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Could your students’ number sense use a boost? These quick and simple activities improve number sense while engaging your students.
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I’ve talked to more than a few teachers who have mentioned that their students’ weakest area is number sense. “Maybe I should just slow down my instruction and work on number sense for a while.” they say. But here’s the thing- number sense doesn’t need to be separate from your
If you have landed on this page, you are likely curious about how numberless word problems might be helpful for your 3rd grade students. I’m sure you have “number pluckers” in your classroom who routinely read a word problem, pluck the numbers out and add them together… or multiply them
Nothing feels better than working with a small group of students who are just getting it. During whole group instruction, there are always some students who seem to be drowning and getting them into the right math groups with the right math goals can be the absolute make or break
If you have been with me for any length of time you know that I am all about simple and effective math instruction. Finding opportunities to build number sense by illuminating the benchmarks of 5 and 10 fits the bill on both counts. Students with number sense understand how numbers
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Last week we talked about 4 number relationships that build number sense in your students. In other words, students with number sense are strong in these number relationships! Building number relationships is one of those simple & effective strategies you can layer on top of the instruction you are already
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There’s math theory and then there is real life in the classroom. You may LOVE the idea of the CRA math model but you may wonder how you can incorporate this type of model with a classroom full of students with varying needs. Let’s dive into some common roadblocks to
You used hands-on materials all last week in math. Your students were rockstars. This week you were sure your students were ready to take the blocks away and move to a drawing instead. And your students fell flat. You were sure they were ready and you are left questioning what