I have a bit of a love-hate relationship when it comes to teaching students the shift patterns of multiplying and dividing by powers of ten. It’s one of those underestimated concepts that you think will be so easy for them to learn. You soon realize that it’s not as simple
I have always felt that it was important for student birthdays to be recognized in the classroom. It makes students feel special and it contributes to a sense of class community. Here are just a few simple ways to acknowledge student birthdays without interfering with precious instructional time. 1. Note
Free Standards for Mathematical Practices classroom posters! I’ve been in “math Standards for Mathematical Practices” for the last several weeks as I have been working on my Brain Power Math resources. I started to take a serious look at the CC Standards for Mathematical Practices. These 8 Practices can really empower
Now that access to tablets is increasing in classrooms dramatically these days, teachers and students able to utilize e-books like never before. One overlooked resource is the public domain, which has a number of classic books, which have enduring value, offer historical insight, and present great opportunities for critical analysis.