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No More Computation Errors

No More Computation Errors

Tired of your students making the same computation errors over and over?!! Here are 5 ways to help them understand, find, and correct their own errors: 1.  Look for patterns.   Sometimes, kids are making the same kind of mistake over and over because of a...
Place Value in Upper Elementary

Place Value in Upper Elementary

Teaching place value in upper elementary is just as important as it is in the lower grades. By the time students get to 4th and 5th grades, they should already have strong conceptual understanding of the following place value concepts: -counting by ones, fives, tens,...
Stop Teaching Rounding ‘Tricks’

Stop Teaching Rounding ‘Tricks’

My very first year teaching, I taught a self-contained special education class of 16 students in a New York City public school.  Did you know you can do that with absolutely no experience or qualifications?  Yeah…. I had absolutely no idea what I...