In my post Squashing Fraction Misconceptions, I talked about the advantage of building number lines with fraction bars. As an extension to that blog post, which you can find HERE, I wanted to share another fraction number line activity with you. This is a mental math strategy that makes students ...

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## Fly on the Math Teacher’s Wall – Squashing Fraction Misconceptions

This month, I have the pleasure of linking up with 15 great math bloggers for the Fly on the Math Teacher's Wall Blog Hop. Our topic for discussion is fractions. Today, I want to discuss the importance of using number lines with students to get them to conceptually understand fractions. Number ...

## Math Problem Solving 101

Have you ever given your students a money word problem where someone buys an item from a store, but your students come up with an answer where the person that bought the item ends up with more money than he or she came in with? Word problem solving is one of those things that many of our children ...

## 100th Day of School – 2015 Math Ideas

Can you believe that the 100th Day of School is upon us? In fact, for me it is Friday, January 16th. Need some quick ideas to help celebrate this milestone? Check out some of the hyperlinks below to discover new ways to engage your students on that day. Math Ideas from the ...

## Place Value Review Battleship Style

Place value understanding and number sense are important concepts that should be revisited with students throughout the school year. Recently, I used the game Place Value Partners by Laura Candler to work with a small group of students. Students paired up to play this game. One ...

## iHeart Math Holiday Hop

I have the pleasure of linking up with several wonderful math bloggers for a month long holiday hop. We are excited about this collaboration because each day you can access a different blogger with great holiday tips and a special gift. Be sure to tune in everyday to read each blog post. By ...