by Chris | Oct 31, 2023 | common core, computation, elementary math, fourth grade

In upper elementary, it’s pretty common for teachers to struggle with teaching fractions and decimals. They are tough concepts and kids need lots of time and quality instruction and interaction with the content to build those concepts deeply. Ask any third,...
by Chris | Oct 17, 2023 | computation, differentiation, elementary math, multiplication

When I first started teaching, way back in the year 2000, the world was a very different place. One of the first math teaching tools I found in my special ed classroom back then was a giant stack of punch out fact triangles. There were addition/ subtraction and...
by Chris | Jan 25, 2021 | computation

Reciprocal Learning is a cooperative learning technique that works really well for material that students need to review and/ or practice. In reciprocal learning, students work in pairs to coach each other through problems. Ideally, the ‘just...
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