by Melinda | Jan 10, 2022 | Math

How many times a day do you glance at the clock, or your watch, or your phone to check the time? You’re able to tell what time it is, how much longer you have left until lunch, and how much time has elapsed since you started students on independent reading. Your... by Melinda | Sep 7, 2021 | Math

Number sense is essential for math, but not everyone knows what it is. Number sense is the ability to use numbers and math processes flexibly and in a variety of ways. Mental math or mental computation is one piece of number sense as is estimating, being aware of... by Melinda | May 31, 2021 | Math

Teaching multiplication goes beyond having children memorize multiplication tables. That said, knowing times tables builds math fluency and helps students with more complex calculations, estimation, and more. Teaching multiplication strategies to try From introducing... by Melinda | Apr 5, 2021 | Math

Getting clear on place value is important for students. Place value helps us to read whole numbers into the thousands, millions, billions, and beyond. Do your students need more practice with this pattern we use to put numbers together? Try these place value... by Melinda | Mar 8, 2021 | Math

Math warm ups look like fun — and pack a lot into a short time. Math warm ups are the opening routine that leads into your math block. Math warm ups get kids participating, provide practice for skills you are currently working on, and review previously taught skills... by Melinda | Dec 21, 2020 | Math

We often think of math and reading as separate things. We have literacy centers and math centers; we teach fractions and phonics separately. But what happens when you bring books and math together? Math read alouds are magic. Students who struggle with or think they...