March 14th is the perfect day to explore the Greek number, Pi. Why? Because the number Pi is approximately 3.14. And, it’s a great time to introduce the concepts of circumference and diameter in a relevant, fun way. I like to have students learn about a new concept though exploration and discovery. Instead of teaching a rule they’ve that will… Read More
Division Strategies Made Easier – Partial Quotients Method and More!
Do your students groan when you say you’re going to be working to learn division strategies? With better understanding and easy to use methods, that won’t be the case. If you teach Common Core division, you probably know about the partial quotients method, but what about the box method, area model, and grid model. How about rectangle sections division or… Read More
Writing to Explain Thinking in Math Problem Solving
Have you ever heard your students say, “Ugh, why do I have to write about how I solved the math problem?” If students can TELL you what they did to solve the problem, they can WRITE about it. It seems like a daunting task to get students writing, but step by step you can do it. This blog post is… Read More