“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 ...

# Math Ideas

Are you looking for math ideas that you can use ASAP? Look no further! Search through the math ideas below.

## 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 ...

## 25 Awesome Task Card Ideas Teachers Love

Raise your hand if you're always looking for different and fun ways for your kids to practice and review what you've taught. Well, you've come to the right place. Let's talk task cards. What are Task Cards? Task cards are alternatives to worksheets. They usually contain one task or question ...

## 5 Ways to Include Math Problem Solving Activities in Your Classroom

Are you looking for math problem solving activities that are not too easy and not too hard, but juuust right? I've got something just for you and your students. Solve and Explain Problem Solving Tasks are open-ended math tasks that provide just the right amount of challenge for your kids. ...

## How to Schedule Your Daily Math Block

Ever wonder what your daily math block should look like? A well designed math block incorporates whole group and small group instruction. It also provides time for teaching new skills, practicing for mastery and reviewing previously taught skills. However, there are two things I want you to keep ...

## Math Center Ideas for Success

There are numerous benefits to doing math centers, but let's be honest. There are times when things go off the rails. Been there! These math center ideas will help you get your math centers back on track. Problem: Off Task Students My kids are not on task. They're doing everything except the work ...

## How to Choose Meaningful Math Centers: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

"I need meaningful math centers." This is a comment I hear a lot and I want to talk more about it because I feel like it's one of those phrases that get's thrown around, but doesn't get defined. Before I share more, let's backtrack just a little bit. We're in Part 4 of The Ultimate Guide to Math ...

## Tips for Managing Math Centers

When I think about managing math centers, the phrase that immediately pops into my mind is "routines and procedures". I am sure you've heard this before, but it's ABSOLUTELY true. A major part of a good management system is being proactive. Preparing for unwanted behaviors BEFORE they even happen ...

## How to Organize Your Math Centers

Organizing math centers is one of the major keys to running smooth workstations in your classroom. Being organized: keeps your students on task (more structure, less questions, less distractions) helps maximize time (when you and your students can easily find things you don't waste time) ...

## 8 Things to Consider When Planning Your Math Centers

Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to Math Centers Blog Series, so far we've talked about how important it is to do centers. Now, let's talk about planning math centers. There are several things that you need to consider before you jump in head first. You maybe thinking, "Greg, I need to get started ...

## The Ultimate Guide to Math Centers

"How'd you like to learn about a way to keep your kids engaged while they're reviewing math skills?" "Better yet, what if I said you could meet the needs of all your students at the same time?" Well, you're in for a special treat. I'm writing a 5-part blog series about this very topic. One major ...