by Chris | Feb 15, 2024 | area & perimeter, common core, elementary math, measurement, third grade

Area and Perimeter are difficult math concepts that kids usualy learn in upper elementary. As teachers, it can feel overwhelming to tackle all of that content. I’m breaking down the perimeter and area standards into manageable chunks in this blog post series. Part...
by Chris | Feb 15, 2024 | area & perimeter, common core, elementary math, measurement, third grade

In elementary school, one of the biggest math concepts students will tackle is Area and Perimeter. For us teachers, it can feel like an overwhelming amount of important content. In this blog series, I’m breaking all of the area and perimeter standards down into...
by Chris | Jan 23, 2024 | area & perimeter, arrays, common core, elementary math, measurement, third grade

Area and Perimeter are difficult math concepts that kids usualy learn in upper elementary. As teachers, it can feel overwhelming to tackle all of that content. I’m breaking down the perimeter and area standards into manageable chunks in this blog post series....
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 | Oct 4, 2023 | common core, elementary math, geometry, planning, seasonal

Every teacher knows that even the best kids go a little loopy around holidays. And the bigger the holiday (or the more sugar involved!) the more crazy things can get. It can be super tempting to just throw on a movie or slap together some craftivities. And honestly,...
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