keep these posts up to date with the latest s...

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Back To School Math Tips: Organizing Online Resources
It's time!  Teachers all over the country are thinking about back to school.  Whether you are going back to school this week, next week or not until the end of the month, I am sure your mind is on back to school.  My math blogger friends and I have teamed u...
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