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? ...

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## 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, ...

## Using Interactive Number Lines to Support Number Sense

Since the beginning of the school year, I've been thinking about ways to build number sense with my students. Check out my earlier post 3 Math Routines to Build Number Sense. I recently stumbled upon an idea about using number lines to help students better understand the relationship between ...

## 3 Math Routines to Build Number Sense

Are your students having great difficulty counting and understanding number relationships with numbers beyond 100? Well, I definitely understand! Building number relationships and number sense can be a struggle. According to the common core standards, students in the 1st grade should be able to ...

## Math Problem Solving 101

Have you ever given your students a money word problem where someone buys an item from a store, but your students come up with an answer where the person that bought the item ends up with more money than he or she came in with? Word problem solving is one of those things that many of our children ...

## 100th Day of School – 2015 Math Ideas

Can you believe that the 100th Day of School is upon us? In fact, for me it is Friday, January 16th. Need some quick ideas to help celebrate this milestone? Check out some of the hyperlinks below to discover new ways to engage your students on that day. Math Ideas from the ...