170 New Esti-Mysteries

This school year, I’m embarking on my most ambitious Esti-Mystery creation journey yet.  I’ll be creating and posting 170 brand new Esti-Mysteries.  I’ll be posting a new one nearly every day for the rest of the school year – just like last year.  However, this school year, I’m beginning the journey 1 month earlier.  …

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The 3-Container Estimation Routine

The 3-Container Estimation Routine is a clear and simple routine that invites students to estimate and discuss their ideas.   This school year, I’ll be posting new sets of 3-Container Estimation Routines every Monday.   Watch this video to learn how to use the routine:       Note:  Use the blue download links below…

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150 New Esti-Mysteries

This school year, I’m creating 150 brand new Esti-Mysteries.  I’ll be posting a new one nearly every day for the rest of the school year – just like last year.  This is my way of sharing math joy with you all year long!  Prepare for math joy and rich math talk in your classroom as…

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New Estimation Clipboards

To date, I’ve created 101 estimation clipboards – and I’m going to create more to share this month.  They are very fun and easy to use – and your student will love them!  They are also a very exciting and powerful way to build number sense.  As I create more, I will post them here.…

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The 12 Most Popular Math Strategies and Downloads

Over the past 5 years, this blog has seen nearly 3.1 million views.  The most popular strategies from the blog all have one thing in common:  They include downloadable resources and strategies which can be immediately used in the classroom.  They are also free!  I’m sometimes asked these two questions: “Which are the most popular…

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FREE e-Book: Top 20 Teaching Tips for 2020

At the beginning of every calendar year, I write something new for the education community. In 2017, I wrote Splat!  (It took me until nearly the middle of February to finish it that year!) In 2018, I wrote Cube Conversations (I actually managed to finish that series a few days early, just before January.) In…

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51 Esti-Mysteries

51 Brand New Esti-Mysteries!  4 Challenge Levels!  All New Images! If you’ve used the Esti-Mysteries from the original Esti-Mysteries blog post, or the 15 additional Esti-Mysteries that I wrote for 20 Days of Number Sense and Rich Math Talk, you’ll really enjoy this new set!   My goal was to write and post 51 brand new…

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100 Subitizing Slides & 10 Challenge Patterns

With a click, a pattern of dots appears on your screen.  Instantly your students tell how many.  They don’t count the dots.  Instead they simply know the total at a glance. Subitizing – when a person looks at a small set of objects and instantly detects the total without counting.  It’s a powerful process and…

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Cube Conversations

    Cube Conversations is a set of 80 (eighty!) animated lessons designed to promote visually rich math discourse.  I’ve designed these lessons to invite many voices and vantage points into classroom conversations. Much like Splat!, you control the animation with a few simple clicks  – and each click presents an opportunity for students to…

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