Use Real Pumpkins in Your Lesson

Use Pumpkins Not Clipart Holiday worksheets do not make learning more fun. It’s marginally better than just a page of those math problems without the pumpkins, but why not give students more authentic learning opportunities? Instead of clip art pumpkins...

Representing Borrowing in Math

  Understanding Borrowing For math, many of us know how to borrow, but how do we explain it in a way that demonstrates understanding? Sometimes what we do is so second nature that we can struggle with the “but why?” When our phones can easily do math...

Empowered Problem Solving with @robertkaplinsky

Online Workshop for Math Educators Guest Blog post by Robert Kaplinsky I’ve got some exciting news to share with you! I’ve created an online workshop called Empowered Problem Solving for math educators who want their students to be better problem solvers....

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) in Mathematics

Depth of Knowledge in Mathematics Guest Blog Post by Robert Kaplinksy Take a look at the problem below. It’s based on a fourth-grade standard on comparing fractions. Spend a minute or two thinking about it and then continue below. Directions: Using the digits 1-9, no...
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