Growth Mindset is a hot topic, but what is it exactly and how does it relate to math? What is Growth Mindset? Growth mindset is the belief that you can develop abilities through effort and hard work. In relation to education there are certain key characteristics of a growth mindset. Teachers or ...

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## The Power of Teaching with Math Songs

As educators, we are always on the hunt for ways to engage our kids. What about math songs? Songs are often overlooked as teaching strategy. Why? In our quest for mastery of ALL the standards, singing songs can be viewed as juvenile or not schedule worthy. Not true! First, let's not ...

## What To Do When Technology Fails During Your Math Lesson

How many of you have had major technology fails in your classroom? I know I have. There is so much that we can now do with technology. I remember when I started teaching, there were no interactive white boards or iPads. You were lucky if you had a couple of computers in your room for a computer ...

## 14 Math Read Alouds and Extension Ideas for Elementary Kids

Are you searching for an easy way to "hook" your kids into your newest math lesson? Or maybe you want to make a math concept more relatable. One of the first things that pops into my mind when I am brainstorming new ways to introduce a new math topic is: "Which book should I read?" Surprised? ...

## How to Make Your Kids Independent During Math Centers

Picture this. Your students working together in math workstations doing meaningful math work, while you do your teacher-led small group. How would that feel? Great, right? This can become your reality. One of the biggest problems that causes math centers to fail is the lack of consistency. This ...

## 8 Reasons to Start Using Math Games for Review NOW

Are you searching for a way to make math exciting to review? Or are you trying to explain to others why math games are not just play with no purpose? Look no further because there are numerous benefits for adding math games to your teaching toolkit. Math games are an effective instructional strategy ...