When the Common Core Math standards were created so were the Standards of Mathematics Practice. Many of us are aware that the Standards of Math Practice (otherwise known as the SMP's) were developed as a set of behaviors and habits of mind to support great math thinking in our students. ...

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## Engaging Hundreds Chart Activities

Looking for fun hundreds chart activities? In this blog post I'll discuss different ways to engage your students in activities using hundreds charts. These charts are great tools for students to explore and think about the number system. You can use them to teach a variety of math concepts ...

## Got Tasks? Part 3 of 3

This is part 3 of the three part Got Tasks Series. How do you know when something is a good math task? Posing well developed math tasks to your students involves: ensuring that the task is directed to the essential math content and is aligned to the standards the task revolves around ...

## Math Books That Will Change Your Teaching Blog Hop

Today I am participating in the Math Books That Will Change Your Teaching Blog Hop organized by Brandi of The Research Based Classroom. Take this journey with me and 11 other excellent educators as we discuss books that have changed our teaching. Each blogger will be giving away a copy of the book ...

## Math Vocabulary Link Up

Today I have the pleasure of linking up with Sarah and Courtney of Adventures in Guided Math for the Wednesday Linky. This week we are sharing ideas on how math vocabulary is taught or reinforced in our schools. Research states that teaching essential vocabulary terms is critical to ...

## Great Math Questions

Within the last couple of weeks, I have been participating in a book study hosted by Donna of Math Coach's Corner. We have been reading and discussing Teaching Numeracy 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking by Margie Pearse & K. M. Walton. The book is a really great one in that it ...