“What does culturally responsive teaching look like during math instruction?” A new teacher asked me this question, and it got me thinking, "What a great question!" I had a general idea based on a training I attended many years ago, but it wasn't math specific. I did some research and to be ...

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## Fun and Engaging Math Warm-Ups for Your Math Block

Math warm-ups are highly engaging, yet short opening routines...Real short. Depending on how much time you have in your math block, 5 – 7 minutes short. When used as a daily routine, math warm-ups help build a positive classroom culture where kids are eager to participate. In addition, they ...

## A Cool Alternative to Number of the Day Worksheets

Are you looking for an interactive way for your students to build number sense other than the typical number of the day worksheets? If your answer is YES, then read on. What if I told you that I created a digital number of the day activity that you can individually assign to your students ...

## Math Problem of the Day: Questions That Get Kids Thinking

During my early years of teaching, I was always looking for a way to challenge my students, but not make things overly frustrating. I finally figured out an awesome way to slide in higher-order questions and increase student engagement…Math Problem of the Day. What Is Problem of the Day? The ...

## 5 Minute Math Talk Routines for Daily Instruction

Need a way to add structure to your math block AND increase conceptual understanding? Try these easy to follow math talk routines and get your kids talking about math. What Is a Math Talk Routine? Math Talk Routines are daily routines that are intentionally designed to promote meaningful and ...

## 3 Super Tips for Teaching Place Value

Here's the understatement of the year: teaching place value is kind of a big deal! From kindergarten through 5th grade, "Numbers and Operations in Base Ten" shows up in the common core math standards like clockwork. The task of "understanding place value" grows in complexity every year and ...