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 ...

# Common Core

## Mobile Math Task Cards for the Busy Teacher

Every minute of the instructional day is precious. There is never enough time to do it all! How can I help kids review math skills in a fun way, but still make sure they are learning? It has to be easy to implement and meaningful. These were some of the thoughts that ran through my mind and ...

## 10 Ways to Teach Math Using Post It Notes

Let me start by saying, I love post-it notes! I can never have enough. I have plenty of them at school and home. We use post-it notes in our daily lives. Oftentimes, we use them to jot down notes or quick reminders. But today, I wanted to share how you can use them during your math class. Today, ...

## Standards for Mathematics Practice Posters

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. ...

## 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 ...

## 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 ...