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## 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 ...

## 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 ...

## 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 in independent math centers doing meaningful math work, while you do your teacher-led small group. How would that feel? Great, right? This can become your reality. Math center time is a great way to meet the needs of all your students, but one of the biggest ...

## 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 ...